Esquina de los Bancos 1C al Este, Leon, 00000, Nicaragua
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Don't get fooled into believing the bus trip from Granada to Leon via Managua is difficult or dangerous. There are regular buses leaving both Leon and Granada destine for Managua. Since there are multiple stations in Managua, make sure the bus conductor knows of your plans. Usless you can't stand being crowded in a minivan for a couple hours trip,...more
If you would like to escape from the heat of León (some say it’s one of the hottest cities in Nicaragua and spend a day in tranquility on the beach, then Las Peñitas would be the place for you. This gorgeous beach stretches for about 4 km. There are not many tourists who have found this quiet and nice place, so during the week you’ll literally have...more
On the weekends and holidays lots of people come to the beach of Las Peñitas, so this makes a good opportunity for locals to earn some extra cordobas, offering drinks and snacks, and children selling seashell necklaces. We made friends with three boys who tried to sell us some of them which they were supposed to made themselves. They sat on the...more
Several small hotels and restaurants are scattered along the length of the beach of Las Peñitas. Petra suggested Oasis, a small hostel and restaurant, which is located right on the beach, some 200 m before the bus terminal. This long-time surfer favourite has a lazy backpackers vibe. Guests can enjoy a hammock area with a great second-story view of...more
From the ruins of León Viejo, you can see the volcano Momotombo.
If you walk from the ruins to the lake of the nearby village; Puerto Momotombo, from where the bus leaves, you will get even better views.
Here dead trees stand in Lake Managua as silhouettes in front of the big and beautiful volcano.
Standing here at the lakeside, so close to the volcano, I couldn’t resist thinking about the horrible day where earthquakes and volcano eruptions from the same volcano in 1609 buried León Viejo.