Noche de Agüizotes

Top choice cultural in Masaya

Not to be confused with the Day of the Dead, this spooky festival features legends such as the mocuana (the spirit that haunts La Mocuana hill), the chancha bruja (pig witch) and La Cegua, a monstrous woman who appears to womanisers on deserted roads, as well as ghosts of the dead, plus the costumed living, parading through the streets.