Top things to do

Viewpoint in Catarina

Mirador

Catarina’s main claim to fame offers views across the startling blue waters of Laguna de Apoyo to Granada and Lago de Nicaragua all the way to Ometepe. This spot is rumored to have been youthful Augusto C Sandino’s …
Nicaraguan in Catarina

Mi Viejo Ranchito

Slightly out of town, towards Masaya, this thatch-roofed restaurant is locally famous for its quesillos (tortillas stuffed with fresh quesillo cheese, topped with pickled onions and sour cream), and also serves an a…
Nicaraguan in Catarina

La Casona

Popular with both locals and tour groups, and justifiably so, this family-run restaurant serves up filling breakfasts as well as BBQ chicken, tostones con queso (fried green plantains with cheese), grilled fish and …
Religious in Catarina

San Juan Bautista

Coincidentally falling on the summer solstice, this lively festival features dances, ceremonial fights and music.
Religious in Catarina

Santa Catalina de Alejandría

This religious festival features ballet folklorico (folk music) and a parade.
Religious in Catarina

San Silvestre Papa

This New Year's parade is famous for its bouquets of flowers.