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Las Peñitas Beach

Department: León

Municipality: León (view on map)

Type: Beaches

Swimming Options



  • Kelsey a.Decker wrote on May 31, 2012:

    It would be very much fun to go there to that beach. We are going to go to Nicaragua in less than a week.I am lookin forward to that.It's my first time being out of the country!

  • Joseph Giroux wrote on Mar 2, 2012:

    My wife and I have been to Hawaii and Costa Rica, etc. and found Las Penitas and especially the beach in front of the Playa Roca Beach Hotel, one of the best we have ever been to. The volcanic rock formations with the waves crashing into them on one side and a super safe swimming and boogie boarding bay-like configuration on the other. Great hotel to kick back and see it all right in front of you. Even got to see some of my favorite sports teams on their Sports Bar set up, unique for around here.

  • Paulina S wrote on Dec 5, 2011:

    Las Penitas is wonderful! I recently spent a month staying here, and it was an amazing experience. The people here are so friendly & welcoming. The locals are more than happy to share the best surf spots & tips, and on the weekends there is always a fun party for the whole town! Only a 30 minutes bus ride to beautiful Leon, Las Penitas is the perfect mix of being rural, yet close to everything you need. Lots of hotels & delicious food! Plus, fresh fish available every morning at the river if you get there early enough!

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Las Peñitas is a fishermen beach, lcoated very close to Poneloya. It has an estuary that connects it to the Juan Venado Island, a wildlife sanctuary that was declared a natural reserve due to its ecological diversity.

The place has various hotels and restaurants for every budget. The town also has bars and small shops where tourists can buy basic supplies. There are a great number of private houses along the coast.

The fishermen offer boat tours to neighboring destinations, mainly to the Juan Venado Island.

Tours to the Juan Venado Island, horseback riding, kayak trips, fishing.

Getting There

Private transportation
From the city of León, you have to take the highway to these beaches. There are signs indicating where to turn. Once you are at the beach, you will see a police station, turn left and follow the road until reaching Las Peñitas.

Online Reservations

We have 1 related tour(s) available that can be booked online.