Seen by many as the intellectual center of Nicaragua, Leon offers energy and beauty in equal measure. A picturesque colonial town dating back to the 1600's, it has grown into a city full of political spirit, art, great food and buzzing nightlife.

The city has a fascinating history, having been relocated from its original location at Leon Viejo, which you can still visit today. The historic center of Leon is filled with stunning colonial architecture and museums, whilst nearby you'll find fantastic beaches and volcanic landscapes which are perfect for adventure seekers.

Experiences in Leon

Leon City Walking Tour

Explore the gorgeous historic centre of Leon along with a local guide, learning about the city's past and »

Volcano Boarding at Cerro Negro

Take on one of Nicaragua's most iconic experiences as you go boarding down the side of an active volcano! »

hotels in Leon

Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Convento

Once home to the historic San Francisco Convent, this lovingly converted building could be one of »

Hotel La Perla

Hotel La Perla

La Perla is situated in a beautifully renovated colonial mansion in the center of the city, dating back to »

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