Justo Rufino Garay Theater Group (Managua) — the name of the theater actually originates with a Sandinista war combatant, who was honored by having the theater named after him in acknowledgement of what he did during the revolution and how he used the theater as an instrument of war. The group of professional artists has […]
Nejapa Golf & Country Club (Ticuantepe) – this golf club, located just a half hour southeast of Managua, was founded back in 1940 (enduring the 1972 earthquake, as well as damage during the country’s civil war period later in time). Renovation efforts didn’t start until 1998 (with a new opening in 2001). Nowadays, Nejapa has […]
Mercado Huembes (Bulevard Don Bosco, cerca de Pista de la Solidaridad, Managua) – this is a popular market for local artists to sell their works. Here you can find lovely woven, painted and molded artworks which make marvelous souvenirs. Bright colors of embroidered works and painted ceramics will catch your eye and the patterns available […]
Hacienda Iguana Golf and Beach Club (Playa Colorado) – opened in 2004, these two lots in the Hacienda Iguana Golf and Beach Club development, near Tola, are strategically placed along the 9-hole golf course with spectacular views of lakes, greens and fairways. Located 2 ½ hours southeast of Managua, the highlight of the course is […]
Cerro Negro Volcano (25 km. northeast of León) – this young, active volcano located just outside of the regional town of Léon, attracts backpacker-type tourists (in particular). Such individuals take sand (and snow) boards and slide down the side of the volcano (since the surface is covered in volcanic sand). This volcano, unlike others, is […]
Apoyo Lagoon (Km. 37.5, Carretera Masaya) – located less than an hour outside of Managua, this lagoon is actually a crater formed by a volcanic explosion of one of Nicaragua’s many volcanoes, and is now filled with fresh water. Swimmers as well as water sports enthusiasts come here. Several restaurants at the rim of the […]
Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez – this stadium was built in 1948 and was the largest in Central America at the end of its construction (surviving the 1972 mega earthquake). The stadium was named in honor of Nicaragua first baseball player to play in Major League Baseball (MLB). It currently acts as a venue for both […]
Plaza Inter (Av. Bolívar, Costado Norte del Hotel Crowne Plaza, Managua) – opened in 1998, this is a smaller mall compared to what’s now in Managua (with 65 stores). Much of what’s here are local & regional brand ítems that appeal to lower income locals (many ítems found here are cheaper “Made in China” goods).
Centro Comercial Managua (Colonia Centroaméricana e/Colegio Salvador Mendieta, Managua) – this shopping center was built a year alter the big earthquake in this country (1972), attracting over 200 mostly local and regional retailers.
Multicentro Las Americas (Semaforos de Villa Progreso 1 cuadra al Oeste, Managua) – this shopping center has around 147 retailers (competing with Galerias Santo Domingo and Metrocentro for the same upper & middle income consumers). This has become a favorite among families with small children.