Nicaragua: A little Night Magic at the Shaman Club

At El Chaman – one of the oldest running nightclubs in Managua – you’ll come across a non-intimidating crowd of mostly college students, who are known for being easy going and welcoming to people from diverse places. Yet, all age groups (over 18 that is) are welcome at El Chaman.

Located in the heart of the new downtown Managua, in the festive Zona Rosa, El Chaman is just one block away from the Inter-Continental Metrocentro Hotel and less than four blocks from the Princess and Legends hotels. Housed in a semicircular building with an ample parking in front – attended by plenty of security personnel the entire time you are there – El Chaman “lets the good times roll” from Thursdays to Saturdays from 8pm till 3am.

If you get hungry from all the dancing, El Chaman’s kitchen serves up traditional cuisine for you to enjoy, like tostones con queso – All items on the menu taste great, they are served quickly, and satisfy your late night munchies.

Decorated to reflect different shamanic traditions around the world, El Chaman (“shaman” in Spanish) is the perfect place in which to come “mingle with the natives” after you’ve explored the wondrous tourist attractions of Nicaragua. The owners of El Chaman have taken this imaginative theme and created a relaxed ambiance in which to enjoy a fun night of dancing, meeting friendly people, and singing karaoke.

As you make your way into the nightclub, you’ll discover a live ambiance with energetic music quaking your body from every direction – The sound system is great and the music that intersects the club is a crisp and original combination of modern dance mixes and wild Latin rhythms, such as salsa, vallenato, cumbia, and merengue.

El Chaman is known as the destination for those who love to move their bodies to the sound of great music. The dance area calls to you as you walk in – It is precisely in front of your eyes when you enter – The moving bodies immediately draw your attention, and as you work your way through the tables, you feel the “shaman” calling you to join in. To the right you see the neon signs from the bar, where you and your friends can order some of the local drinks, like ron con coca.

Make a little night-magic of your own at own of Managua’s most unique night spots. And while you’re at it, check out the Tours and Accommodations links for even more great things to see and do.