Playa Las Penitas, Leon

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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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  • I spent the afternoon relaxing on this beach, after vulconboarding it was amazing. A yummy place!
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  • Saw lots of birds on our tour including a kingfish. Also saw a raccoon and an iguana and even a raccoon. Many tricolor herons, white herons and even a great blue heron. Our guide did not speak English...  more »
  • Beautiful beach, almost deserted compared to European, grey because volcanic, but wide and clean. After the wrzaskliwym San Juan del Sur, Las Penitas is an oasis of peace and relaxation. The beach ends in a Bay from which at the time of high tide on the ocean rise fishermen in their small boats, which are shedding each morning to fresh fish. The same that offer numerous restaurants on the beach. Włąściwie I should in their own interests to write that Las Penitac is marnota to sometimes crowds there were ... Please watch out for big waves!
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  • Nice beach, perfect for surfers. Few restaurants by the beach. Pretty sunset.
  • It's at wonderful place for fishing and swimming very peaceful we always enjoy it. Gregorio Trujillo.
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