Surfing Turtle Lodge Poneloya, Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Surfing Turtle Lodge is a unique Solar Powered hostel located on a beautiful deserted beach in Isla Los Brasiles, 20 minutes away from the city of Leon, Nicaragua.

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Surfing Turtle Lodge is a unique solar powered Eco-Hostel located 20 minutes from the city of Leon, Nicaragua, and a 5 minute boat ride from Poneloya on a beautiful deserted beach in Isla Los Brasiles. Located along the pacific coast of Nicaragua, the Lodge strikes the perfect balance for everyone: Enjoy the island’s natural beauty while having comfortable, exceptional accommodations and services.

The hostel provides activities for everyone. Rent a surfboard, take lessons and be riding the waves surfing in no time, or rent a bike and venture out on the island and visit it’s many beauties. Relax on a hammock and enjoy the sounds of the waves or do yoga by the shore. Visit our restaurant and taste delicious, freshly prepared food, or sit by the bar and enjoy our many tasty drinks.

However you choose to spend your time at Surfing Turtle, it will be our goal to not only meet, but exceed, your expectations. From great accommodations, to personalized and friendly service, at unbeatable rates, we have you covered.
Our Services Include:

Bar & lounge
Night turtle watch
Surf lessons
Board rentals
Bicycle rentals
Horseback riding
Camp fires
Beach volleyball
Free table games
Wi-fi internet
Laundry service
Shuttle service
and more…

Map & Directions

2 kilometers north from the tip of Los Brasiles Island, Poneloya, Nicaragua., Poneloya, Nicaragua, Nicaragua

From Managua:

Take a taxi to the UCA (Univercity of Central America) bus terminal. From there, hop on one of the minivans that go to Leon. The depart every 30 minutes or once full.

From Leon:

Once in Leon, take a taxi to “El Mercadito” in Sutiaba. From there, hop on a Bus and head to Poneloya. All of the buses in “El Mercadito” go to Poneloya, so don’t worry about getting on the wrong bus. They depart every hour on the hour from 7am to 5pm.

Once in Poneloya:

Get off at the when you reach the river mouth in Poneloya. You’ll know where that is because the bus turns around to go to Las Penitas, another beach town nearby.
There, you’ll see a big Surfing Turtle Lodge sign that will lead you to our Reception Kiosk, a short 5-minute walk from the bus stop.

Our Reception Kiosk is a big yellow house. Once there, ask for our boat captain Daniel and he will take you across the river (a 5 minute boat ride) to Isla Los Brasiles. Follow the signs walking along the island for about 10 minutes and you will arrive at our beachfront lodge or call us before you cross over and we’ll have a horse carriage waiting for you at the dock.

That’s it! You’ve made it. Now sit back, enjoy a nice cold drink, and have a great vacation.
Let Surfing Turtle get you there: Surfing Turtle boat & horse

Make your commute to Surfing Turtle quick, easy and hassle free by booking our Direct door-to-door Shuttle Service from anywhere in Nicaragua directly to our lodge. Contact us to book your transfer.

Points of Interest
Surfing Turtle Lodge
2 kilometers north from the tip of Los Brasiles Island, Poneloya, Nicaragua., Poneloya, Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Nearby Attractions and Services

20kmLeon, Nicaragua.


  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Breakfast
  • Available
  • Free
  • Massages
  • Shuttle Service - Available

  • Pets Allowed

Other Information

Enjoy one of the few Eco-friendly Hostels in Nicaragua and Central America. Surfing Turtle Lodge is proud to be part of a new and important movement of being environmentally friendly.

Let the power of the sun energize your vacation in more ways than before. Surfing Turtle Lodge is a solely Solar Power Eco-Hostel and still let’s anyone enjoy the commodities of modern life without the drawbacks of a big carbon footprint. The appliances we power through our solar panels include:

Satellite internet
Wi-fi router
Solar fridge

Isla Los Brasiles is an island which receives turtles every night to lay their eggs. For this reason it is also an area of high poacher traffic. We are trying to work with the local population as well as environmental bodies to help the endangered sea turtles.

We are working to develop and create a small nursery for the eggs of the turtles that come nest on the island. Through this we hope to provide a small haven for the sea turtles and develop an awareness for the locals as well as the tourists that come visit us.

Our Hostel is also dedicated in maintaining the surrounding area clean through a variety of ways.

Surfing Turtle Lodge is working with local students and volunteers to clean the beach of human made products, such as bottles, cans, etc. Also the waste created by the Lodge is organized and sorted in order to dispose of it in a safe and productive way.


Renzo Fernandez

Listing # RA-1224028

Starting at:
USD $10 per night
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