Poneloya

Las Penitas is located just down the beach from another popular Nicaraguan beach town, Poneloya.

San Juan Del Sur

San Juan Del Sur is another beach town located on the Nicaraguan Pacific coast line. San Juan Del Sur is the number one beach town in Nicaragua and home to a lot of expats and rich Nicaraguans.

Buying groceries

Although there are several restaurants and bars along the beach that offer beer, soft drinks, snacks, cigarettes etc there aren’t any kiosks or grocery stores there so you need to leave the beach and go to main street or beyond if you want to buy groceries to make your own dinner or want some fruit and bread for your packed lunch.

Buying real state

There are several real estate companies who can help you find your dream house in las penitas. One that got perhaps the greatest selection of listed properties is Nicaragua realty




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.

If you want to go fishing off the coast of Las Penitas simply contact one of the authorized local fishermen and plan the trip with him. For a fee, the fishermen will take you out deep sea fishing or explore the mangrove forest.

Fishing trips normally start at six a clock in the morning (right after sunrise) but it is usually possible to negotiate a later start if you want to.

If you want to make an appointment in advance, you can for instance call fisherman Antonio González at 505-887 666 75 or Kon-Tiki tours at 505-843 860 50.

Fish names in English and Spanish

Scientific nameEnglish names Spanish names
Family Lutjanidae SnappersPargos, Huachinangos
Subfamily Epinephelinae GroupersMeros,Chernas
Tylosurus crocodilus Crocodile needlefish, HoundfishAgujón cocodrilo, Agujón lisero (Aguja, Aguja de casta, Agujón, Agujón de costa, Lechero, Marao lisero)
Caranx hipposJack crevalle, Crevalle jack, Common jack, Yellow cavalla, Black cavalla, Black-tailed trevally, Couvalli jackJurel común (Caballa, Chumbo, Cocinero, Jiguagua, Jurel, Jurel aleta amarilla, Jurel caballo, Jurel cola amarilla, Palometa, Toro)
Sarda chiliensis lineolataBonito, Pacific BonitoBonito, Bonito del Pacífico
Nematistius pectoralisRoosterfish, Rooster tailPapagallo, Peje gallo, Peje pluma
Thunnus albacaresYellowfin tunaRabil, Atún de aleta amarilla (Albacora, Albacora aleta amarilla, Aleta amarilla, Atún aleta amarilla)
Coryphaena hippurusDorado, Dolphinfish, Common dolphinfish, Mahi-mahiCorado, (Dorado, Dorado delfin, Dourade, Lampuga, Llampuga)
Coryphaena equiselisDorado, Pompano dolphinfish,  Lesser dolphinfishDorado, Dorado chato, Dorado enano,
Acanthocybium solandriWahooPeto (Carite tiburón, Guanjú, Guatapaná, Peje sierra, Sierra, Sierra canalera)

Diving Las Penitas

Kon-Tiki tours offers diving and scuba diving trips, but is not a dive school – they arrange transportation and guiding only. They do for instance offer a “Diving for the Treasures of the Sea” trip.

You can contact them by calling 505-843 860 50 or get in touch with them by visiting the Las Penitas Language School. The owner of the school speaks English, Spanish and Norwegian.





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Hotels & Hostels

Finding a hotel or hostel in Las Penitas is normally not difficult, but if you have special requirements or plan on visiting around Christmas or Easter Week you are advised to book well in advance.

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Olazul

Rooms: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Amenities: 3/5
Location: 4/5
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Playa Roca

Rooms: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Price: 3/5
Amenities: 3/5 location: 4/5
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Barca de Oro

Rooms: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Price: 3/5
Amenities: 4/5 location: 5/5
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LaSamaki.net

Rooms: 2/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Amenities: 3/5 location: 4/5
Language: English/Spanish

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Oasis Hotel

Rooms: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Amenities: 3/5
location: 4/5
Language: Spanish

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Resturants

Oasis

Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
Price: 3/5
Environment: 4/5
Language: Spanish

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Barca de Oro

Food: 4/5
Service: 2/5
Price: 3/5
Environment: 4/5
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Riviera

Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Environment: 4/5
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Bertha

Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Price: 4/5
Environment: 2/5
Language: Spanish

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Playa Roca

Food: 2/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 2/5
Environment: 3/5
Language: English/Spanish

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