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Playa Las Penitas, Leon
(3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Leon trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Playa Las Penitas and other attractions in Leon.
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  • If you dig real local culture, this beach is for you. Off season you will be one of only 30 random people on the entire beach. Some beautiful waves for surfers. Lots of stray dogs and disrepair in the...  more »
  • We loved the giant waves and rocky beach. Take local advice on where to swim and copy the local kids techniques on surviving the mammoth waves! Thoroughly enjoyable and stunningly beautiful 
  • Here I surfed nearly every day, always some good waves during the day and you could get course from several surfrentals if you want to or just surf by your own. Also you can go by canoe to experience ...  more »