Evaristo Carazo Park

The name of the city is due to the teacher Francisco Rodríguez de Rivas, President of the Audiencia of Guatemala in 1717.

For two centuries, until 1720, the current city of Rivas was called Valle de Nicaragua, later it was called Villa de la Pura y Limpia Concepción de Rivas de Nicaragua until 1835 when it was built as a city.

Jesus del Rescate roundabout.

The municipality of Rivas is a town that you will love, privileged for being situated between the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful Lake of Nicaragua. Rivas will welcome you with its characteristic mango trees that embellish the municipality, with an immense historical and cultural treasure.

The municipality is located 110 kilometers from the city of Managua. It limits to the north with the municipalities of Potosí, Buenos Aires and Belén; to the south with the municipalities of San Juan del Sur and Cárdenas; to the east with the municipality of San Jorge and Lago de Nicaragua and to the west with the municipalities of Tola and San Juan del Sur.

The fundamental economic activity of the municipality is agriculture (corn, beans, musaceae and cane), livestock and trade.

Demographic data

Territorial expansion



208.54 km2 57.77 AMSL 52,192 inhabitants
Urban: 34,157 - Rural: 18,039


To get to the municipality of Rivas, you can take a transport unit at the bus terminal in the Roberto Huembes Market in the city of Managua heading towards this municipality on the South Pan-American Highway.

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The trip lasts approximately 2 hours and there is very good road and tourist signs.



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