Masaya is an inexhaustible reserve of living culture, expressed in its traditions and socio-cultural manifestations that preserve in their essence elements of pre-Hispanic and colonial culture. In Masaya, the architecture and in particular the religiosity, the artisanal production, the dance, the marimba music, its patron and traditional festivals, its gastronomy and of course its people stand out, people with a high degree of sensitivity and artistic creativity, laborious , creators and also makers of knowledge and cultural practices.

The Masayas have known how to preserve their ancestral culture and keep them alive, recreating it with current cultural forms. All these expressions are developed mainly within families, it is here where the true sociocultural richness of their pre-Hispanic traditions occurs.

As for nature, Masaya has a great variety of resources where the only National Park in the country, two natural reserves and a protected area stand out.

How to enjoy Masaya?

A Jurassic adventure in Nindirí «ParqueSaurio»

Enjoy the best theme park in the department of Masaya, connect with nature and delve into the impressive world of prehistory. Come and recreate yourself with more than 100 dinosaur sculptures, let your imagination fly and live this unforgettable adventure.

And if you like photographs?  This is the perfect place to create impressive memories.

Opening Hours Head Office
Tuesday through Sunday: 09: 00 am to 07: 00 pm
Monday: Cerrado
*Free pass

Masaya Volcano National Park

Only 23 kilometers south of the capital is the Masaya Volcano National Park. The first and largest National Park in the country, made up of a caldera with two volcanoes and five craters.

Its Santiago crater maintains an incandescence inside due to a persistent lava lake. The Spanish colonizers baptized it with the name of Hell's Mouth. A show that impresses all its visitors.

Break the routine by nature

Opening Hours Head Office Monday to Sunday 8:30 a.m./ 4:30 p.m.

Places to visit:

  • Museum
  • picnic area
  • Game's zone
  • souvenir shops
  • Volcano Observation

Every child over 6 years old pays the entrance





Lava tunnels

Opening Hours Head Office Monday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Places to visit:

  • Museum
  • picnic area
  • Game's zone
  • souvenir shops
  • volcano observation
  • Caves

Every child over 6 years old pays the entrance





In Total coexistence with Santiago

 you can visit and enjoy:

  • Hiking (all).
  • Visit the caves.
  • Observation of the Santiago Crater.
  • lava tours.
  • Includes accommodation

Every child over 6 years old pays the entrance

 Remarks: They attend every day without closing holidays.


U.S. $2000Persona


U.S. $2500Persona

adventure hiking

Opening Hours Head Office Monday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Places to visit:

  • picnic area
  • Game's zone
  • souvenir shops
  • Nindiri Trail
  • volcano observation
  • Hiking

You have the option to choose one:

  • Coyote trail.
  • Comalito Hill.
  • Nik Wallenda Trail.
  • San Fernando and San Juan viewpoints.

Every child over 6 years old pays the entrance.





An Amazing Sunset with the Santiago

 Opening Hours Head Office Monday to Sunday 4:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.

Places to visit:

  • picnic area.
  • game's zone.
  • Souvenir shops.

They have the option to choose one of the sites:

  • San Fernando and San Juan viewpoints To watch the sunset.
  • Observation of bat exit in the caves.
  • volcano observation

Every child over 6 years old pays the entrance


U.S. $500Persona


U.S. $1000Persona

Apoyo Lagoon – Catarina

The Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve is the ideal place to get out of the routine. Located 40 minutes from the capital, you can enjoy the natural beauty of this lagoon that was formed in the crater of a volcano. . In Laguna de Apoyo you can do a variety of activities: kayaking, yoga, diving, hiking, bird watching, among others.

It has a wide range of lodging, food and drinks, ranging between $30 and $150 dollars.

Catarina viewpoint

Catarina, just 6 kilometers from the municipality of Masaya, is a picturesque town with a refreshing climate, full of colors due to its famous gardens and precious handicrafts. Its main attraction is the Mirador, from where you can appreciate the natural beauty of the Laguna de Apoyo, the Mombacho Volcano and Lake Cocibolca. In the Mirador de Catarina there is a wide range of handicrafts, food and drinks.

Opening Hours Head Office Monday to Sunday from 08:00 a.m. – 10.00:XNUMX p.m.

Children under 10 years old do not pay


Note: The entrance fee is applicable per person, not per vehicle.





U.S. $100Persona

Flor de Pochote Ecotourism Center – Masatepe

Masatepe, Pochote Flower

Agroecological farm with a privileged landscape towards the Laguna and the Masaya Volcano. It has various activities for the whole family: hiking, flora and fauna sighting, raising farmyard animals, making natural wines and for the most risky there are adventure tourism options: canopy and team building.

Cabin tour package

  • Accommodation
  • Food (Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch)
  • Trekking
  • Pool


U.S. $6900

Tourist Package Day pass

  • 4 sets of rope
  • Canopy
  • Trekking
  • Lunch.


U.S. $2300

Los Mangos Catarina Trail


Sendero Los Mangos is a paradise of living nature, located in the annex of Mirador de Catarina, this sanctuary of peace offers its visitors different nature trails where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views harmonized with the flora and fauna of the environment, you will also feel the adrenaline of going over a huge suspension bridge that connects the beginning of a new adventure.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

General Admission


Mirador de Nandasmo tourist center


It offers its visitors a spectacular view of the Masaya Volcano and the Venice lagoon; During your stay you can enjoy a beautiful pool, adapted for children, youth and adults.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 a.m. -05:00 p.m.

Note: No food or drinks can be brought in since the site offers a restaurant and cafeteria service.

General Admission


Pool Use


Craft Market

Masaya handicrafts

The Centro Cultural Antiguo Mercado de Masaya, known as Mercado de Artesanías, is a mandatory stop when visiting Masaya. It has two restaurants, two coffee shops and more than 120 modules that offer the best of Nicaraguan crafts and cuisine.

Craft Workshops, San Juan de Oriente

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San Juan de Oriente is an artisan town par excellence, each house is a workshop where the most beautiful and fine pieces are made by hand. Visiting a workshop where you can see how clay is transformed into authentic works of art and living the experience of creating a unique piece with your hands is something that must be lived.

United Artisans Cooperative for Art

Experience on the lathe


House Museum of General Augusto C. Sandino


The House Museum of General Augusto C. Sandino It is located in the municipality of Niquinohomo, department of Masaya, opposite the Central Park corner, in front of the Municipal Mayor's Office.

It was inaugurated in February 2014. This house belonged to Gregorio Sandino, father of General Sandino, and was declared Cultural Patrimony of the Nation in 1980.

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

*Free entrance.

Santa Ana Church

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Santa Ana Church. Declared a National Historical Monument in 1946, it is considered the longest temple in Nicaragua, it has very old and unique religious images inside, such as the Risen Christ, which is considered the tallest in the country.

Mondongo The Old "Dona Nestor"


You cannot visit Masatepe without trying the delicious and traditional tripe soup. Taste it in a country atmosphere, made with the traditional recipe of generations. The Mondongo El Antiguo Restaurant "Doña Néstor" awaits you.

Here you can also savor delicious traditional Masatepe cajetas.

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