I left us lingering in Leon a little longer than I intended, let's move along. After an afternoon visit there, we made our way to Poneloya, a little beach town on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.
Like all of our accommodations, I had found our hotel online. The very thing that drew me to Nicaragua in the first place continued to be a fascination throughout the entire trip: the street side of the houses (and now for the second time, hotels) are very deceiving. You cannot judge a place by its curb appeal. It's what's on the other side of that plain, nondescript exterior that counts.
|Suyapa Beach Hotel|
Who would imagine that lurking behind this utilitarian facade was a tropical paradise?
|Straight ahead are the two outdoor dining terraces|
and the Pacific Ocean!
|An upstairs balcony|
|View from the balcony|
We got checked in and made it to the beach just at sunset. It was nothing less than spectacular!
We enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner at ocean-side and then said good-bye to our traveling companions as they returned to Leon to spend the next 2 days with family.
After 2 days of traveling, Bobby and I looked forward to the lazy beach days stretching out before us.