Sculpture of the Bride of Tola

The name of the municipality has two versions, one is from the word of Nahuatl origin and means "Land of Tule", and the other refers to the name "San Juan de Tola", in honor of San Juan Bautista.

Paradise destination of beautiful beaches, nature, an interesting cultural background and a friendly population, is what awaits you when visiting the municipality of Tola, go ahead and discover its wonders and get to know the place where the legend of the famous Bride of Tola arises.

The municipality of Tola is located 124 kilometers from the city of Managua. It limits to the north with Belén, to the south with the Pacific Ocean, to the east with Rivas and San Juan del Sur and to the west with the Pacific Ocean and the municipality of Santa Teresa, department of Carazo.

The fundamental economic activity of the municipality is agriculture, artisanal fishing, livestock and tourism.

Demographic data

Territorial expansion



474.00 km2 40.00 AMSL 23,376 inhabitants
Urban: 7,119 - Rural: 16,257


Economic activity, livestock.

To get to the municipality of Tola you must board a collective transport unit at the bus terminal of Mercado Roberto Huembes, located in Managua, heading to the city of Rivas, then take a public transport with destination to Tola.

If you travel by private vehicle, take the Masaya-Rivas highway. At the entrance of the city of Rivas take the detour on the South Pan-American Highway, the signs are very punctual due to the hotel offer of the municipality, you will drive about 15 kilometers until you reach the municipality of Tola.



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