Nicaragua - Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos (PDF Chapter)
This is the Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nicaragua guidebook.
Nicaragua’s Central Valley offers a picturesque patchwork of la-goons, volcanic peaks and sleepy colonial villages. However, at the time of writing, political unrest in the country had turned Masaya, a popular destination known for its artisan market and aficiona-dos of traditional craftsmanship, into the center of political strife and violence.
- watch history in action as the local artists continue the centuries-old craft of ceramics produc-tion (with a contemporary twist) in San Juan de Oriente
- peer into the magnificent Laguna de Apoyo from the spectacular Catarina lookout
- drive to the gates of hell – up Volcán Masaya – and watch the bubbling lava in the Santiago crater
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Masaya, Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya, Nindirí, Los Pueblos Blancos, Catarina, San Juan de Oriente, Diriá & Diriomo, Niquinohomo, Masatepe, Carazo Towns, Diriamba, Jinotepe, Reserva Ecólogica La Maquina, La Boquita, Casares.
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