Posts Tagged ‘Leon’

Bubbling mud is cool; the volcanic beach – not so much

So Leon is situated on the Los Maribios volcanic chain. In the small village of San Jacinto, only 20 minutes away, there is bubbling mud. Only 20 minutes to the other direction is the beach on the Pacific coast. Put them together and it’s a full day excursion..

Leon and Nicaraguan politics, and one lazy turtle

From the border we drove to Leon, stopping on the way only to eat at Esteli, which wasn’t inviting enough for us to want to stay there.. Leon is a very nice colonial city. It was founded by Spanish conquistador Cordoba (that’s also the name of the Nicaraguan currency) in 1524, although it was originally […]