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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. 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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  • Near Leon is this beach is the best choice. We have slept at the cozy Lazy Turtle. It can here crowded with locals, but such a few weeks before Easter when we were there were mostly tourists who came here in the Sun layers and a surfje. Unfortunately little range of beach bars with tasty places to hangout.
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  • It is a great place with very good conditions that still improve a very interesting beach with many things to do. One of them is to visit the island John deer which is an area that is home to a very bonitoy preserved ecosystem!
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  • Difficult to swim but visit the reserve and eat on the beach a fresh fish will make a great day.
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