Parque El Carmén


A couple of blocks from Barrio Bolonia’s concrete jungle, this surprisingly pretty park is a little slice of suburbia, with kids' riding bikes, a playground, and a kiosk selling snacks and cold drinks. The park is surrounded by some fairly opulent homes, including that of President Ortega – if your taxi driver doesn’t know it, tell him ‘donde vive Daniel’ (where Daniel lives).

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