5 Things to Do in Chinandega That You Shouldn't Miss

December 30, 2017 Milan Banda

Chinandega (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃinanˈdeɣa]) is a city and the departmental seat of Chinandega department (4,822.42 km) in Nicaragua. It is also the administrative centre of the surrounding municipality of the same name. It is Nicaragua's fifth largest city, with a population of 134,720 inhabitants (2015), and with 151,000 in the municipality. It is located about 134 km (80 miles) northwest of Managua and about 72 km (45 miles) southwest of El Guausaule, on the border with Honduras.
Restaurants in Chinandega

1. Flor de Cana Tour

Chinandega, Nicaragua +505 8966 8200
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Flor de Cana Tour

Reviewed By changelingscuba

Our guide Vladimir was certainly passionate about Flor de Cana and did a fantastic job in imparting his enthusiasm to our tour group.
Being Scottish, I have visited my ample share of malt whisky Distilleries. This tour matched up to and even exceeded many of those. The distillery is in an idyllic setting and is remarkably clean and well attended.
The info video film was very entertaining and professionally edited. The tasting was the most impressive aspect to me. What a selection of smooth luxuriant nectar they produce!
Better than a malt whisky? I always find it impossible to say what is "better" when it comes to comparing malts. However, Flor de Cana make some highly worthy products and I already have a bottle of their 12 year old reserve nestling in my cellar amongst some Islay and Highland malts!
Slainthe Mhath!, as we say in Scotland; Cheers!

2. Volcan Cosiguina

Chinandega, Nicaragua +505 8469 9453
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Volcan Cosiguina

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

It's a great hike, takes three hours up and 2,5 down if you only want to go go the top and not down to the Laguna (we didn't see a way down but it should be possible somehow). Halfway is in the forest (shade), halfway in the sun. We started at Potosí. From there you take the street onwards to northwest until you see a big sign about the natural park. Turn left here and just follow the path up to the vulcano. You can't really miss it so don't listen to the locals who are trying to sell you a guide (except maybe if you want to know more about your surroundings, definitely not because of the directions). The view on top is breathtaking.

3. Pinolero Tours Day Tours

Union Fenosa 1/2 cuadra al sur, Chinandega 22011, Nicaragua
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Pinolero Tours Day Tours

Pinolero Tours offers legendary group and individual travel experiences in Nicaragua with our adventure trips preserving natural habitats and cultural heritage. Our specialty is local tours in the region of Chinandega and Leon. We are a company completely owned and operated by Nicaraguan people.Tours we offer:Cosiguina Volcano Tour.SAn Cristobal Volcano Tour.Flor de Cana Tour.Chinandega City tour.Padre Ramos Kayak Tour.Horse Ride in Villanueva and Hacienda Colonial San Pedro.El Realejo Town History Tour.Leon City our.Cerro Negro Volcano Tour.SAn Jacinto Mudsprings.

Reviewed By Jenmosley

Luis made arrangements for us to ride horses up to Volcan Cosiguina. He arranged pick up, local guides, horses, snacks and water. It was a fantastic day of adventure and good times. The ride up is quite long and challenging in areas, but the horses were broke even for inexperienced riders. The views of the crater lake are amazing. Wonderful day!

4. Chorotega-Nicarao Museum

Reparto Los Angeles, Chinandega, Nicaragua
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Chorotega-Nicarao Museum

Reviewed By CaribeTraveller - Huntsville, AL

This small, but chocked full of artifacts is a prize of Nicaragua. Proceeds are used for local education and recovery of the items is a learning tool in preservation. The displays begin in the paleo Indian period and encompass eight distinct periods. The range and quality of the artifacts is mind boggling. Go with a guide if you do not speak or read Spanish. Excellent. It also appeared a bit hard to find without local assistance.

5. Parroquia Santa Ana

1 Calle Norte, Chinandega, Nicaragua
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Parroquia Santa Ana

Reviewed By Petrus R - Indianapolis, Indiana

This is a must visit when in Chinandega. This beautiful Church is a true treasure that hasn't been renovated. The high Altar is truly stunning along with its side altars and communion rail. It's has some of the most beautiful statues in the city. Especially in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel there is a beautiful Sangre de Cristo that was brought from Italy. The Chapel is open 24 hours a day. Unfortunately the music was very modern during Mass.

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