Nicaragua - Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nicaragua guidebook.

Nicaragua’s central plateau offers a picturesque patchwork of lagoons, volcanic peaks and colonial villages. While trawling Masaya’s artisan market is obligatory, fans of the local craftsmanship should visit the Pueblos Blancos, where each town or village has its own specialty.

  • shop till you drop at Mercado de Artesanías, the country’s most famous handicraft market
  • maps
  • watch history in action as the potters of the San Juan de Oriente workshops continue the centuries-old craft of ceramics production
  • transport
  • peer into the magnificent Laguna de Apoyo from the spectacular Catarina lookout
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Masaya, Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya, Nindirí, Los Pueblos Blancos, Catarina, San Juan de Oriente, Diriá & Diriomo, Niquinohomo, Masatepe, Carazo, Diriamba, Jinotepe, San Marcos, Reserva Ecológica La Maquina, La Boquita, Casares.

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