Top things to do in Around Chinandega

Top Choice Distillery in Chichigalpa

Flor de Caña

Flor de Caña rum is among the world's finest and it has been produced in Chichigalpa since the distillery's founding in 1890. Visitors are initiated into the mysteries of rum production during 1½-hour-long tours, wi…
Church in El Viejo

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Virgen María

This beautiful church is home to Nicaragua’s patron saint and mistress of its biggest national religious event, La Gritería, when troupes of festejeros shout ¿Quién causa tanta alegría? (‘Who causes so much joy?’) a…
Food & Drink in Corinto

Fiesta Gastronomica del Mar

El Corinto gets packed during this annual food festival. It begins with a fishing competition and ends with every chef in the department turning out top-quality seafood dishes for the crowd on the plaza. Cultural ac…
Seafood in Corinto

Costa Azul

Overlooking the water, slightly upscale Costa Azul has breezy patio seating and a great seafood menu featuring various kinds of ceviche, coctel de conchas negras, plus freshly caught shrimp and lobster prepared in a…
Nicaraguan in Corinto

Restaurante El Espigón

The place to eat in Corinto. El Espigón specializes in seafood and steaks, and it's located right on the water. On weekends, there's live music. It's also a good choice for cocktails with a view.
Nature Reserve in Around Chinandega

Reserva Natural Delta del Estero Real

There’s no tourist infrastructure at all for this enormous reserve, about 20km – two hours by bus by bumpy road – north of Chinandega in the desperately poor town of Puerto Morazán. But this monumental river delta l…
Plaza in Corinto

Parque Central

The Parque Central is downright audacious, a concrete confection of fountains and turtles with a very Jetsons-esque clock tower and a small locomotive sitting by the old Aduana building that's now a museum dedicated…
Park in Chichigalpa

Parque Ecológico Municipal

This smoking city park, about 10km north of town and accessible by 4WD or on horseback, preserves 50 manzanas of mostly primary forest, including a trailhead to the top of the Volcán San Cristóbal.
Peruvian in Corinto

El Peruano

A simple dining option on the waterfront, with open-air seating and fresh fish specials.