LEON, NICARAGUA

A burgeoning art and food scene, beautiful architecture, volcano boarding, and untouched beaches

Come for:​

  • Stunning Spanish-Colonial architecture, highlighted by the Basílica de la Asunción

  • A burgeoning art and food scene, inviting streetscapes and buzzing markets

  • Thrilling, 90km/hr volcano boarding adventures down nearby Cerro Negro

  • Hikes up Volcán San Cristobal and access to untouched beaches along the Pacific Coast

Do not expect:​

  • To fully escape the tourist crowds (although Leon is typically less busy than Granada)

  • The beautiful white-sand beaches found in the south (although you can get to the beautiful beach of Poneloya in ~30 minutes)

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