Nicaragua - Leon & Northwestern Nicaragua (PDF Chapter)
This is the León & Northwestern Nicaragua chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nicaragua guidebook.
León has nourished some of Nicaragua’s most important political and artistic moments. Less polished but somehow more authentic than its age-old rival Granada, the city is beloved for its grand cathedral, breathtaking art museum, hopping nightlife and spirited revolutionary air.
- mix with the university crowd and take in some politically charged street art in vibrant Le-ón
- climb spectacular volcanic peaks in the Maribios Chain, then enjoy the thrill of sand-boarding down its slopes
- catch one of Nicaragua’s world-class waves at Playa Aserradores, then chill out in a surf camp
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: León & Around, San Jacinto, El Sauce, Chinandega & Around, Cosigüina Peninsula Beaches, Reserva Natural Volcán Cosigüina.
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