Playa Las Penitas, Leon

3.9
#1 of 10 in Beaches in Nicaragua
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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  • A great place to spend the day. A small fishing town with a bunch of stuff gping on around it. Bars, hotels and great beaches. Swing and great surf or noce to just walk.  more »
  • For those who like surfing and very beautiful views as well as mangrove and bird watching is the release of turtles easy access low prices very friendly and helpful excellent waves is simply very beautiful place
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  • The chickenbus from León to playa penetas takes about 40 minutes and cost nothing as always 14 cordoba. The beach is nice., but currents are dangerous. Total, you make a few restaurants a bleak impression, as if they still would need to be renovated. Absolutely not to be recommended. Who wants to be alone is in the right place despite starting Easter here.
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