Attractions

Port in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Muelle Viejo

Take a stroll along the wooden boards of the historic Muelle Viejo (Old Pier), where both Sandino and the Contras received arms smuggled in from abroad, the former with the assistance of the town's prostitutes. But …
Museum in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Casa Museo Judith Kain

Set in the former home of a prolific local painter, this museum provides a window into what it was like to live in Bilwi in the good old days. There are black and white photos, old dugout canoes, terrific local hand…
Market in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Mercado Municipal

This ramshackle collection of stalls selling ripe produce, traditional fried-fish breakfasts and sweet, savory rundown (seasoned fish or meat cooked in coconut milk with root vegetables) is a popular place to pass t…
Beach in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

La Bocana

The closest thing Bilwi has to a decent beach, this place is about as far from a Caribbean fantasy as it's possible to get, but folk still tramp up here from town to catch some breeze and watch the brownish swell. K…
Church in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The beautiful wooden church has been replaced by a concrete structure, but it's still worth swinging past for Saturday-morning services to listen to the Creole gospel choir.