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Imagine a small fishing village, unchanged for centuries, seated alongside the mighty pacific ocean.  Imagine virgin beaches stretching for miles, mystic volcanoes in the background and in the midst of it all, BARCA DE ORO, a little harbour of peace, disturbed only by the songs of the birds, the laughter of children and the

So, welcome to Nicaragua, and welcome to BARCA DE ORO.  in Las Peñitas, close to Leon and Poneloya, BARCA DE ORO is run by its owners, a franco-nica couple, Sandrine and Esteban.  Thanks to its unique location, it offers all the pleasures of a beach hotel, but it is so much more than a beach hotel.

For starters it offers the charm and adventure of the nature reserve Juan Venado Island, a unique of mangrove flora and fauna sure to please nature lovers.  

And that’s just the beginning, our guests can also partake of sport fishing, as well as tours to the nearby volcanoes.   In addition 20 km away is Leon, the second largest city in Nicaragua, rich in universities, churches and museums to explore.

Or if you just feel like relaxing, try some in our hammocks.  Fancy a swim?  Cool off in our right out in front, so safe for swimming and feeling the rhythm of the tides.

Our are cool, clear and comfortable. And we offer extra that you will love.

And if you’re looking for good food you won’t have to look too far.  Our   offers a tempting variety of  fish, shrimp, and lobster fresh from the ocean every day and prepared “a la nica” or “a la francesa.”   Or if you’re not in the mood for seafood we also have a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes sure to please.

And to top things off, you won’t want to miss our with its local drinks and delicious French and Chilean wines.

And the best part is our are so reasonable you won’t be worrying about your wallet, leaving you free to enjoy all we have to offer.  That’s why our clients say:

“In BARCA DE ORO, time stops.”


       SEE YOU SOON?

We can receive small groups, and we have a big conference room for rent.

We speak French and English, we accept credit cards.



Volver es necesario

a la fuente del canto

encontrar la poesía de las cosas corrientes,

cantar para cualquiera

con el tono ordinario

que se usa en el amor.


Pablo Antonio CUADRA     1934






Diseño 2004 - 2008 - Hotel de Playa Barca de Oro