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Nicaragua offers the most majestic natural landscapes throughout the whole country. Volcanoes rise above enormous lakes and the white sandy beaches stretch for miles across their Pacific coast. The country's capital, Managua, is a bustling urban center with a special flair that visitors will only discover if they stray from the central district. Naturally, travelers can't miss the most historic places like the The National Museum, the Old Cathedral, and the Rubén Darío National Theater. However, for a more complete and satisfying experience, guests of the best hotels in Managua are invited to step away from the most popular paths.
In this way, travelers can discover the authentic local flavors accompanied by dances such as Los Diablitos, a street show where a group of dancers, dressed in devil masks, dance to traditional music. Those who visit the Avenida Bolívar, the city's main street, will walk under 22 sculptures of trees, whose yellow and curly branches shine with hundreds of light bulbs day and night. There is also a giant portrait of the former Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, located at the roundabout next to the aforementioned trees. The promenade in front of Lake Managua is an alluring place to take a walk, have an aperitif, savor a cocktail, or just seize the opportunity to feel above the clouds with the miniature replica of the city. Visitors can stroll through the scaled-down version of the beautiful monuments of Managua.
Take a stroll and wind up at the Roberto Huembes Mercado, a craft market next to the central bus station. There, travelers will find beautiful Nicaraguan hammocks, textiles, paintings, and leather goods. For those seeking a genuine python-skin bag will be able to find it here.
Guests staying at hotels in Nicaragua are sure to find Spanish colonial architecture typical to places like Granada. Located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America, the town enchants visitors with its colorful buildings dating back to the 16th century. A walking tour passes six churches and an old fortress. The climb to the bell tower of the Church of Merced offers panoramic views of the town, Lake Nicaragua, and the Mombacho Volcano National Park. Intrepid tourists can walk up to the edge of the volcano crossing fields of petrified lava and meadows of wildflowers. The boldest can zip through the forest flying along a zip line. A boat trip along the immense lake allows you to visit an archipelago of 350 islands and explore the largest island, Ometepe, where twin volcanoes create a majestic profile. In addition to the lush vegetation that surrounds the area, visitors will find places of archaeological interest, as 1,700 petroglyphs adorn the volcanic rocks. It seems that the island was as attractive to pre-Columbian peoples as it is to modern people today.
Some of the best hotels in Nicaragua are located on this peaceful stretch of the Pacific Coast, where the waves break onto white sandy beaches lined with palm trees. Here, the hotels offer privacy for romantic getaways, family vacations, or business trips. All the advantages are built in for guests who choose an all-inclusive package. The enormous swimming pools, luxury restaurants, and sports activities are located in these hotels in Nicaragua, conveniently located just a one-hour away from Managua. Winding paths lead to tropical gardens and private bungalows, where guests can relax in perfect seclusion. You can also enjoy a casino which, in the past, was the mansion of Nicaragua's ruling Somoza family. The dictators fled in 1979, but the 80-hectare property continues to be a paradise by the sea.