Impregnated with mountains and opulent water sources, Villa Sandino is a municipality with a cattle-raising tradition established at the beginning of the lands that descend towards the Caribbean. It was previously known as El Embarcadero, Pueblo Viejo, Villa Hermosa del Rosario, Villa Somoza and Villa San Francisco.

Infante of Villa Sandino

Throughout its territory there are abundant archaeological remains as proof of the presence of the ancient Chontal peoples.

Its natural wealth and its friendly and simple people will enchant you.

The municipality of Villa Sandino is located 191 kilometers from the capital and 52 from the departmental capital, Juigalpa. It limits to the north with Santo Tomás, to the south with Acoyapa, to the east with Muelle de los Bueyes and to the west with Santo Tomás and Acoyapa.

The economic activities that predominate in the municipality are livestock and agriculture, although trade has gained prominence in recent years.

Agriculture is normally for self-consumption, with basic grains, musaceae, roots and tubers as its main products.

Demographic data

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676.51 km2 306.27 AMSL 14,839 inhabitants
Urban: 8,026 - Rural: 6,813


To get to this municipality from Managua you can take the buses that leave from the El Mayoreo market towards El Rama or Nueva Guinea and get off at the Villa Sandino stop, kilometer 191.

If you travel by private vehicle, you must take the Pan-American highway north to the San Benito junction, turn right which is the road to El Rama, passing through Juigalpa, Lóvago junction, Santo Tomás and then Villa Sandino.


Piedras Pintadas Archaeological Park



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