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“Relaxing”
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 July 20, 2012

Las Penitas is one of the nicest beaches and an easy commute from Leon. Swimming in the estuary is relaxing. However, if you are more adventurous you can enjoy the waves - just be careful of the undertow.

Thank D P
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stunning beach, nice views. Pelicans flying over the waves. Very nice breeze, you'll love it if you're coming from Leon where it is HOT during the day... You can have some nice walks on the beach, do some surfing or eat at one of the few restaurants on the shore. Beach was very quiet when we were there. Maybe a bit to quiet. Bit of desolated. If you like that, this beach is for you!

Thank KingJulianNL
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

most places are either expensive and not so great food or cheap and bad service, great place to see the sun set!

Thank JulietadeCanada
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Okay beach to walk along, a couple of places for drinks and snacks.

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

For $10.00 you get a taxi ride from Leon to Quetzal Playa in Las Penitas AND a nice clean place to spend the night. Unbelievable. On top of that Quetzal Playa is right on the beach. Yes, there are a limited number of places to eat in Las Penitas but if you place your order before 3:00 p.m. you can eat at Quetzal Playa.

If you are looking for a place to go dance until the wee hours of the night Las Penitas is NOT your place. If you are looking to buy Nicaraguan trinkets Las Penitas is NOT the place to go. If you are looking to jet ski Las Penitas is NOT your place.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a beautiful, tranquil, clean beach Las Penitas IS your place. If you for a place where you can lie in a hammock and read your book without being bothered Quetzal Playa IS your place. If you are looking for friendly and helpful people Quetzal Playa IS definitely your place.

Thank Jeff J
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