Playa Las Penitas, Leon

4.3
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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.
Create an itinerary including Playa Las Penitas
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Playa Las Penitas reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
518 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Sit on the rock. Listen to the waves. Read a book. And experience the sunset. Repeat. Daily. I love it.  more »
Google
  • One of the best vibes i ever felt in this town
  • Nice beach, perfect for surfers. Few restaurants by the beach. Pretty sunset.

Plan your trip to Leon

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Leon

See all ›
©
Volcano
Cerro Negro Volcano
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
World heritage site
Catedral de la Asunción
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.3
Duration: 5 hours

Hidden gems in Leon

©
Specialty Museum
Museo Ruben Dario
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Beach
Playa Poneloya
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Leon

©
Nature / Park
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve Las Penitas
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Specialty Museum
Flor de Cana Tour Chinandega
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nature / Park
Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve Chinandega Department
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Church
Parroquia Santa Ana Chinandega
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Leon

©
Specialty Museum
Museo de la Revolucion
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Natural History Museum
Museo Entomologico de Leon
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Leon

©
Ranch
Rancho Los Alpes Ecolodge
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Juanmarcos Design
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Buho Books
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Leon

©
Volcano
Telica Volcano
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Volcano
Momotombo
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min