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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  • 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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  • Las Penitas has a lot to offer. 20min from Leon. Lots of restaurants and new Hotels. Good for couples and backpackers. And of course surf!  more »
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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.
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