Las Peñitas Travel Guide

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Las Peñitas Things to Do

  • A Day on the Beach

    If you would like to escape from the heat of León (some say it’s one of the hottest cities in Nicaragua and spend a day in tranquility on the beach, then Las Peñitas would be the place for you. This gorgeous beach stretches for about 4 km. There are not many tourists who have found this quiet and nice place, so during the week you’ll literally have...

  • Reserva Natural Isla Juan Venado

    Isla Juan Venado is an 18 km long narrow island along the coast south of Las Peñitas. At some places it is only 300 metres wide. There is a curvy waterway lined with mangrove forest between the island and coast. At some places the mangrove have been destroyed by a tropical storm. On the side facing the sea there are long sandy beaches. In the...

  • Have a drink and watch the sunset

    Las Peñitas is on the Pacific Coast so you will see beautiful sunsets here. For me who don’t see those colourful skies very often it looks spectacular. There are a few places on the beach in Las Peñitas from where you can enjoy the sunset with a drink in your hand. You can also arrange to go horse riding on the beach around sunset.


Las Peñitas Restaurants

  • A Small Beach Hostel and Restaurant

    Several small hotels and restaurants are scattered along the length of the beach of Las Peñitas. Petra suggested Oasis, a small hostel and restaurant, which is located right on the beach, some 200 m before the bus terminal. This long-time surfer favourite has a lazy backpackers vibe. Guests can enjoy a hammock area with a great second-story view of...

  • Dinner at Barca de Oro

    Barca de Oro is the place I had called a day ahead to make a reservation. They didn’t have a room, only dorm beds, so I called Casa Patricia instead. That evening there were no dinner at Casa Patricia so instead I went to Casa de Oro which is nearby. The restaurant there was busy.I ordered Camarones al coco (shrimps with coconut). It was served...

  • Playa Roca

    There are a few places along the Beach in Las Peñitas where you can eat. One of them is Playa Roca, which is a bar, restaurant and hotel. I ate here once, chicken with French fries and pasta and I had a Papaya juice to drink, but I can’t remember what the cost was. One beer was 25 cordobas though (July 2009). Playa Roca is a nice place to watch the...


Las Peñitas Transportation

  • From León to Las Peñitas

    Buses to the beaches of Poneloya and Las Peñitas leave from Subtiava Market in the western part of the city. Fortunately, I was staying in the vicinity so I could easily walk there. Otherwise, you can take a bus, taxi or walk, it's about 1,5 km from Parque Central. The Poneloya/Las Peñitas buses leave every 45 minutes, from 4:30am to 6pm. You might...

  • To Las Peñitas from León

    A taxi within León was 15 cordobas (July 2009) so I took one from the hotel where I was staying to Subtiava Market. Subtiava Market is situated about 1,5 km from Parque Central in León, and it is from there the buses to Poneloya and Las Peñitas are leaving. I took the bus leaving at 9.10. It was 10 cordobas (0.50 cents) and it took about one hour....

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Las Peñitas Shopping

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    Beach Sellers: Seashell Necklaces

    by mircaskirca Updated Sep 3, 2011

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    On the weekends and holidays lots of people come to the beach of Las Peñitas, so this makes a good opportunity for locals to earn some extra cordobas, offering drinks and snacks, and children selling seashell necklaces. We made friends with three boys who tried to sell us some of them which they were supposed to made themselves. They sat on the step next to us and started chatting and joking around with us, trying to guess what country we were from. The boys were friendly and not annoying at all, so we decided to buy a few seashell necklaces, one from each boy, for incredible price of 5 cordobas each. These little souvenirs have actually no real value in the traditional sense of the word. The importance lies within the memory, and they are created to keep us remembering of a trip.

    What to buy: seashell necklaces

    What to pay: 5 cordobas each

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Arts and Culture

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