Due to the historical conflicts between Granada and Leon, Managua became the capital of Nicaragua. The power of the government lies in the central-south (Managua-Granada) and their favorite Pacific Ocean destinations, namely San Juan del Sur is where they dictate where the promotional dollars flow. Leon is in the north and it’s beaches don’t even get named in the promotional materials.
Nearly 85% of all promotion is directed to the center and southern regions of Nicaragua, leaving the most diversified and largest region of the north relatively unknown to the casual or first time tourist looking for Nicaragua as a destination. The governments tourist arm needs to add more information about northern Nicaragua to their promotional materials. The beaches of the north are relegated to parts of the city promo, not a section of their own as is in the south, like San Juan del Sur, etc.
Playa Roca Beach Hotel, Las Penitas-Leon, Nicaragua is on the Pacific Ocean, but in northern Nicaragua.
We have been told we are the most under rated beach destination in all of Nicaragua, a northern Nicaraguan sea shore jewel. Why? We are right on the beach, surfing happens only meters from our ocean front property with spectacular views
of the waves and an incredible volcanic rock
formation that captures the eye of the beholder as the sunsets and waves cascade
upon it. The “Rock” also allows for fishing, guitar playing,
reading, star gazing, investigating tide pools, etc. It also creates a small
bay-like configuration unique to Playa Roca which
allows swimming where other areas do not safely. Along with Quicksilver we helped sponsor the 1st
International Surf competition in northern Nicaragua’s history, which opened up the surfing worlds eyes to what northern Nicaragua
has to offer that no one knew previously.
Our accommodations are as varied as the travelers needs. From a large private
ocean front room (3 meters from the beach) with king sized bed and one bunk bed for
$45 a night to a dorm without private bath for $6 per night (3 bunk, 6 person
max.). We have private rooms from $20 to $45 per night.
We have air conditioning in some rooms for $5 per night for those who want more
than the traditional fan, with the ocean breezes normally sufficient. Full bar and restaurant
located on the beach front allows for breathtaking sunset viewing or watching
the waves roll/crash in while sipping your favorite beverage and listening to the best music.We are on the Pacific Ocean and the fish is fresh from right in front of you. We have fish tacos’, omelette’s, whole, fillet, etc. You won’t find a better “burger” anywhere, especially in Nicaragua, where the tendency is to squeeze all the juices out of any meat. Fruits and vegetables are excellent and normally are not “pesticided” to death if at all.
We have the only ocean front WI-FI set up in Las Penitas, so bring your lap top and create
your own office setting overlooking the Pacific
Ocean. We also have International phone calling at $.10 minute for US and Canada and most of Europe.
We have the only live Sports TV at Playa Roca to watch the big games from Futbol
to major league baseball. This month the World Cup, NBA Championships and the U.S. Open highlight the sports menu.
It is only a $.50 bus ride and 20 minutes from the colonial capital of Leon to the front of Playa Roca
on the newly built (US engineered and sponsored) highway!
Juan Vernado Island is only a 10 minute walk down the beach from Playa Roca.
Wildlife tours through the winding river allows
viewing of crocodiles, herons, sea turtles, iguana’s, etc. . Fishing tours, with world class fishing available (there are no commercial or chartered fleets here yet!) They begin only minutes from Playa Roca. Also available are horseback riding, hiking, bicycling and miles of beach combing/sea shell hunting sea shore, skiing down volcano’s, taking tours of world famous Flora de Cana’s rum factory, coffee, cigar plantations, shrimp farms and rain forests.
Group rates are available upon request which can include food and beverage, but there is no all inclusive rate for the normal traveler as the person can choose his or her meals and beverage from the varied menu.
What are you doing sitting around because having fun costs too much? Hawaii at 60% off. Pacific Ocean Paradise at Playa Roca Beach Hotel-Las Penitas, Nicaragua