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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 06/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Las Penitas
With its little but refreshing pool in front of the Pacific ocean, El Belga Loco is a little and quiet hostal directly on the beach of Las Peñitas, close to the colonial city of Leon, Nicaragua. Each of the 7 rooms has fans, mosquito nets and a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Rest areas such as couch and tv inside the main building, but also hammocks and lounge chairs on the terrace give you the unique opportunity to relax after surfing or hiking and to cool off after visiting Leon. Drinks and snacks are available all day and breakfast is also possible. El Belga Loco provides you with WIFI throughout the property and free parking. EL Belga Loco is meant to be a "quiet, private and exclusive" place...and for this reason the access is limited to "guests only" and no children aged less than 10.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more


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Grade: 45 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 10 km
2Attractionswithin 10 km
164Reviews1Q+A9Room tips
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meggiepillar wrote a review Oct 2021
Florida117 contributions59 helpful votes
We had such a wonderful time with our stay. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly and the owners were very helpful, they offered great suggestions on where to eat and which tours to take and even helped make the arrangements. My husband and I work online and had no problems with the internet. There was even internet in the rooms which is unusual in Nicaragua so we were very happy with our stay! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Silvana Timoteo, Propriétaire at EL Belga Loco
Responded 24 Oct 2021
Thank you so much Megan and Terrance! Hope to see you again soon!
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thepamperednomad wrote a review Apr 2021
Toronto, Canada155 contributions84 helpful votes
I checked out all of the hotels / hostels in Las Penitas. I found this to be the best value; Clean, bright and spacious rooms for a fair price. Comfy bed, 2 fans, and great water pressure in the shower. The terrace and pool area are stylish and spacious. The stretch of beach it is on is super clean, and is tranquil as it is doest have bars and noisy restaurants right beside it like many of the other accommodations do. there is a multitude of seating options on the terrace including 4 hammocks, a couch and countless intimate shaded and / or sunny seating spots. The mojitos are delicious and finally; many establishments here play unnecessarily loud music which isn't peaceful.......El Belga played great music that wasn't loud at all, which is perfect, so you can still hear the waves Sylvana and her husband are the perfect hosts And if you're a dog lover.....they have two amazing, well behaved dogs to play with I give El Belga Loco top marks and highly recommend
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: second floor rooms have extra windows for cross-breezes
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Silvana Timoteo, Propriétaire at EL Belga Loco
Responded 13 Apr 2021
Thanks Andrew, it was a pleasure to have you here with us !
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Sean M wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
I stayed here for 4 nights and had a great time. The personnel working here are fantastic and provide great service. The space is very comfortable and relaxing. Tours and day trips around NW Nica are also available at a reasonable price. All in all would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Silvana Timoteo, Propriétaire at EL Belga Loco
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thanks Sean, it was nice having you here with us !!!
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James wrote a review Dec 2019
Sao Paulo, SP12 contributions3 helpful votes
Once you get through the gate, a true gem awaits hidden in idyllic Las Peñitas. The room, the service, the food and drinks are all wonderful and very reasonably priced. Fantastic shaded hammocks poolside and “swings” under a Palapa with views of the amazing sunsets complete a beautifully thought out and executed property. Heartfelt thanks to Silvana the owner and to Gustavo who looked after me impeccably during my one week stay. Les quiero!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Tom M wrote a review Dec 2019
Barendrecht, The Netherlands33 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5 nights, longest period we spend in Nicaragua at 1 place. The environment of Belga Loco is amazing! Wide empty beaches where you can swim of surf in the ocean. The hotel is right at the beach, I mean we had breakfast at the bar on the beach every morning. Great way to start the day is you ask me. The accommodation has everything you need, big space, good bed and en-suite bathroom, they even have lockers for valuables. That was a first for us. The staff is great, Gustavo helped us understand Spanish very well and hopefully he could understand our sort of Spanish too He even arranged a discount for us by booking directly via them instead of using Booking. Great service. You can order food there and get it delivered from a few nearby restaurants. Other restaurant were all nearby, max 1.5km away. I really recommend staying here and enjoy the environment and atmosphere of Las Penitas
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from slk206cc, Propriétaire at EL Belga Loco
Responded 3 Dec 2019
Thank you VERY MUCH guys for your feedback and for staying with us! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Nicaragua
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US$37 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaLeon DepartmentLas Penitas
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Frequently Asked Questions about EL Belga Loco
Which popular attractions are close to EL Belga Loco?
Nearby attractions include Playa Las Penitas (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at EL Belga Loco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at EL Belga Loco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at EL Belga Loco?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to EL Belga Loco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sua Grill&Chill, Barca de Oro, and Dulce Mareas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at EL Belga Loco?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does EL Belga Loco have an airport shuttle?
Yes, EL Belga Loco offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does EL Belga Loco have airport transportation?
Yes, EL Belga Loco offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at EL Belga Loco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at EL Belga Loco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.