Welcome to Los Pueblos Blancos
Today the centuries-old buildings have been painted and the shady roads are paved. Most days the roads between the villages are lined with stands selling vividly painted artesanías (handicrafts). Each town has its specialty: handcrafted ceramics or homemade sweets, wooden furniture or freshly cut flowers; the region is also famous for its curanderos (folk healers). The villages are most often visited as a day trip from Granada, but take the time to explore more and the inner workings of life in rural Nicaragua may reveal itself.