Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Waspám & the Río Coco

Museo Auka Tangki

Don’t miss Dr Dionisio Melgara Brown’s museum, a 10-minute walk along dirt roads curving away from the river. Brown, a retired teacher, built this museum on the ground floor of his home with his own savings in order…
Top Choice Museum in Juigalpa

Museo Arqueológico Gregorio Aguilar Barea

Mystical stone statues rise like ancient totems in the courtyard entrance here. It houses the most important collection of stelae in the country, with more than 120 basalt statues, carved between AD 800 and 1500, in…
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 Museum in Bluefields

Museo Histórico Cultural de la Costa Caribe

Learn about the Caribbean region's diverse cultures with a visit to this fascinating museum that contains an interesting mix of historical items from the pre-Columbian era and British rule, including a sword belongi…
Island in Pearl Keys

Grape Key

Home to an abandoned hotel, this lovely round island has probably the best swimming in the archipelago with pure white sand beaches sloping down to deep crystalline water. The caretaker may charge visitors to land o…
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 …
Island in Bluefields

Rama Cay

Located inside Bluefields' bay, this barbell-shaped island is home to around 800 people – around half of all remaining Rama Indians. Isolated by the dominant Miskito culture, they still speak their own language and …
Nature Reserve in Río Wawashang

Reserva Natural Kahka Creek

This reforestation and ecotourism project near Pueblo Nuevo is set in lush gardens surrounded by jungle. There are a number of hiking trails and a lookout tower above the forest canopy. Visitors can also get involve…
Island in Pearl Keys

Wild Cane Key

This large island with a spectacular long beach was once the family paradise of a young New Zealand millionaire. However, after the watchman up and left following a pay dispute, local fishers moved in, and like an a…
Island in Pearl Keys

Maroon Key

The closest key to the mainland, this tiny football-field-sized patch of white sand and coconut trees is completely uninhabited and the perfect place to indulge in your shipwreck fantasies. Unfortunately its isolati…