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“the next Surf City”
Review of Playa Las Penitas

Playa Las Penitas
Ranked #9 of 49 things to do in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

liked it better than San Juan del Sur...less commercial, great beach. Best seafood dinner.

1  Thank Mangomum2
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"beautiful beach"
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"de oro"
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"fishing village"
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"day trip"
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"surf beach"
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"small hotels"
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"brown sand"
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"simple beach"
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"great bars and restaurants"
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"pretty beach"
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"water was warm"
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"nature reserve"
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"low tide"
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"big waves"
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"great surf"
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"friendly locals"
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"a great place to spend"
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

nice beach. friendly locals, decent food around. but not a place to surf if you know how to. ok to learn there

1  Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nice beach to day trip although the currents were strong. I wouldn't spend the night.

Thank jerry w
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

The beach is nice, especially for surfing and we saw pelicans fishing. Take a canoe trip with a local guide up the mangrove swamps at Isla Juan Venado and see kingfishers, caiman, Ibis, storks, eagles, iguanas and crabs etc, then have lunch on the beach in the afternoon and relax in a hammock.

Thank kitslaw
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

this beach is only 30 mins or so from Leon, so easy and quick to get for a day trip or even 1/2 day. Waves were really pounding when we were there, making swimming and body-surfing a little dangerous - but it's a great expanse of beach and there are a few places to stop for a drink or bite to eat.

Thank travla67
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