Festivals and Events in Managua

August is the best month of the year in Managua—you can expect parades, horse shows, and unlimited quantities of beer and rum. Here’s more information about festivals in the city (including July 19th celebrations) to help you plan your trip.

Boating, Swimming, and Bicycling in Granada

If you start early before it gets too hot, a bike ride down the Peninsula de Asese can be excellent, and getting out on the water is another fun option. Author Amber Dobrzensky shares a few ways to enjoy this beautiful corner of Nicaragua.

Visiting Volcán Masaya National Park

An easy day trip from Managua, Masaya, or Granda, Volcán Masaya is Nicaragua’s most impressive outdoor attraction: one of the most visibly active volcanoes in the country. Read on to find out what the park has to offer beyond its famous overlook.

Visiting Nicaragua: Where and When to Go

Amber Dobrzensky offers an overview of the different cities and regions in Nicaragua to help plan your trip. She also goes over planning essentials, such as the best times of year to visit and required visas and vaccinations.

The Best of Nicaragua in Two Weeks

Like other countries in the region, Nicaragua has a popular, carved-out tourist route based on its principal, most-developed attractions. Nicaragua’s beaten path is made up of the Granada–Ometepe–San Juan del Sur circuit, which can be done in about one week; save another week for tackling the northwestern lowlands and a third week for the Atlantic coast or Río San Juan. This helpful itinerary will get you on your way.

Moon Spotlight Granada & San Juan del Sur

Moon Spotlight Granada & San Juan del Sur is a 101-page compact guide that combines Nicaragua’s best culture and history with outdoor recreation. Nicaragua expert Amber Dobrzensky offers her firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed […]

Nightlife in Managua, Nicaragua

Dancing is a central part of the Managua experience. The music scene ranges from popular electronic to booty-shaking reggaetón, as well as plenty of salsa, merengue, and bachata. Managua has several places to learn salsa and merengue if you are in town for a longer period of time. If you prefer something more low-key, there are lots of bars and clubs with atmospheres that range from sultry to suspect, but they change on an annual basis, as Managuans flock inexorably to the newest scene.