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Playa Las Penitas

Leon, Nicaragua
+505 8875 0080
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Turtle tour

Absolutely love that here. It’s a great time to come and relax not too many shops going on during... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karin A
via mobile
Nice beach.

This beach is completly open with full access. From La Catedral of Leon, Nicaragua to get to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Miami, Florida
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  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Leon, Nicaragua
+505 8875 0080
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely love that here. It’s a great time to come and relax not too many shops going on during the week. Although I won’t be on the weekends and tell you what it’s like. The turtle tour is definitely A once and a lifetime experience

Thank Karin A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beach is completly open with full access. From La Catedral of Leon, Nicaragua to get to the bus sto: It is a pleasant 15 blocks walk to El Mercadito. Just ask for people to point to El Mercadito and los buses for Las Peñitas....More

Thank worldhopper123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expected more after reading the reviews from TripAdvisor users. It’s a big beach, black volcanic sand, big waves. This beach may be good for surfers, but as for relaxing and swimming/bathing it is not. Big waves and rocks in the water makes it dangerous. Nicaragua...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I went to playa las peñitas after going volcano boarding. The water was refreshing but it had a lot of big waves. The sunset view was great!

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful walks on the beach great place to watch professional surfers. Not the best place to learn to surf need to be a strong swimmer. I'm a strong swimmer but as I was told they have strong currents didn't listen lucky to be alive. Nope...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Here was my first encounter with the Pacific Ocean and such a wonderful experience. The waves are great and spent around 5 hours in the water just goofing around. Wish I knew how to surf, this place was awesome for that.

Thank PalikaryaX
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Impressive beach with awesome waves. Good place to watch sunset if i is not raining. Good stop to escape the heat of Leon.

Thank Célia F
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We came to Las Penitas beach for a relaxing trip to the beach. We had visited once many years before but were disappointed this time. The town now looks like a war zone. Many private properties are in disrepair and falling down. The only building...More

Thank MztrJoe
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

If you love surfing you will love this place, you won't find huge waves like on TV but you will enough waves to surf. There are hostal right at the beach, as well as hotels. All kinds of food from vegan to carnivor to seafood....More

Thank Noel A
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Good beach but not wonderfull. Watch out for the crazy Waves they are really strong and you can hurt yourself

Thank Simon-Lore
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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
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