Best of Masaya
- Where to Go
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El Mercado Viejo Craft Market: The best handmade pottery, leatherwork, paintings, and more are all handsomely displayed in a professionally run market designed to showcase Nicaragua’s finest.
El Malecón: Take a stroll along the crater’s lip, which marks Masaya’s western edge, and enjoy the view of the lagoon below.
Volcán Masaya National Park: Peer into the gates of hell, wherein dwell demon parakeets — then visit the museum of this popular national park.
Laguna de Apoyo: Get away from it all in what might be the coolest swimming hole in the country, an enticing volcanic crater lake, ringed with forest.
Catarina Mirador: This crater’s lip patio terrace, with one of the best panoramas in Nicaragua, often offers live marimba music to accompany your beverage.
© Randall Wood & Joshua Berman from Moon Nicaragua, 4th Edition