Carazo stands out for its beautiful beaches, coffee farms, Nature Reserves, joyous religious and regional festivities full of the color of national folklore.
It is located near the chain of volcanoes of Nicaragua, but it is the only department in the region that does not have volcanic cones. It is one of the smallest departments in terms of territory in the country, but rich in culture, traditions, gastronomy, nature and rural community tourism.
It is known for its beautiful beaches and for the religious festivities that take place almost all year round in each of its municipalities. Its climate is cool and it is located on a plateau 700 meters above sea level.
Additionally, the Escalante-Chacocente wildlife refuge is located in this department, where sea turtles lay their eggs.
To visit the department of Carazo, is to know the comedy - dance El Güegüense, which dates from the colonial era, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the municipality of Diriamba, is a mixture of theater, dance and music that was named in the year 2005 Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is a scathing expression of protest against colonial rule, a satirical drama.