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Hostal Barca de Oro

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing fish tacos. The prices are the best on the beach and the dorm rooms are clean and affordable. At $7 a night we slept in the dormitory, drank some beers/pina coladas and ate some authentic delicious dishes. I would highly recommend that anyone come here and check it out.

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Sandrine V, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

Thank you Amber. We really do our best and it was fun having you here in Barca de Oro. Hope we see you again very soon!!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Me and my family were looking for unique experiences while staying in Leon, and discovered the opportunity to ride horses along the beach at Las Penitas. I had contacted other outfits in Nicaragua looking for tours that would also except my 7 year old daughter, but only the outfit from Barca de Oro would accept. I made a reservation about...

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Sandrine V, Propietario at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

hello, we are so happy you loved the experience. It was a challenge to rehabilitate these horses after so much bad treatment. It is now a complete success, and we can share it with nice people like you and your family. Thank you and come back soon !!!

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Was here for 3 days and two nights. Dorm is small but ok. They offer 3 nights for the price of two (low season). Great place to escape Leon with a mild sea breeze. Wander over the beaches and take a Kayak to the mangroves with a local guide (12 dollar rent, and 10 dollar for guide which can be...

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sandrine v, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

hola Sjaak, thank you very much for your time and your interest. Your comment is very helpfull for us and we take it into account. It is great to know that you loved our atmosphere, yes such a quiet and breazy place we have. Our prices in the restaurant are very very reasonnable if you consider the quality and quantity...

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I loved this hotel, the rooms were clean, the view is beautiful; there are great spots to relax in a hammock, the food at the restaurant was really good, great cocktails, one thing I didn't like is the staff told us our guide for the kayaking was English speaking and he wasn't; still a fun kayaking trip though

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Lillooet, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We ate at this restuarant while visiting Las Peñitas. The food was resonably priced for this beach town, service was good, friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was nice and the open air setting kept an otherwise hot day from being unbearable. The food was good with large portions (for us at least). Out of the places we have eaten at,...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel and very good restaurant ... Try the langosta it is delicious ! Very good fruit juices as well. We visited Juan venado reserve and saw many wild animals and birds, fantastic boat trip. We walked up to the turtle centre, saw the eggs but unfortunately no turtle. People at the barca d'oro are very friendly and helpfull

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Annecy, France
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We had an amazing stay at Barca de Oro. We had a warm welcome from the staff. The three days were really relaxing, with good food and a peaceful atmosphere. The hotel is located right on the beach in a small village of fishermen. Every morning you can enjoy the local life unloading the boats full a fresh fishes. The...

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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I booked this ahead thinking the week of Purisima would be super busy...the staff were really nice and helpful,and there were mosquito nets. But the beach right outside isn't anything spectacular - the next night I moved further down the beach, away from "town" and was much happier...but it is close to "town" and restaurants, but that also can make...

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sandrine v, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

hello, thank you very much for your time, your opinion is so important. Thank you for saying so many nice things about our place. We really work a lot to make sure you all enjoy our paradise. I must admit the dates you chose were very very busy that is probably why you found it a bit loud. Xmas time...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a bustling and popular spot but it was still relaxing and enjoyable. Our cabana was cool and the beds were comfy with nice new mosquito nets (though the bugs weren't bad). The hotel organized a tour of the Juan Venado reserve with a local fisherman and also asked us if others could join us to lower the cost,...

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miami
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Great time at barca. Took my little rottwailer. Great atmosphere and the service amazing. Love that i could change my plate without a problem!! Everyone smiling!!! Pool table for a little game!!! Prices are very affordables!!!

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small family run hostal in relaxing fishermen's village, facing Juan Venado natural reserve.The food and attention are excellent, with breeezy balcony with hammocks overlooking the ocean.Bright and comfort rooms or eco design bungalows.Nature,Activities, massage, games, in Barca de oro time stops.......... ... more   less 

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Address: Fte a la Bocana, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Las Penitas
Price Range: $9 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Cabanas are not for everyone but we liked them. If you are a very light sleeper you may want ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles BVW2014, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“In room 1, you can look out and see the bay with water 30 ft to 50 ft away from depending on the tides.”
 of 5 bubbles maxc615, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I believe individual rooms are better? If you go to the beach on the weekend expect to pay a small fee for using the public huts. We had no issues using them without a fee until sunday. Sundays they are quite busy with locals with many food stalls being set up with fish and meats being sold.”
 of 5 bubbles William1098, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Don't pick the eco tree-house closest to the kitchen or road.”
 of 5 bubbles sandramY6879JV, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I wouldn't even stay here again.”
 of 5 bubbles mrb415, 22 Nov 2014 | Read review
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