Best hotels and hostels in Masaya & Los Pueblos Blancos

  • Lodging in Los Pueblos Blancos

    Centro Ecoturístico Flor de Pochote

    This beautiful ecolodge lies within the Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo, perched right on the crater rim. The cabins (which sleep two) scattered around the 10-hectare finca (farm) are made from natural materials. There are lots of activities on-site, from birdwatching to biking; the owners also make wine. It's a 4km downhill walk or taxi ride from Masatepe. Reservations required. Walking trails crisscross the property, where you can see scores of bird species, including falcons, vultures and hummingbirds.

  • Lodging in Carazo

    Hotel El Casino

    Given this hotel's isolated location in a small fishing village, the sophisticated lobby and dining area, full of abstract soapstone sculpture and contemporary art, takes you by surprise. You can hear waves crashing from your bed and it's worth spending the extra $5 on sea views from the top-front rooms. Excellent seafood is served here, too.

  • Lodging in Carazo

    La Residencia Inn

    A pocket of tranquility in the bustling heart of Jinotepe, this delightful B&B has several snug rooms on offer, arranged around a greenery-filled courtyard. The English-speaking local proprietress makes you feel welcome and breakfast includes an omelet, excellent local coffee, and fruit.

  • Lodging in Carazo

    Ecolodge Carazo

    This lodge located on a former coffee farm about 1km outside of town, on the way to Managua, has beautiful gardens with centuries-old trees and plenty of birdlife and wildlife, simple cabin-style rooms, and a laid-back atmosphere.

  • Lodging in Carazo

    Hotel Mi Bohio

    Your best bet in town, this colonial-style hotel has a pretty, central garden and a restaurant (open to the public) serving good food and cocktails. There's a spa and fitness center on-site, and the rooms are clean and cheery. (And in case you were wondering, bohio is Cuban slang for a small house.)