The Department of Boaco is made up of the municipalities of Boaco, Camoapa, San Lorenzo, Teustepe, San José de los Remates and Santa Lucía. Its departmental capital is the city of Boaco, popularly known as the "City of Two Floors". The department of Boaco is located 90 km from the capital.

The name of BOACO, comes from the juice and the Aztec. It is made up of two words or roots. "Boa or Boaj", which means "enchanting", and the ending "O", which means "place or town", deducing that the name of BOACO means: "Town or Place of Charming".

The climate in the region is varied, it is crossed by rivers, streams, waterfalls and surrounded by hills that in the distance can be seen as giant stone masses: Cerro Alegre, Santa Lucia, Mombachito, Peña Labrada, El Monolito, among others.

How to enjoy Boaco?

El Faro

El Faro is a visionary and poetic viewpoint, its construction is linked to the city's centenary celebrations in 1995. The viewpoint is located in El Cerrito Park and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the municipality of Boaco.

Hours: 8: 30 am - 8: 30 pm

Open from Tuesday to Sunday

Closed on Monday.

* Free pass

The little tree farm

farm el arbolito- boaco

Poza Redonda Azul Tourist Center, El Arbolito farm, in the San Diego community of the municipality of Teustepe-Boaco.

Lodging Services, Food and beverages.

Prices vary according to the menu.

Opening hours

Open from Monday to Friday and Sunday, with prior reservation.

Closed on Saturdays.

Contact: 89513412,

Entrada:C $ 60

Quizaltepe hill

If you are an adventure lover, visit the Quizaltepe hill, follow its natural trails that lead you to the top, while advancing you will observe the flora of the site and although the journey is a lot of effort when you arrive, the weather and the landscape reward it. From here you can see the cities of Granada and Chontales. On the hill you can also see caves that have engravings inside as a sample of indigenous history.

Guided tours to Quizaltepe hill. With prior reservation.

Sunflower House.

Departure time 6:00 a.m.

10 people ($32.7 PP)

Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

Horse $10 (optional)

Contact: 8999-8700

Joseph Nieborowski Park

José Nieborowski Park, located in the center of the city in the municipality of Boaco, founded by Father José Nieborowski, which bears his name in his honor.

Free hours. Free entry, from Monday to Sunday.

Arturo Suarez Community Museum

Located in the center of the city of Boaco, north side of the central park, it was inaugurated on August 22, 2018, it is the home of Boaqueño artists. During the tour you will be able to know the 5 areas (Paleontology, Archaeology, Historical Pieces, old photographs, and Numismatic collection)

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

*Open long weekends.

*Free pass.

Tours of the different colonial churches of the department

Church of Santiago Apostol

Located on the top of a hill you can see the church of Santiago Apóstol de los Caballeros, its construction dates back to the mid-XNUMXth century, in the municipality of Boaco.

Temple is a legacy of the colony, and is composed of two central parts, two towers that measure 32 meters wide and their walls 2 meters thick.

Schedule: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday to Sunday.

*Free pass

Parish church

Parish Church: it is dedicated to Saint Joseph, the masses and official rites that the church dedicates to the Patron Saint of the municipality are celebrated with great solemnity.

Schedule: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday to Sunday.

*Free pass

Catholic Church

In the municipality of Santa Lucia we find the Catholic Church, a modern-style temple with a four-level bell tower and a conical roof in the central part of the front. Its main entrance is in the form of an arch, it is located at the bottom of the tower.

Schedule: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday to Sunday.

*Free pass

Church of San Lorenzo

This parish was founded on August 23, 1856. This monument has a beautiful decoration inside that makes the visitor think of a miniature Catholic cathedral. The church is one of the most important treasures of the parishioners.

Hours: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday to Sunday.

*Free pass

Church of San Francisco de Asís Municipality of Camoapa

It is a temple built over 26 years [1789-1815] and preserves the colonial architecture.
The Church has been completely renovated, but retains the popular Baroque structure on its façade, with a belfry with two holes.
At the top of the Parish, the Cross of Forgiveness was appreciated, located in the atrium, it was extracted in one piece from the Finca Quinta Olga, today San Antonio, said Cross disappeared and nobody knows its whereabouts. The old gold-plated bells also disappeared, as well as the old three-piece clock, the current clock is electronic.