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Driving to Playa Popoyo is a bit of a task compared to other Beaches in Nicaragua, but well worth it. You can get there with a car but its recommended to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. If you are traveling light, and its possible, we recommend a motorcycle. Navigating around the local roads will be much quicker and easier on a bike. Very often large trucks or slow vehiciles will block the roads and on a bike you can easily get around them. The first 2/3 of your trip, if coming from MGA airport, will be all well maintainted, paved roads. The average speed limits are 60 – 80 kph (37 – 50 mph)
The last 45 min – 1 hour of your drive to Popoyo (VIDEO 2) is a rough dirt road (Rt-26) that seems to be in perpetual repair. View our video to see exactly what its like. Popoyo is one of the most popular destinations in Nicaragua and it looks like plans to have this road paved are in the works.
Generally, if you get a Taxi from MGA airport expect to pay around $200 – $250.
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We have contacts with local drivers that can take you one way for around $125 during the day and $150 – 175 at night time.
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A Taxi Ride from MGA to Playa Popoyo will usually take about 3.5 hours pending there is no traffic. If you are traveling anytime from 1 pm to 5 pm you can expect the trip may take another 20 – 30 minutes due to Managua traffic.