Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Popoyo, Nicaragua - Updated 2024

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Popoyo is a small, quiet and remote beach town in the Tola municipality of Nicaragua. Driving to Popoyo is a breathtaking experience, with incredible views awaiting you around every bend in the road. It is a very remote location and so it perfect for holidayers looking for some peace and quiet. The local areas are also known to have some excellent surfing opportunities, be sure to also check out the tidal pools at the beautiful beach of Guasacate. Boat rentals mean that you can explore the water’s edge. In order to reach Popoyo, you’ll need to rent a 4x4 car that can deal with dirt roads. Once you have this it also means that you can visit other local areas and have easy access to the stunning Salinas thermals. Also, Popoyo is located near one of the largest Wildlife Refuge and Sea Turtle Reserves in Nicaragua. So if you are looking to both explore and relax in a remote location then book accommodation from our recommendations. Read on to learn about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Popoyo, Nicaragua.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. TwoTenº Surf Home (from USD 66)

This Scandinavian-style home is a perfect vacation rental for those looking to experience the local life of Nicaragua. Located on the Playa Guasacate, this one-bedroom accommodation in Popoyo is a charming cottage home with fully furnished living spaces and a well-equipped shared kitchen. Book a stay here and relax in the tranquil atmosphere of its private garden. The outdoor hammocks offer an excellent place to cozy up with a book. Or you can go down to the beach and indulge in some water activities.

The house also has a pet-friendly policy, so bring your furry friends along on your explorations of this small town.

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Guasacate, Popoyo, Nicaragua
4.66 km (2.9 mi) from Playa Rosada
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen has everything we needed we didn’t want to leave :)
the tiny house was very clean and comfy
lots of friendly cats and pups around and the place was absolutely beautiful and clean
the tiny house was really clean and comfortable and had a great view of the beach and waves
perfect place and a wonderful host
claudio is the most thoughtful gracious host
ben is a great host helpful friendly and discreet
claudio was so friendly helpful and kind thank you
ben is a great host the house is perfect right in front of the beach
great location very pleasant property
location: twoten is located in possibly the best spot surrounding popoyo
really nice house close to the beach and very clean
super nice place and close to everything ben was a great host
a beautifully designed convenient place to stay that felt extra luxurious at the tail end of my trip
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2. Amahula Beach House (from USD 151)

Amahula Beach House is a second-floor rental in Popoyo, located within the Amahula hostel. This fully furnished accommodation is a vibrant and cozy place that offers majestic waterfront views of the Playa Guasacate. Treat your family to a serene and peaceful vacation by booking a stay at this beachfront Airbnb for rent in Popoyo. And with its pet-friendly policy, not even your furry friends will be left behind.

Unwind in its air-conditioned living spaces, and use the well-equipped kitchen to cater to your culinary needs. Although the myriads of water activities at the nearby beach and numerous local eateries are sure to keep you occupied, there’s a TV with WiFi at this rental to offer entertainment. There’s also a dedicated workstation at this getaway for those who wish to work on the go.

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Las Salinas, Rivas, Nicaragua
4.99 km (3.1 mi) from Playa Rosada
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apparently there is good wifi in heaven because this place is heaven on earth
freek was super accomodating and always working hard to make sure the wifi was as good as possible
the sofas and bed are comfy and the ac in the bedroom is lovely
ac and wifi worked great and the place is cleaned up for you as needed
the apartment is spacious clean and comfortable
the place is super clean and it has an amazing view
freek the property manager was always available and responsive to our needs
freek was very helpful with any questions and we would definitely stay here again
freek was very helpful and easy to communicate with
a very pleasant and friendly host with a top-notch space right on a beautiful beach
freek was a great host and the apartment is awesome cannot beat the views
great place and great location for being close to the main break
nice place close to everything in popoyo
the location is great right on the beach
this place is the best in the area
great place to relax and have a great time
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3. Red Pepper Guesthouse (from USD 38)

This small guesthouse for rent in Popoyo is just 50 meters (164 feet) from the beachfront and a few minutes from popular surfing joints. This rental includes not a private room with ensuite and also shares access to the rooftop which features relaxing rocking chairs and hammocks.The property is located near to some excellent dining options but if you do want to be self-sufficient then guests can use the outdoor shared kitchen to cook. There is full WiFi throughout and the hosts kindly offer complimentary filtered water, towels, and toiletries.

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Las Salinas, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
4.77 km (3.0 mi) from Playa Rosada
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
your own roof top terrace with views over looking the beach and a well equipped communal kitchen
loved the room and the private balcony overlooking the beach had such a nice vibe highly recommend
everything is very clean
the rooms are stellar clean stylish and modern
this is a new guesthouse and it is very clean and freshly painted
the kitchen is completly equipped and clean
the rooftop porch is absolutely addicting and room is very clean and spacious
the hosts are adorable
the hosts were very nice and welcoming
very nice and helpful host
very friendly and helpful host
they are kind warm and welcoming hosts
was a nice location on the beach
the room was impeccable and the location is great
the place is close to the beach and perfect for a relaxed stay with a familiar vibe
very clean central to cool restaurants and only 100 feet to the beach
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4. Tropical Paradise (from USD 50)

These pretty self-sufficient cabins are an ideal option and include a double bedroom, with the potential to have an extra if needed. There is a kitchen and you’ll love enjoying meals by the pool at this Airbnb in Popoyo, Nicaragua. These cabins truly feel like you are in your own little slice of paradise. In addition to the rental, the hosts offer a number of other services including surfing trips, horse riding experiences, motorbike rental, a chauffeur service and even surfboard rental with a guide for beginners. There is full WiFi throughout.

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Limon2, Rivas, Nicaragua
1.74 km (1.1 mi) from Playa Rosada
117 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outside area is relaxed with hammocks big chairs and a swimming pool
the cabana was comfortable and well equipped with enough cooking utensils and kitchenware
kitchens included it was perfect for a 2
the place is very clean and well designed
cabanas are well built clean and functional
couldn’t say better things about uri’s place the bungalow was clean had everything you could need
the house was super clean and had everything we needed to cook some meals
upon arrival the cabana was ready for us with fresh sheets and towels and was very clean
uri was a great host
uri was a fantastic host and really made us feel at home
host uri is a helpful and great person
uri was such a gracious host he made sure we were very well taken care of
the owner uri is very friendly accommodating and he made sure everything was perfect for us
beautiful secluded just a short walk to a solid beach break
tropic popoyo is a slice of paradise fabulous location: 3 surf breaks all within walking distance of varied levels
uri's place is super relaxed in a really quiet area close to some nice beaches
popoyo is like paradise and tropic popoyo is the perfect place to stay
amazing small chic restaurants and watering holes within walking distance
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5. Casitas Pacific guesthouse (from USD 80)

Nestled right on the beach, you can wake and fall asleep to the sound of the waves in Casitas Pacific. Surrounded by nature these clean properties welcome all guests and small pets so that you can enjoy the beach environment. There are a number of different room options which are suitable for two, three or four people. Larger parties will need to separate themselves into additional casitas. All of the rooms have access to hot water and some with air conditioning. Complimentary toiletries are provided and there is free on-site parking.

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Popoyo, Rivas Department, Nicaragua
5.22 km (3.3 mi) from Playa Rosada
30 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bed and breakfast 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing rooms with ac at reasonable price
the hot water in the shower was a nice touch i would highly recommend this place to anyone
rooms are as advertised and clean
the rooms were clean and well decorated
owner and staff are super nice and helpful
it is just too convenient and the owners are very friendly and helpful
very communicative and helpful
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6. Bed-and-breakfast

We love the unique architecture at La Vaca Loca, and we’re sure that you will too. Ideal for up to two guests, this small, family-run café and guesthouse is a surfers paradise. The bedroom features a king-sized bed and a private balcony with beach views. There are also plenty of relaxing common spaces for all guests, including the lounge, loft, and gardens. Be sure to take advantage of the outdoor shower experience during your stay.

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Las Salinas, Rivas, Nicaragua
4.78 km (3.0 mi) from Playa Rosada
81 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast and coffee is delicious
the wifi is strong throughout
the best part was the breakfast and coffee
the space is gorgeous the room is above the cafe and has a beautiful patio overlooking the beach
the breakfast was outstanding especially the coffee i looked forward to having it every morning
it was all kept impeccably clean
it's clean beautiful whimsical enchanting
super clean and comfy room with huge king size bed
the property is well-kept clean and quiet
the room was super clean
brant and khadine were amazing hosts
hosts were welcoming and friendly
brant and khadine are wonderful hosts
brant and khadine were great hosts from the hospitality to the great personalized touches
brant and khadine are the absolute best hosts you could ask for
i highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a great stay near popoyo
book it perfect location in popoyo/guanacase
vaca loca is an amazing place
great location to relax and you will see the best sundown in nicaragua
it is a short walk to great waves
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7. Los Cocos

For a maximum of three people sharing a private room with one single bed and one queen-size bed, this is a good location right in front of Guasacate beach. In addition to the private room, guests have shared access to the bathroom and well-equipped kitchen with a fridge, gas hobs, oven and crockery. Outside, you can relax and unwind in the hammock area or enjoy a barbecue. There is also a common use outdoor shower and full WiFi throughout. This is a popular place for people interested in music so be sure to join the jam and borrow the guitars and percussion instruments.

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Las Salinas, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
5.95 km (3.7 mi) from Playa Rosada
4 reviews  
Private room in house 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is even better than it looks like on the pictures
the rooms itself are pretty basic and the bathrooms are sufficient for your needs
los cocos is such a simple and nice place located directly on the beach
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8. Barrell Hostel

This hostel is a great option if you are a solo traveler or are part of a small group. Dormitory-style rooms with six beds or private rooms are on offer. Each has a private bathroom. This property has only recently opened, there is a 24-hour guard on site and an excellent restaurant where you can enjoy fresh meals every day. It is worth noting that unless specified, the rooms have a fan only, air conditioning options are an additional charge.

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6.32 km (4.0 mi) from Playa Rosada
11 reviews  
Shared room 6 Beds 16 Guests

9. Beach villa

This open-plan beach house is right on the doorstep to the sea. The decoration is bright and playful. The property boasts awe-inspiring sea views and is a great option for couples and small families looking to enjoy the peace and quiet. The property includes a kitchenette so that guests can enjoy a home cooked meal, although there are ten restaurants in easy access. There is a nighttime security guard so that you can sleep with peace of mind.

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Las Salinas, Rivas, Nicaragua
4.37 km (2.8 mi) from Playa Rosada
94 reviews  
Entire cabin 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Vista Popoyo Lodge

With hot showers, 24-hour security and panoramic views we can see why this location is popular. This modern property is a great option for up to six guests sharing two bedrooms. Each of the bedrooms has a queen-sized and single bed, whilst additional sleeping options include the two sofa beds in the common area. There is free on-site parking, a well-equipped kitchen and daily breakfast is provided.

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Las Salinas, Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua
6.57 km (4.1 mi) from Playa Rosada
8 reviews  
Entire house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
very clean beautitul and close to the beach and many restaurants
also rene is such a good host
ernesto the caretaker was also very helpful
a nice walk to the beach or minutes by car it is both convenient and quiet
the place is immaculate and the layout provides for both privacy and sharing
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11. Two-bedroom rental

Comfortably sleeps up to four guests sharing two bedrooms and is just five minutes’ walk from famous surfing points Popoyo Reef and Outer-reef. There is full WiFi throughout and a well-equipped kitchen with gas hobs, oven, fridge, coffee maker and smoothie maker. After a relaxing day at the beach come back and chill in the hammock on the back terrace with a nice drink. You can also rent bicycles directly from the hosts, organize surf tours, enjoy yoga and travel by 4x4.

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Popoyo, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
5.52 km (3.5 mi) from Playa Rosada
56 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and with all the necessary amenities
the downstairs bedroom has two single beds and is lovely
the super comfortable bed was a special treat after our long travels
comfortable and lots of living space to enjoy
the casa is as it looks and is comfortable
everything was super clean when we arrived and we felt immediately comfortable with this place
it's very comfortable and clean
the house is very well designed cozy clean and comfortable
they're place is spacious and airy with a charming mediterranean feel
also incredibly clean and modern in an area that lacks modern infrastructure
arnaud and tina were wonderful hosts
arnaud and tina were wonderful hosts
arnaud went far beyond being a great host
arnaud was a friendly and helpful host and made us feel very welcome
arnaud and his family are lovely people and very helpful with everything
the location is perfect
great location really close to a couple great restaurants
great place to stay close to beach
super beautiful and so close to the beach
awesome place and very near epic waves
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12. Beautiful bungalow

This simple and secluded property feels very tranquil but is still just 10 minutes to Popoyo. Located upstairs the private bedroom features a double bed and a full ensuite. The room itself is very spacious and guests can have access to the full kitchen with fridge, gas oven and all cutlery. With no WiFi, this is a great option for guests looking to escape the day-to-day of modern life. If needed, guests can use the WiFi at nearby Magnific Rock or Finca Popoyo.

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Popoyo, Rivas, Nicaragua
5.97 km (3.8 mi) from Playa Rosada
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outside rock shower is wonderful and i just love how open air the whole place is
glad we had a small 4x4 suv if you like to cook the kitchen downstairs is well equipped
the house itself is just right: open-air kitchen wonderful outdoor shower and cozy closed-in bedroom upstairs
we also really enjoyed the outdoor kitchen and living room
the room upstairs is very comfortable as well has two comfortable beds and bathroom
the house is beautiful clean and comfortable
a big house wonderfull outdoor shower and a clean bedroom
dana is helpful with questions
eddy was also very helpful to us during our stay
dana responds really quick and is helpful
eddy the caretaker was friendly and always available for our needs
upon arrival at the house the caretaker eddy was there to greet us and show us around
there are also several places to eat and enjoy the sunset within walking distance
awesome location we had a vehicle but could have walked to the beach easily
easy ten minute walk down to the beach and local restaurants
i stayed at dana's place for three nights and found it very enjoyable
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Be safe, be happy. It's holiday time

Nicaragua is on many people’s travel wish list and we can see why! So, with these safe and excellent Airbnb vacation rentals, you know that you will have an amazing beach holiday. All you have to do is reserve your vacation rental, turn up and then relax in the sun. Life is perfect sometimes!

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