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Hostal Barca de Oro
Ranked #5 of 10 Las Penitas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
edmonton
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great spot”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Little rustic but sweet place. Beach was not white sand but dark and mingled with locals. Cheap great eats. Must visit... Service was great although not much English they tried very hard... Wifi was intermittent...

Room Tip: Had a private room with bathroom.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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193 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed one night and had dinner. Unfortunately I found the accommodation simply a little too rustic. It was March but nonetheless warm in the room at night as the cabin (entirely made of wood and bamboo) too far back to benefit from any sea breezes and no air conditioning available. Bathroom was too basic..the lighting so weak it was impossible to see to shave and the shower to weak to use. The meal was only passable. So we moved on to another hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Donald R M
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Ontario
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Barco de Oro is a small family run beach resort with basic accommodations, excellent food and friendly attentive staff. Shady palapas and hammocks are perfect places to relax and enjoy the ambiance of this special Las Penitas hostal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Paloma, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband and I live on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. We had never been to Leon, so we took a mini-vacation to explore the area. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and since we were craving good seafood, we made reservations at Barca de Oro. We weren't disappointed. Their fresh fish fillets melted in our mouths, with a homemade sauce that was incredible. The next night we had shrimp kabobs...another delicious meal. The portions are huge! We stayed in the hotel...a nice room...nothing fancy...yet it had air-conditioning and a cool painting on the wall of the fishing pongas flying through the waves. We took two of their tours...one was a 3 hour boat ride through the mangrove swamps...remember to bring binoculars because there is a huge variety of birds. That night, we took a turtle tour. We walked along the beach for several hours without flashlights hoping to spot a turtle, but we didn't see even one that night. Disappointing, but we still have many more opportunities to see the turtles, since we live in Nicaragua. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Barca de Oro. It was a short bus ride from Leon, the staff were friendly, and the tours were inexpensive if you share with other guests....but the real surprise was the amazing food. We'll be back, soon!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank MyGypsytoes
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Poneloya, Nicaragua
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Multiple fantastic experiences, nice staff, nice owner, great barbecue, good prices. We stayed with 4 people and two of our dogs in the eco-cabaña and was great eperience. my dogs know the way through the place and are also very welcome

Room Tip: if you do not mind low standards, the eco cabin is a very good choice!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank ashanica
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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

I come and have diner at the Barca de Oro every year when staying at Las Penitas. I always ask Sandra the owner if she has fresh fish from the Estrero de San juan. When she does, I am in. They prepare it very well and the portions are generous. Do not miss it if you are around, you might also have the chance to come across the fishermen bringing some incredible cach to Sandra. Have your camera ready.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2012

The rooms are simple and felt a bit old. But as long as you just sleep there and relax in the backyard you have it all. The garden/restaurant could have been so much more, with a small touch but it's nice. It is located right at the beach. The fish in the restaurant is amazing!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostal Barca de Oro

Property: Hostal Barca de Oro
Address: Fte a la Bocana, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Las Penitas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Las Penitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small family run hostal in relaxing fishermen's village, facing Juan Venado natural reserve.The food and attention are excellent, with breeezy balcony with hammocks overlooking the ocean.Bright and comfort rooms or eco design bungalows.Nature,Activities, massage, games, in Barca de oro time stops.......... ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hostal Barca De Oro Nicaragua/Las Penitas

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