So only two more countries to knock off Central America, so a little weekend in Managua, Nicaragua would be a good start – March. Of course, I’ve heard and read great things about the “safest” country in Central America.
As a rule, most capital cities are never that interesting, so the first instinct is do a couple of day trips from Managua and my high level plan includes:
- Colonial Architecture in Granada
- Beach & Church hopping in Leon
o Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz Gurdián
o Cathedral of León – biggest in Central America
o Iglesia de San Juan Bautista de Subtiava
o Poneloya and Penitas beaches
- Masaya Volcano
o Night tour of the volcano and birds
- Omatepe Island – this would be highly ambitious to pack this into the weekend.
So Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Church photography and food … sounds like Costa Rica doesn’t it?