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Main St Tidal Bay Road, Las Penitas Nicaragua
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#2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Las Penitas
The Lazy Turtle is a funky little joint located in the tidal bay of Las Penitas. We have 4 private cabins and food and beverage services. If coming by taxi you can let the driver know that we are near (cerca) Barca de Oro.
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Property amenities
Free breakfast
Car hire
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Chefweaver wrote a review Feb 2020
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Located just minutes west of Leon, Las Penitas is home to the Lazy Turtle. Welcoming hosts, clean and quiet accommodations made our stay very enjoyable. Thanks Val, best of luck and we hope to return soon!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Jesse G wrote a review Nov 2018
Grunthal, Canada2 contributions
I went here in January 2018 , for 10 days . Not only is it a stunningly beautiful and quiet location with perfect weather , but extremely accommodating from the locals and even more so with Val , the owner of the Lazy Turtle. She arranged the activities, with some amazing and kind locals, that I wanted to experience such are river tours and fishing , as well as all my transportation inquiries. I used the Lazy Turtle as my"base camp" during my adventures and it worked out beautifully . The room was spacious and provided me with everything i needed. the food and cooking staff were great ! The whole experience was so comforting and has warmed my heart to this day . Anyone who wishes to experience Nicaragua , I highly recommend spending some time in the Lazy Turtle and soak up as much of the environment , the people , and all the wonderful aspects of this little piece of paradise.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Dan G wrote a review Mar 2018
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Lazy Turtle is one of my favorite places in Las Peñitas! Great food! I had tacos and a burger, everything was cooked to perfection and delicious! Good atmosphere too! I found myself chatting with the owner and some regulars until closing more than once! This place is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
robertfleming0428 wrote a review Mar 2018
Iowa City, Iowa1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was my destination for my first trip to central America, and it was absolutely amazing. Val and Ryan were so incredibly friendly, and truly made the place feel like home. The food was fantastic, rooms were comfortable, and the people were great. I went with a buddy and we're in our mid 20s, and they were so helpful with making it a great trip. Can't recommend this place highly enough. I will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Paul M wrote a review Feb 2018
Cambridge, Canada15 contributions17 helpful votes
Had a Great time in Las Penitas ! My wife & I recently travelled to Las Penitas ,Nicaragua.we both love the beach life so we found a great place to stay at the Lazy Turtle hosted by Val,& Ryan . They were very helpful in all our plans & adventures in this beautiful area ! Paul & Valerie Madsen
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
NicaraguaLeon DepartmentLas Penitas
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lazy Turtle
Which popular attractions are close to The Lazy Turtle?
Nearby attractions include Playa Las Penitas (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lazy Turtle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Lazy Turtle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Lazy Turtle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sua Grill&Chill, Barca de Oro, and Dulce Mareas.
Is The Lazy Turtle located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Las Penitas.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lazy Turtle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.