¡Nicaragua, a lot to discover! Masaya
Masaya is called the City of Flowers, as it was named by Rubén Darío, is the Cradle of Nicaragua’s folklore and crafts. Only 26 Km from Managua, Masaya is well-known for its hammocks, hemp tapestries, embroidered dresses, beautifully carved objects and ceramics. The Arts and Crafts Market holds a folkloric festival every Thursday evening called “Verbenas de Masaya” which lets you enjoy the best of Nicaraguan culture. The local festival called “San Jerónimo” takes place on September 30th. “Monimbó” is one of the most original Indian regions of Nicaragua; many artisans work and live here.
Before reaching Masaya, you will find the National Park Volcán Masaya. A short ride on a paved road will take you up through cliffs of solidified lava and patches of lush tropical forests to the edges of the Santiago’s steaming crater. It is 635 m high, 570 m across, and 400 m deep. The crater is still active and its view is unforgettable. Don’t miss watching the birds that inexplicably live within the steaming crater.
Hotel Apoyo Resort
Support Resort has 60 villas and 8 apartments in an area adjacent to a nature reserve offering accommodation, meals, and access to a swimming beach hill.