2 nights in León
2 nights in Granada
A couple of nights in bohemian and laid-back Leon. The place felt refreshingly local where you could experience the regular rhythm of life without an overwhelming focus on tourism. City centre is very walkable with a large fruit and veg market in front of the main cathedral. We went on a free walking tour to learn more about the rich and tumultuous history of the city and the country as a whole - highly recommended.
Picturesque but lacks authenticity and character. The historical center was set up mainly for domestic tourism with plenty of tatty stands and average eateries offering Western options.
Q & A
What would you have changed?If we had more time would visit the Masaya volcano and Laguna de Apoyo
Anything go wrong during the trip?Extremely overcrowded minivan from Managua to Granada
Tips you would give a friend?Nicaragua is a developing country so be patient and build in extra time for transfers.
Packing tips?Light clothing but have a jumper to hand for those cooler evenings or excursions into the surrounding hills and mountains
Transportation Tips?Consider private transport options.
Booking details?The usual suspects like booking.com