Nicaragua - Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos (Chapter)
This is the Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos chapter from Lonely Planet's Nicaragua guidebook.
Nicaragua’s meseta central (central plateau) offers a picturesque patchwork of lagoons, steamy volcanic peaks and sleepy colonial villages. Not many people stay here for more than a short day-trip, leaving plenty of room for exploration and encounters with the region’s remarkable natural, cultural and artistic imprint.
- shop till you drop at the country’s most famous handicraft market, the Mercado Artesanías in Masaya
- watch history repeat itself as potters in the workshops of San Juan de Oriente continue the centuries-old craft of ceramics production
- take a dip in the Laguna de Apoya, said to be the cleanest water in the whole country
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Masaya, Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya, Nindirí, Reserva Natural Laguna De Apoyo, Los Pueblos Blancos, Catarina, San Juan de Oriente, Diriá & Diriomo, Niquinohomo, Nandasmo, Masatepe, San Marcos, Carazo
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