Poneloya, Nicaragua

It has been "suggested" by more than one reader that I continue chronicling our Nicaraguan adventure.  With a busy couple of weeks and work kicking me in the teeth I lost momentum but I think I'm ready to head back down memory lane.

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.


Linda Jacobs said...

You are right. The outside looks so plain but, wow, that interior is so beautiful! Love those arches and that balcony! Wonderful sunsets and silhouettes!

Cindy said...

That third picture from the bottom...heaven!

Kristin said...

I love reading about your travels. :)
I am still so glad that you guys really went for it!

Sheri said...

Wish I were there on that balcony!


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