Published on March 7th, 2016 | by admin0
Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos
Nicaragua’s meseta central (central plateau) offers a picturesque patchwork of lagoons, steamy volcanic peaks and sleepy colonial villages. Not many people stay here for more than a short day-trip from nearby Granada, leaving plenty of room for exploration and singular encounters with the region’s remarkable natural, cultural and artistic imprint.
While trawling Masaya’s well-stocked artisan market is obligatory, real fans of the craftsmanship on display should get out to the Pueblos Blancos. The Laguna de Apoyo is another must-see: its clear turquoise waters and laid-back waterfront lodges offer a splendid natural respite.
Towering over all of this is mighty Volcán Masaya, where hiking trails take you to lava-filled craters and bat-infested caves.
Sloping down from the meseta are the Carazo towns – pleasant stopovers on the way to a wild and remote stretch of coast.