Explore the biggest colonial city in Nicaragua!!
Leon was founded in 1610 by the Spaniard next to the
Sutiava indigenous settlement. At just 20 miles from the pacific ocean where pirates took advantage and invade the city and destroyed. Next to the chain of Volcano Maribios , Leon has flat fertile soil for agriculture. The first capital of Nicaragua until Managua became the capital because of the dispute between the other colonial city of Granada in the late 1800s. Ruben Dario who was the most popular and famous poet in Nicaragua was raise and buried inside of the cathedral on the right pilar of the main alter.
Our tour start at the Port Of Corinto in the Pacific of Nicaragua, the only commercial port of the Country. The town is relative small and there is not much to do there, so we will drive to the Colonial City of Leon which is 1 hour and 20 min. drive and on the way we will see sugar cane plantations, cattle ranch, small food vendor of fried fish and the popular Conchas Negras.
Once we enter the colonial city of Leon, we will visit the following sights : the biggest cathedral of the country, the main plaza, and food market.
After we will drive back to Corinto and just before we will make a detour to San Jacinto Bubbling Mud park and see micro volcanic crater spilling mud and suffer.
Now we are ready to get back to the ship.
Vaya con Dios
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
We will be in a van with A/C half of the time and then we will be walking in plaza and walking up the steps of the cathedral.
Also will be walking about 2 blocks to the hot spring and around the bubbling mud pots.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Cordoba - Meal
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I don't have a license for scuba diving
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Five out of Five Gerald was one of the best guides we've had the pleasure spending time with. He was knowledgeable about the places he took us and made the effort of showing us some of the local lifestyle in addition to the highlights of the area. He also made the day special for my wife who was celebrating her birthday by arranging Mariachis to come where we had lunch to sing her happy birthday in their native song. Was a great day!