Category: To Do

  • Las Penitas Fishing

    The inshore Pacific waters off Nicaragua are filled with fish such as snappers, groupers, snook, crocodile needlefish, jack crevalle, bonito and rooster fish. Yellowfin tuna, dorados and wahoo are also occasionally caught inshore but going offshore is better if you’re interested in these species. The offshore waters are especially rich in striped marlin and sailfish, and the abovementioned yellowfin, dorado and wahoo.

  • Surfing in Las Penitas

    Still generally unknown to the main surfing population, Las Penitas offers world class surfing year round without any crowding. During weekdays you’d hardly see any surfers at all, and during weekends there is still plenty of space for everyone. However, Las Penitas is not the place to go if you want hundreds of fans admiringly watching your every move as you hit the waves – most days it will be just you and pelicans out there.

  • Las Penitas Beach

    Las Penitas is a typical beach and fishing town; almost all the houses are lined up along the beach and every morning you will see the fishermen bring in their catch in small, open boats. The village is one those hidden little gems where you can watch the sun set on a perfectly empty beach, without having to give up modern life comforts such as ice cold beer and chocolate ice-cream.

  • Internet in Las Penitas

    There is only one Internet café in Las Penitas: Cybersol. Located at the bay in the southernmost part of the village (right next to the Juan Venado Nature Reserve), it has five computers and will also allow you to connect your own laptop to their wifi.

  • Isla Juan Venado

    The Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve is a biodiverse coastal wetland region that exists thanks to the small barrier island Juan Venado. The island is basically just a thin, long strip of sand – but the nature is astonishingly beautiful and exploring the reserve by boat or on foot offers true tranquillity for all senses. There are no vehicles, no paved roads and no human settlements on the island.