Malibu Popoyo

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Property Location Located in Tola, Malibu Popoyo is within a 15-minute drive of Santana Beach and Rancho Santana Beach. This beach hotel is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Escondido Beach and 10 mi (16 km) from Chacocente Beach. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer. - Santana Beach...

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Located in Tola, Malibu Popoyo is within a 15-minute drive of Santana Beach and Rancho Santana Beach. This beach hotel is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Escondido Beach and 10 mi (16 km) from Chacocente Beach. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
- Santana Beach - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
- Rancho Santana Beach - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
- Escondido Beach - 3.1 km / 1.9 mi
- Chacocente Beach - 16 km / 10 mi
- Playa Amarillo - 16.3 km / 10.2 mi
- Gigante Beach - 18 km / 11.2 mi
- Guacalito de la Isla Golf Course - 20.9 km / 13 mi
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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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restaurant
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Outdoor Pool
Reception services
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No cribs / beds for children availableNo rollaway / extra beds availableNon-smoking establishment24 hour receptionFree wireless internetDry cleaning / laundry servicesWithout elevatorsCoffee / tea in common areasAirport shuttle (surcharge)Support for excursions / ticket purchaseMultilingual teamFree breakfastBar / LoungeWheelchair accessible bathroomTake in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities at this campground include a television in a common area, aTake advantage of recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features at this Mediterranean hotel include complimentary wireleTake in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities at this campground include a television in a common area, aTake time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. This lodge also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features at this Mediterranean hotel include complimentary wirelePamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a cTake advantage of recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features at this Mediterranean hotel include complimentary wirelerestaurant

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The absolute best!

Reviewed 27 november, 2021

Just got back from a weeklong stay at Malibu Popoyo and made an account just to leave a review. I had an enormously fun time staying here. The rooms are really well designed and the layout of the hotel itself feels both communal and secluded. The native landscaping lends to the secluded feeling as well. The pool is gorgeous and you have a great view of it from the open-concept restaurant/bar. Beyond the great design, the staff was really warm and friendly. They learn your name (and help you with your Spanish if you want) and by the end of a weeklong stay they feel like new friends. The guided surf trips are great too - an expat resident runs the program and you're accompanied by two locals who have been surfing in that area since they could walk. They'll know exactly where to go for your skill level and where the best waves are at any time. Balance it out with yoga in their palapa and treat yourself to the wonderful food and drinks, go on some of their locally led cultural tours, have local cowboy Don Flavio take you out on a sunset beach horse ride, or just chill in the pool. Really recommend it and I'll be coming back for sure.

Laszlocorp_Inc

Exceeded all of my expectations!!

Reviewed 18 may, 2021

I loved everything about my experience at Malibu Popoyo. The correspondence with staff prior to my trip was super efficient and detailed, they made me feel very safe and welcome and I had a great idea what to expect. The coordination of airport transfers despite my awful arrival and departure times was super helpful and the drivers they arranged were top notch. The space is beautifully designed and I literally wouldn’t change one thing about the set up or my room. The bed was literally the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had on vacation, the bedding etc top notch. Air conditioner and fan perfect and bugs a total non I issue. The food and drinks exceeded my expectations. Super fresh healthy and lots of options. The kitchen and bar staff very sweet and ensure a satisfying experience each interaction. I had no idea that Malibu Popoyo didn’t just have a surf board rental guy but a truly exceptional surf guide. Jared was beyond. Such a solid guy and unbelievably helpful with not only surf detail but I learned so much about the country, history, land and more. I Have been a surfer for quite some time and been to many places but had I’d known what a gem they had as a surf guide I would’ve stayed three times longer I’ve already told many people about this perfect place so maybe I should keep it a secret?

813ziap

The BEST! Just had my 2nd visit and I am already planning my 3rd visit!

Reviewed 15 may, 2021

My husband took me there in December 2019, it was FANTASTIC. We had planned to make Malibu Popoyo a yearly or twice yearly trip after our first trip. Then 2020 happened. We finally made it back in April 2021. Originally a couples trip but it turned into a boys trip with a big swell hitting. We were there for 10 days and it was amazing. Room. Location. Staff. Service. Pool. Food. Drinks. SURF. Everything was great! Jared, our surf guide was with us daily, we went to many surf spots and the boys were ecstatic, as a beginner surfer, I was at first intimated by the size of the waves. Jared and I stayed on the inside, I caught more waves than I ever have, I had a blast I never felt scared and it is 100% because of Jared. BEST Surf Guide EVER. Elgin is a great guide too, but he was practicing with the National Nica team. Yes, Elgin is that good and a surf guide for Malibu Popoyo. The Malibu Popoyo boat was also fantastic. Best boat in Nica, we took it to several surf spots and also fishing. My husband caught a 36 pound tuna! This was definitely one of our best surf trips and we are already planning another trip this year back to Malibu Popoyo.

Vacation267126

Amazing resort!

Reviewed 31 march, 2021

Popoyo is a gorgeous resort with an amazing staff! The rooms are beautifully decorated & super comfortable. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. Delicious food and coffee at the restaurant and I really love the all inclusive package. They also host local events and it’s great to interact with the community here.

Stephanie F

RELAXATION - Would recommend going during the dry season!

Reviewed 9 march, 2020

We happened to go during the "dry season" which means there are fewer people there. We went for 2 nights and for any given meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) there was at MOST 1 other table. Though the lack of full occupancy during the dry season might be seen as a negative, I absolutely saw it as a monster positive and a big differentiator from other beach vacations I've had. I literally felt like I had the resort to myself and everybody was 100% dedicated to ensuring that your stay was great. Jared, the surf instructor was very patient and explained the "why" behind everything he was trying to get you to do. I am a beginning surfer and probably rode 15-20 waves over 2 90 minute sessions which was awesome! The water is warm and no wet suit needed (though would recommend a rash guard if you are riding a long foam board as most beginners do). Food was wonderful. Though it is all-inclusive (food and drink) everything is fresh and made to order just for you. Some of the most delicious food there is fried so if you are there for health and rejuvenation, I might suggest that you stick to grilled foods instead of fried. For example, they had whole fried fish available but instead I asked for grilled fish. While they could not grill the snapper, they did oblige me with some grilled Mahi Mahi instead which was wonderful. The accommodations were great. You only go into your room to sleep but the sheets were luxuriously soft and there was air conditioning. One downside of going during the dry season is it is very hot so the A/C very. nice for getting a good night's sleep. Possibly the biggest benefit to going during the dry season (for my wife at least) is there are no mosquitos. I got a few bites during the evening time but nothing I needed to really spray repellant for. My most enjoyable moments were just reading my book by the pool, in luxurious silence, or with the faint sound of music coming from the kitchen. (I did love their choice of music as well as they did not play a single "mainstream" song which I appreciated. (I am from the US). The resort is 10 steps away from the beach. Though not on the beach, each night we went out to see the sunset and each morning, we walked the beach and even visited Magnific Rock. In 10-20 years, that rock will be inundated with foreign tourists so it was amazing to stand on the rock with nobody else but local Nicaragua fisherman. Yoga was led in the morning by Ashley. my wife, who does not like Yoga even enjoyed it as it was mostly stretching, yin style yoga. There were not agressive holds or sweating. Just pure blissful relaxation and self-care. We got an in-room couples massage which was nice. The best part for us was one night, we happened to be there when the owner, Jade was throwing an intimate party for dinner. There was a mariachi band and a salsa instructor, which was fun. We did not go there for parties or dancing but it was nice for a night :) Overall, would recommend Malibu Popoyo to anyone interested in surfing, reading, relaxation, yoga, and eating/drinking.

johnnyrecruits