Welcome to Carazo
Consisting of several coffee-growing highland towns with a refreshingly cool climate (bring a sweater) and a couple of wide, sandy beaches along the coast (bring your swimsuit), Carazo is central in Nicaraguan history and myth. It's not only where the first Nicaraguan coffee was sown but also where the nation’s most famous burlesque, El Güegüense, was anonymously penned in the late 17th century. The comedy, which pits Nicaraguan ingenuity against Spanish power, always gets a laugh. It was written (and is still performed) in Náhuatl, Spanish and Mayangna.