Playa Las Penitas, Leon

4.3
#2 of 15 in Beaches in Nicaragua
Beach · Nature / Park
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Relax at Playa Las Penitas, a tiny fishing village and beach on Nicaragua's west coast. Lounge on the clean, tawny sand, relatively untouched by development. Get fishing tips from the locals, have a relaxing picnic on the tranquil shore, or take a trip to the nearby nature reserve. The waves are perfect for learning to surf, and the beach is lined with small bars where you can linger over a refreshing drink. Plan to see Playa Las Penitas and other attractions that appeal to you using our Leon road trip planning tool.
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  • Just took a day trip via cab to Peñitas and so glad we did. Not only was the beach picturesque, but we had almost the whole thing to ourselves (during a weekday). The waves were breaking beautifully.....  more
    Just took a day trip via cab to Peñitas and so glad we did. Not only was the beach picturesque, but we had almost the whole thing to ourselves (during a weekday). The waves were breaking beautifully.....  more »
  • We came here for the afternoon. You can go swimming here and we swam just out the front of Playa Roca to the right of the rocks. The swell was pretty big when we were there with 5-6ft waves. It... 
    We came here for the afternoon. You can go swimming here and we swam just out the front of Playa Roca to the right of the rocks. The swell was pretty big when we were there with 5-6ft waves. It...  more »
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  • Delightful spot. Litter is a big issue for me. Pity there is no clean up crew.
  • My first time in the passigic Ocean. Amazing beach, perfect to surf, I would say because waves are very strong. We went in the low season (September), so a few people and a lot of good photos.

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