Getting there & around
Fear not! Take any minibus from asaya or Granada to Managua's Universidad Centro America (UCA) bus lot, where you can catch another minivan for the short, sweet trip to León. Or take a regular bus to Managua, then grab a cab to Mercado Israel Lewites, where buses and minivans leave regularly for León, less frequently for Chinandega.
You can rent cars in both León and Chinandega; hire a 4WD in rainy season, if you plan to do much exploring. The roads of the Cosigüina Peninsula are some of the country's worst, and beach access can be a muddy mess by October.