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Playa Las Penitas

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Nice, quiet beach

I went here in the beginning of September 2018. It's a short drive from Leon, using a taxi it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Union City, New Jersey
Nice beach close to Leon.

This is a good beach to visit while in Leon. Took the chicken bus there and was about 30mins drive... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Francesca Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 for hours. Because of the...More

Thank comphollic
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very close from Leon, a taxi took us for 10 bucks. Very good places for eat & drink. The beach is very nice.

Thank EduardoMejiaC
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 KevinY1543
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 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
Reviewed 26 March 2018 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
Reviewed 26 March 2018 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
Reviewed 24 March 2018

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
Reviewed 17 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
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

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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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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