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“Nica Libre”
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The Lazy Turtle
Ranked #3 of 11 Las Penitas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
North Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Nica Libre”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Ryan and Val rock hard! Highly conversational, merry, grateful to be alive couple that remind you life's for living and not a one track railroad of drudgery. Great tunes and views of the moonlight endowed water. Go Lazy Turtle!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ione
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

First, Ryan and Val (And Annique) are wonderful. Easy to be around, fun to talk to. They fill a much needed void in the Las Penitas resteraunt/hotel "scene." A cut above most of the others without being pretentious. Last night I had the Stuffed Peppers, the very ones picture on their profile and they were as delicious as they look. Wonderful place to eat, stay, hang out and chat.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

We made the mistake of checking into a soulless hotel 5 minutes walk from here and only stumbled along this place in time for dinner. The food was great, especially the burgers, service was good and the owners showed us around the cabins out back. New, clean and seemed quite good value. I'd definitely stay here if i went to las penitas again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Val and Ryan are super good hosts and treat everyone like family. The rooms are large and amazingly cool even though Las Penitas can be very hot. The food is excellent and the bar is hopping. I will recommend this place to all our friends

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We have been here twice now and we can't say enough about the service, food, and amazing atmosphere. The owners, Val and Ryan, treat you like family. The rooms are extremely clean and spacious. The food is also incredible, nice sized portions and made from scratch with love. We have already recommended it to friends and family and will be sad to leave... but it gives an excuse to head back to Nicaragua!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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valryan, Owner at The Lazy Turtle, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
thanks for the great review! We certainly take pride and attention to our food. Cant wait to see you again! Ryan
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

My girlfriend, brother and a group of other travelling friends have just finished a few days in Las Peñitas.

The Lazy Turtle has the best and most relaxing atmosphere as well as a an incredible range of food... and believe me we tried almost everything. Epic breakfasts as well as nice dinner options.

The fruit smoothies are an absolute MUST on a hot Nicaraguan day after surfing, kayaking or fishing.

The new owners are incredible and treated us like family, go find out for yourselves.

Mark, Mandy & Craig
(New Zealand)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Lazy Turtle
Address: Main St | Tidal Bay Road, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Las Penitas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Las Penitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lazy Turtle is a funky little joint located in the tidal bay of Las Penitas. We have 4 private cabins and food and beverage services. If coming by taxi you can let the driver know that we are near (cerca) Barca de Oro. ... more   less 
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