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Playa Las Penitas, Leon

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Beach · Nature / Park
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Relax at Playa Las Penitas, a tiny fishing village and beach on Nicaragua's west coast. Lounge on the clean, tawny sand, relatively untouched by development. Get fishing tips from the locals, have a relaxing picnic on the tranquil shore, or take a trip to the nearby nature reserve. The waves are perfect for learning to surf, and the beach is lined with small bars where you can linger over a refreshing drink. Plan to see Playa Las Penitas and other attractions that appeal to you using our Leon road trip planning tool.
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Playa Las Penitas reviews

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520 reviews
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4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is a small beach town. The beach is lovely. A number of surfing outfitters. There are a number of hostels and a few nicer hotels. It is all about going to the beach. There isn't mush else to it.....  more
    This is a small beach town. The beach is lovely. A number of surfing outfitters. There are a number of hostels and a few nicer hotels. It is all about going to the beach. There isn't mush else to it.....  more »
  • Just took a day trip via cab to Peñitas and so glad we did. Not only was the beach picturesque, but we had almost the whole thing to ourselves (during a weekday). The waves were breaking beautifully.....  more
    Just took a day trip via cab to Peñitas and so glad we did. Not only was the beach picturesque, but we had almost the whole thing to ourselves (during a weekday). The waves were breaking beautifully.....  more »
  • We came here for the afternoon. You can go swimming here and we swam just out the front of Playa Roca to the right of the rocks. The swell was pretty big when we were there with 5-6ft waves. It... 
    We came here for the afternoon. You can go swimming here and we swam just out the front of Playa Roca to the right of the rocks. The swell was pretty big when we were there with 5-6ft waves. It...  more »
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  • My first time in the passigic Ocean. Amazing beach, perfect to surf, I would say because waves are very strong. We went in the low season (September), so a few people and a lot of good photos.
  • Beautifull long beach, we went here on a saterday not many people on the beach. Mainly surfers, but yiu can swim there too
  • Delightful spot. Litter is a big issue for me. Pity there is no clean up crew.
  • Lovely and relaxing ... Hope it will remain as is, unspoiled by big fat tourists their quads and their diet Coke
  • Best beach town we've ever been to. Came with intentions of staying 2 days and ended up staying 10. A dre spot to take a break from all the bagpacking about. So chill, relaxed and casual with amazing local people. Id recommend staying in Playa Roca, 20 US per night for a double room, great food and staff. The beach is a must see. Also, across from Oasis hostel is the most amazinf family run restaurant with such cheap meals. Place doesn't look appealing to the eye but has the best meals. We ate there every day twice a day 😅

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