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  • Masaya Region

    La concepcion

    La Concepción is both a municipality, town and volcano but it is the volcano which is perhaps the best known of these. Located in the Masaya department of Nicaragua, La Concepción is not your average tourist destination. The municipality is spread out over quite a large area and the town itself lies in the shadow of the mighty Nicaraguan volcano. Its existence has been threatened by this ...

  • Managua Region

    Ticuantepe

    Ticuantepe is only fifteen kilometers away from Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, and is one of its many municipalities. Ticuantepe has thirteen small communities under it and combined they make up one of the poorest populations in and around the capital city. The name Ticuantepe comes from the Nahuatl language and is taken from two words. The first, 'Ticuane', means fierce or tiger ...

  • Boaco Region

    Boaco

    Boaco is a one of the many cities found in central Nicaragua. It has a population of about 24300 people so it is quite small. The Boaco town of La Calamidad means "the Calamity" and it is so named because the land is only good for cattle. There is not much fresh water here and so it is seen as a calamity. The city is known for its commercial and manufacturing center where a lot of the ...

  • Activites

    Horseback Riding

    There is no better way to explore the mountains, riversides and volcano bases in Nicaragua than from the back of a horse. Riding will enable you to absorb the tranquil surroundings, listen to the call of the birds and monkeys and to be at one with nature. This activity enables you to create a special bond between man and beast, with man ensuring that the horse keeps to safe ground while the ...

  • Sights

    Ruins Leon Viejo

    León Viejo, a ruined town in the department of León, is viewed as the second oldest and the most well-developed, historical Spanish settlement in the whole of the Americas. This gives it important archaeological value. What is so fascinating about this settlement is that, unlike other settlements that develop and change over the years, it did not develop further and has been preserved ...

  • National parks

    Mombacho Reserve

    On top of the inactive Mombacho Volcano you will find the 2,500-acre Mombacho Cloud Forest Reserve where stunning cloud forest flora can be observed. The reserve is southwest of Managua near Lake Cocibolca - also known as Lake Nicaragua - and is surrounded by small farms and coffee plantations. The Cocibolca Foundation keeps a close eye on how the protected Cloud Forest Reserve is managed ...

  • Activites

    Trekking

    To many outdoor enthusiasts, trekking – or hiking – is one of the best ways to get out and see the wonders of a country. As a country of superb natural beauty, Nicaragua offers many great Trekking opportunities. Trekking in Nicaragua has the added advantage of combining excellent views with extreme locations. One of the top Nicaragua Trekking expeditions available is that of organized ...