Top things to do

Top Choice 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 B&W photos, old dugout canoes, terrific local handicrafts …
Top Choice Seafood in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Restaurante Faramhi

Close to the airport, this popular restaurant serves easily the best food in town. It's a very Bilwi kind of place: the open-air dining area features seashell light shades, a random disco light and a country music s…
Nicaraguan in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Comedor Alka

Stop at this simple comedor for savory and cheap eats where fantastic barbecued beef and chicken are served with a bit of attitude. It's all in good fun and the food is as good if not better than many more upmarket …
Seafood in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Kabu Payaska

Bilwi’s best-loved seafood house is set on one large concrete patio overlooking the swirling Caribbean. The food is not as delicious as it once was but is still very tasty and the view and fresh breeze make it worth…
Nicaraguan in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Bar y Restaurante Crisfa

It doesn't look like much, but this no frills restaurant tucked away off the main drag serves tasty versions of all the typical shrimp, beef and chicken dishes you’ve come to expect.
Club in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Bar-Restaurant El Malecón

This large air-con disco space by the water plays mix of dancehall, reggae and Latin pop to keep the young crowd moving.
Bar in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Kabu Yula

A two-story open-air bar with unbroken sea views, the 'sea dog' is the perfect place for an afternoon tipple.
Cultural in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Dance of King Pulanka

First performed in the late 1800s, the dance of El Rey and La Reina is still performed throughout the Mosquitia. Two groups of dancers wearing 18th-century costumes represent the king’s allies and enemies, and stage…
Cultural in Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas)

Día de la Autonomía

Celebrates the day the RAAN was finally rid of those Spaniards in Managua! Well, sort of.
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…