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…
Christian Site in Cuapa

Virgen de Cuapa Santuario

Most visitors to Cuapa come with the purpose of making a pilgrimage to this porcelain statue holding flowers in her angelic hands located at the entrance to town. On April 15, 1980, when tailor Bernardo Martínez was…
Archaeological Site in Villa Sandino

Parque Arqueológico Piedras Pintadas

At Parque Arqueológico Piedras Pintadas you'll find hundreds of petroglyphs carved into the mossy boulders, including deer, snakes, turtles, crocodiles and spirals, set among rolling green hills. There are also larg…
Nature Reserve in Bluefields

Reserva Silvestre Greenfields

This privately managed, 284-hectare wildlife reserve near Kukra Hill has tracts of both mangroves and jungle, and offers a variety of activities including canoeing, swimming and hiking. Advanced reservations essenti…
Beach in Little Corn Island

Otto Beach

A lovely narrow beach with multicolored waters on the north of the island. The grassy slopes leading down to the water have been taken over by a new luxury resort complete with a security guard to chase away explore…
Natural Feature in Cuapa

El Monolito de Cuapa

A massive stone monolith that rises from a hillside savanna outside Cuapa. If you walk from town, it will take about two hours to reach the peak. Or you could drive to the base and scramble up the back until you rea…
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…