Nicaraguan Culture & History - The Colonial Cities of Granada and Leon, Masaya and Isla Ometepe - sanjuansurf.com

Nicaragua has an abundance of culture and history readily viewable for all visitors to see. From San Juan del Sur there are tours to the Colonial Cities of Granada and Leon, to the markets of Masaya and the incredible Lakes and Volcanoes which have made this country so beautiful and full of life.

Granada

Granada is an exquisite city and was the setting for the pillage of pirates and filibusters that devastated the caribbean during the XVII,XVIII and XIX centuries. Founded in 1524 by captain Francisco Hernández de Cordoba, it's one of the oldes...

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Ometepe & Lake Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua is among the top 25 largest lakes in the world. There are over three thousand square miles of Lake Nicaragua, and dozens of islands to explore and even stay overnight on. Some of the islands are close by boat, only fifteen minutes from...

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Leon

Leon is a bustling University town with a great music scene. For more than 200 years, Leon was the capital of the country. On january 11, 1610 the inhabitants abandoned the city in exodus after the recurrence of earthquakes and the eruption of the Mo...

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Masaya

Masaya, called the City of Flowers, is located between Granada and Managua, It is also home to the Masaya Volcano. This area is the heart of Nicaraguan handicrafts. If you looking for unique Nicaraguan products such as hand woven hammocks, embroidere...

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The Corn Island

Corn Island is located in the Caribbean Sea, 52 miles from the port city of Bluefields. Its population of approximately 2,500 is predominantly Carib. The largest of the Corn Islands is approximately four square miles in size. Little Corn Island, abou...

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Río San Juan

The Río San Juan region in southeastern Nicaragua is one of the wildest, most remote areas in Central America. Most travelers to the area come from Granada via a sixteen-hour ferry ride across Lake Nicaragua, or from Managua on an unreliable a...

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Matagalpa

Matagalpa is in the heart of the coffee-growing region of Nicaragua. It is a region of highlands and misty forests, with a temperate and moist climate. These qualities favor the cultivation of coffee. The coffees of Matagalpa are internationally reno...

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Cerro Negro

The Cerro Negro is a young and unique volcano. The steep slopes of this black volcano are void of any vegetation. On and around the volcano is a thick layer of volcanic ash and rocks. It erupted in 1999 and as a result there is volcanic material all ...

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