Welcome to Pacific Beaches near León
The most accessible beaches from León are Poneloya and Las Peñitas, both an easy 20-minute bus ride from Mercadito Subtiaba in León. Las Peñitas is a popular backpacker haunt, while Poneloya is much more of a local scene. Next to Las Peñitas, Reserva Natural Isla Juan Venado beckons nature lovers with its vast wetlands.
Some 32km south of León, partially paved NIC-52 branches off towards a trio of beaches: Miramar, Playa Hermosa and El Tránsito, 'discovered' by surfers but off the beaten track for most other travelers.