- One Day Tours
In Masaya Highlights our guide will pick you in the lobby of your hotel at 9:00hrs, the first stop of the day is the Masaya Volcano. This National Park comprises an area of 54 km and includes two volcanoes and five craters. The volcanoes have erupted several times in history, and were feared by both the indigenous people and the Spanish conquerors. The Spanish baptized the active Masaya Volcano “La Boca del Infierno or “The Mouth of Hell. They planted a cross, “La Cruz de Bobadilla (named after Father Francisco Bobadilla), on the crater lip in the 16th century in order to exorcise the Devil.
The eruptions have had a dramatic impact on the surroundings. Rocks and volcanic ashes still cover the area surrounding the volcanoes. The nature is rough yet peaceful. Different types of vegetation appeared after the eruptions. The park is also inhabited by many different kinds of animals. The park wildlife includes coyotes, skunks, raccoons, opossums, deer, iguanas, and monkeys. The next stop is the Mercado de Artesan, also known as Mercado Viejo, is Nicaragua most famous market and a major tourist draw. The entire block is a hive of stalls where you find the highest-quality arts and crafts in the country. Last, stop at Catarina viewpoint, one of the highest hills surrounding the Apoyo Lagoon. Look out across the water to adjacent Lake Nicaragua and admire Mombacho Volcano, which borders the lake. Next, head to the Catarina Craft Market. It an interesting place to search for souvenirs, including textile and ceramic handicrafts along with goods made of leather and wood.
Send us an email, Skype or call us to find out more about this exciting and unforgettable Masaya Highlights.