ADD TO LISTLeon isn't a particularly popular destination within Nicaragua, but it does receive a few travelers, most of whom make a brief stop to see the La Catedral. Generally, travelers visiting the area stick to the more well-known places. Have you been to Leon? Help us improve this Leon travel guide by adding your favorite spots!
Travel Tips from people who've been to Leon
i visited a number of places in nicaragua-all along the pacific (albeit not as well known for its beauty as other areas such as bluefields). out of the places i visited leon was most definately my favourite, i think this was largely because of the local people and how friendly they were. Leon is not as touristy as some other places such as grenada but theres still plenty to see, and lots of volcano trips to go on.
Greatest Papusas in the world!! The revolution museam is pretty cool and they will give you a tour around the city...most guides were involved in the not to distant history. The nightlife is pretty eventful as well with a large student population.
If you're going to Leon, you've got to try volcano boarding. Climb up an active volcano, sit on a bit of plywood and be pushed off the edge of a 45 degree slope by a mad Aussie. Book via the Bigfoot hostel.