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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  • This beach is close to the colonial city of León, Nicaragua. It has many small hostals and casual restaurants and bars established by foreigners that have decided to move here. Surfers have a preferen...  more »
  • I went here in the beginning of September 2018. It's a short drive from Leon, using a taxi it was $10. This is the Pacific coast so expect "black sand." It's a long stretch of beach that you can walk ...  more »
  • Very nice quiet beach near León. Easy access by bus to Leon for cheap. Clean and almost deserted beach sometimes. More human activity towards the end of the road. Usually easy bathing with children, at low tide, you can walk for long in the shallow water. Easy to find sections of beach without rock. Nice ride in the Sun. Several restaurants and terraces directly on the sand. I you board the Atlantics and Bomalu... Access to hotels, pulperias and Atm. Very frequent buses the day.
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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.
  • Nice beach, busy on weekends
  • a very beautiful beach
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