"Las Peñitas" Las Peñitas by MalenaN

Las Peñitas Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 156 photos

Las Peñitas is situated on the Nicaraguan Pacific coast near Poneloya, about 20 km west of León. It is a small fishing village with a relaxed atmosphere. When I visited, in the middle of the week, the long sandy beach was almost empty. There are a few hotels and restaurants in Las Peñitas, and even an Internet café.

Some tourists come here only on a daytrip from León but I think it was well worth it to stay a few days, to walk on the beach, swim and lay in the hammock reading a good book.

Other things you can do in Las Peñitas are taking a boat tour to Reserva Isla Juan Venado, horseback riding and surfing. The waves are great for surfing, but at some places there are hidden rocks under the surface. And if you swim you should be careful with the undertow, which can be strong. On the beach you can go looking for beautiful shells.

  • Last visit to Las Peñitas: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2010
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  • jacquisuiza's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Right now I would love to sit at Barca de Oro and have one of their tasty meals instead of sitting in misty Switzerland. Jacqueline

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Great tips and photos. Las Peñitas looks like a peaceful beach resort town.

  • Jan 27, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    looks like a beautiful place to relax and eat yummy food! sunset with a tropical drink - just perfect!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    It's great if you can find an accommodation by the sea. I love listening to the waves at night! Camarones al coco... oh, yummy!! Very nice sunset shots, Malena!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2010 at 3:08 AM

    Don's right about the great way to start the day, and what better way to end it than enjoying the sunset with a drink in your hand!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2010 at 5:43 AM

    You found some nice accommodations, esp the beach hostel looks very nice. Lovely and peaceful area to spend a few days.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Breakfast overlooking the ocean sounds like a great way to start the day!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Your Reserva Natural Isla Juan Venado boat trip looks and sounds very interesting! I enjoyed a similar one at Crooked Tree, Belize a few years ago. It's not often you can't put up with an Accoms - but your 2nd spot looks great! I love the way you travel.

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    Good page!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    What a beautiful and peaceful looking place! Great accomodation tips :)

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