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Playa Las Penitas

Leon, Nicaragua
+505 8875 0080
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Las Penitas has a lot to offer. 20min from Leon. Lots of restaurants and new Hotels. Good for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin Y
Decent beach, but really quiet

The beach itself was fine. Not white sand like you might find in Mexico or Thailand, but clean and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brittany_11_10
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“beautiful beach” (28 reviews)
“de oro” (13 reviews)
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Leon, Nicaragua
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+505 8875 0080
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"beautiful beach"
in 28 reviews
"de oro"
in 13 reviews
"fishing village"
in 8 reviews
"day trip"
in 22 reviews
"surf beach"
in 5 reviews
"small hotels"
in 4 reviews
"brown sand"
in 4 reviews
"simple beach"
in 4 reviews
"great bars and restaurants"
in 3 reviews
"pretty beach"
in 3 reviews
"water was warm"
in 3 reviews
"nature reserve"
in 4 reviews
"low tide"
in 5 reviews
"big waves"
in 4 reviews
"great surf"
in 3 reviews
"friendly locals"
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"a great place to spend"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Las Penitas has a lot to offer. 20min from Leon. Lots of restaurants and new Hotels. Good for couples and backpackers. And of course surf!

Thank Kevin Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach itself was fine. Not white sand like you might find in Mexico or Thailand, but clean and nice enough. The surf was great (not surfing, but the surf), a lot of fun to play in, and the water temp was perfect: cool and...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right near the river if you worry about the Pacific tide and swell. Lovely place to be. Lots of locals and hardly saw a tourist ☺️ Loved it!

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My expectations where high. Everybody is talking about las Penitas. It’s a beach village but there is nothing to do. Not a nice town, only the beach and a couple of hostels and a few restaurants. There is nobody there. It all looks sad, depressing...More

Thank Stephanie Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good beach to visit while in Leon. Took the chicken bus there and was about 30mins drive for 15 cordobas. Very chilled beach with hostels along the beach front. Great sea for surfing and swimming, surprisingly clear water. Best bit is to...More

Thank Francesca Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good beach that attracts surfers. It can be a little rough for just swimming, and has some rocky areas along it's approx.11/2 k length. The main road through the town of Las Penitas runs the length of the beach. The darkish brown...More

Thank captainronanejo69
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Not the prettiest beach in the world, but it has some nice rock formations for photos. It's safe and has plenty of accomodations and activities nearby

Thank CarolinaFan85
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Penitas beach is a great place to visit even though its not the main reason people come to leon. There were a few surfers but not nearly as many as south at san juan del sur. Not a white sand location, but a cool beach...More

Thank robnkim
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Great beach town outside of Leon. Beautiful beaches, lots of places to stay and some great bars and restaurants! Try Bombora for the sunset view and a beer!

Thank Gary N
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We stayed in :Leon and took a day trip out to Penitas to see the beach. It was not crowded and very much a locals beach. There were families swimming and children playing. We had a nice restaurant view spot where we could sit tin...More

Thank marilynnjsmith
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rtomerini90
27 July 2015|
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Response from jocko | Reviewed this property |
Yes you could get a taxi, and might be more economical if you could share one with others at your hostel or lodging. I don't recall the name of the bus terminal but it was not one of the larger ones. I think it was the... More
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Richard E
10 February 2015|
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Response from Jody P | Reviewed this property |
KPR77 gave a very thorough answer so I won't add to that other than to say that while my spouse and I have been completely comfortable on the local buses in 4 months of living here, doing the negotiations to get from the... More
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