Historical records point to Comalapa as the oldest population in the department of Chontales. Its ancestral name was Comalagualpan, then Comalapan and now Comalapa, all words of Nahuatl origin.
Its livestock tradition is centuries old and its old haciendas are still home to legends and colorful people.
The municipal geography extends between the coastal area of Lake Cocibolca, the wide lacustrine plains and the mountains that mark the beginning of the mountainous system that culminates with Amerrique.
The municipality is located 130 kilometers from Managua. It limits to the north with Camoapa, to the south with Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca, to the east with the municipalities of Cuapa and Juigalpa, and to the west with San Lorenzo.
The main economic activities are livestock and agriculture with crops of corn, beans, sorghum and fruit trees such as mangoes, jocotes and citrus.
To get to Comalapa from Managua, you must board a bus bound for Juigalpa, El Rama or Nueva Guinea at the Mercado El Mayoreo bus terminal and get off at the Santa Rosa junction, and then take a direct minibus to Comalapa.
If you go by private vehicle from Managua, head on the Pan-American highway north, at the San Benito junction turn right, you will pass the Boaco and San Francisco junction, in the direction of Tecolostote and Juigalpa. At the Santa Rosa junction you must turn left onto a paved road that takes you to the municipality.
You can also go along the road that goes to Camoapa and, at the end, to Comalapa.