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Bodies of Water · Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites
Cradle of Nicaraguan Folklore
Quickly accessible from both Managua and Granada, culturally rich Masaya remains one of the best places to visit if you're looking to purchase authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts. Most tours of Masaya lead to the town's celebrated artisan market, where visitors stock up on one-of-a-kind souvenirs for themselves and gifts for everyone else back home. Many tourists synchronize their trip to Masaya with one of the area's colorful festivals, which provide an ideal opportunity to observe regional traditions and meet the locals in their natural environment. The nearby active volcano, now part of a national park, remains a big draw for travelers interested in exploring bat caves created by lava from past eruptions. Find out how to plan Nicaragua trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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Water Body
Apoyo La Laguna de Apoyo
Duration: 2h 30 min
Masaya Volcano ©
Masaya Volcano
Duration: 2h 30 min
Masaya Crafts Market ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Masaya Crafts Market
Duration: 1 hour
Volcán Masaya National Park ©
Natural History Museum
Volcán Masaya National Park
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Masaya

Mirador de Catarina ©
Mirador de Catarina Catarina
Duration: 2h 30 min
Montibelli Private National Reserve
Nature / Park
Montibelli Private National Reserve Ticuantepe
Duration: 2h 30 min
Playa de Pochomil ©
Playa de Pochomil San Rafael del Sur
Duration: 2h 30 min
Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago ©
Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago Jinotepe
Duration: 2h 30 min

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