Things to Do & Attractions in Nicaragua

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Cerro Negro Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Ever wanted to sandboard down the youngest volcano in Central America? Just head to Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro Volcano. Looming over the village of Malpaisillo ...  Read more

Islets of Granada (Las Isletas de Granada)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The city of Granada sits on Lake Nicaragua, which is an understandably popular draw for both locals and tourists. One of the most interesting things to do ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

If you’re looking for handmade jewelry while in Nicaragua, or locally made rocking chairs, hammocks, and traditional blouses, just head to the city of Masaya. ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

From bougainvillea to orchids, dahlias and jasmine, the little town of Catarina overflows with flowers and herbs which tumble from the nurseries, gardens, and ...  Read more

San Juan de Oriente

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Looking for ceramics while in Nicaragua? Head to the tiny village of San Juan de Oriente, where practically everyone is a potter. As you wander the village’s ...  Read more

Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Just south of the city of Granada lies the Mombacho Volcano. It's an active volcano, but it hasn’t erupted since the 16th century, which means rather than ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

One of the charms of a visit to Nicaragua is exploring the pretty colonial cities. There is a historic rivalry between Granada and  León , which is one of ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Built in in 1524, Nicaragua’s Granada was the first European city to be built in the New World. Named after conquistador Francisco Cordoba’s hometown in ...  Read more

Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Nicaragua’s largest lake goes by many names: Lake Nicaragua, Lake Cocibolca, Lake Granada and even “Mar Dulce,” or “Sweet Sea.” The official name is Lake ...  Read more

Masaya Volcano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

The Masaya Volcano - just over 12 miles from Managua - is one of the most accessible on earth. In fact, while you can plan hiking day trips on the volcano, you ...  Read more

Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlán)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

In most cases, a city right on a lake—as Managua is on Lake Managua—would be a city embracing its waterfront. In this case, however, the lake was unfortunately ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Managua's Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) was built in the early 1990s to replace the city's Old Cathedral, which had been partially destroyed ...  Read more

Old Cathedral of Managua (Catedral de Managua)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The facade and bell towers of the Old Cathedral of Managua may look impressive, but get closer and you’ll see there’s almost nothing else left of the ...  Read more

Tiscapa Historical National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

The rim of the Tiscapa Lagoon, formed when a volcano blew its top more than 10,000 years ago, is a great spot to get a view overlooking Managua. Perhaps the ...  Read more

National Palace of Culture

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

One of the most impressive neoclassical buildings in Nicaragua, Managua’s National Palace of Culture is home to the National Museum, the National Archives, ...  Read more

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