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If you’re a fan of volcanoes and don’t mind the hot weather then you would enjoy exploring the city of Leon in Nicaragua. This place is the second largest after Managua, the capital city, and is also one of the most populated but interesting cities in the country. Those who took cheap flights to Leon will surely have a good time exploring the eight (8) volcanoes scattered all over the city especially the Cerro Negro which is a little popular among other volcanoes because of its fantastic view.
Those who want to experience living in this historic city can take cheap flights to Leon from anywhere in the globe by landing at the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua. From the airport, you can take a rental car or a public bus to reach the city. Travel time is around 1 ½ hour from Managua to Leon. If you reach the city by night time you can easily find a good place to spend the night since there are plenty of hotels in Leon. Budget hotels like Lazy Bones, Big Foot Hostel, Casa Vieja and Hostel D’Oviedo have rooms for 6 US dollar and less. You can also sleep in a little rustic environment at the Nicaragua Surf Cabin while more pricey accommodation can be found at Hotel San Juan and Los Balcones Hotel.
There are many things to see in Leon aside from volcanoes. For one, the city houses the biggest and grandest cathedral in the whole Central America – the Leon Cathedral. This imposing cathedral is where many famous Nicaraguans are buried including the famous poet Ruben Dario and can be explored for a minimal fee. The Fundacion Ortiz is also worth visiting as well as the Centro de Arte Fundacion Ortiz Guardian and the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista de Subtiava.
Visitors of Leon can also enjoy different activities like swimming, surfing, kayaking, trekking and mountain climbing. Yoga classes are also available to interested tourist as well as several cultural activities. While in Leon, tourist can also try the local specialty called Queso Quemado or sample some of the best tasting local cuisine in town. Those who have a tight budget can find good foods at the local market or sample the foods being sold on the street.