Las Peñitas is one of two beaches located just 20-40 minutes outside of León by chicken bus (if you´ve ever been on a chicken bus, you’ll understand the time variance). I’d have to say that this was the closest thing to an all-inclusive resort that we’ve seen since Cancun, Mexico. The soft black sand beach is rimmed by a lengthy line of hotels, hostels, B&B’s, and restaurants. There’s just one street running on the opposite side of the beach, and no town to speak of.
It’s not really an all-inclusive resort, of course, as it only cost us $6 USD per person per night, including no meals nor drinks. But without a town, you’ll find that you eat all your meals in restaurants, and you’ll probably spend most of your days lazing on the beach, so what’s the real difference?
The swimming is alright, with a low sloping soft sand beach, and gentle waves continuously rolling in off the Pacific. We stayed two nights, relaxing after our all nighter volcano hike. Each night the sunsets at the beach gave us a beautiful view. We hope you enjoy it too!