Playa Las Penitas, Leon

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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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  • There's nothing there, dirty beach and tipsy locals. The trip takes approx. miekscu on 1 h bus chicken, it turns out that nothing is there even the pubs on the banks look very poorly. Only what can You save this looking for cafes in closed provided. Avoid this place is a waste of time and money
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  • It is a good place to spend the day (with good sun protection) until sunset. The beach is quiet, there is almost no one and is wide. There are beautiful shells and bars on the side where the drink or eat. The sunset is the most beautiful thing I've seen in my life. I don't have much more to add about it. If you go to Leon, go to see the sunset there. It is easy to go down to the beach from León in hitchhiking. Same to return.
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  • This beach offers the days of summer parties and places a little more isolated to stay and spend a pleasant stay
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  • Nice beach, perfect for surfers. Few restaurants by the beach. Pretty sunset.
  • It's at wonderful place for fishing and swimming very peaceful we always enjoy it. Gregorio Trujillo.
  • Nice beach, busy on weekends
  • a very beautiful beach
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