Things to do in Masaya

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  • 1
    Laguna de Apoyo

    Laguna de Apoyo

    Ranked #1 overall in Masaya things to do
    9.712 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark, Lake, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureWellness

    Beautiful volcanic lake about a 45 minute drive on a good road from Managua. There are a number of popular hostels there, kayaks, restaurants and a good vibe. Definitely go ...

  • 2
    Masaya Volcano National Park

    Masaya Volcano National Park

    Ranked #2 overall in Masaya things to do
    9.511 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, History Museum, Hiking Trail, Scenic Lookout, Park, Attractions
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyFamilies

    The natural beauty of Masaya Volcano, one of Central America's most active craters, offers visitors some of Nicaragua's most beautiful scenery and biodiversity. Take a rigorous hike along the volcanic ...

  • 3
    Masaya Volcano

    Masaya Volcano

    Ranked #3 overall in Masaya things to do
    8.06 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsyBackpackers
  • 4
    Catarina

    Catarina

    Ranked #4 overall in Masaya things to do
    8.85 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesWellnessFoodies

    Small town known for its plants, lawn ornaments, and views of Lagun Apoyo. Nice for a quick stop. The brightly colored lawn ornaments are surreal.

  • 5
    Mercado de Artesanías

    Mercado de Artesanías

    Ranked #5 overall in Masaya things to do
    9.02 reviews
    Shopping
    Popular withFamiliesWellnessHistory
  • 6
    Batidos Doña-Mercado Artesanías Marketplace

    Batidos Doña-Mercado Artesanías Marketplace

    Ranked #7 overall in Masaya things to do
    10.01 review
    Shopping
    Popular withFamiliesFoodies

    At the end of a sweltering afternoon spent price haggling in the adjacent marketplace, there's nothing better than relaxing with a batido de fruta (smoothie). For $2, your waitress will ...

  • 7
    Castillo El Coyotepe

    Castillo El Coyotepe

    Ranked #6 overall in Masaya things to do
    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withHistory

    The Castillo El Coyotepe is a former prison which held political prisoners during the revolution times. It is a great place to visit and learn more about the most recent ...

  • 8
    Masaya Volcano Visitor's Center

    Masaya Volcano Visitor's Center

    Ranked #8 overall in Masaya things to do
    6.01 review
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureHistory

    This visitor's center provides a moderately interesting overview of the volcano and the nearby flora and fauna. The exhibits have not aged well but there is interesting info if you ...

  • 9
    The Masaya Market

    The Masaya Market

    Ranked #9 overall in Masaya things to do
    8.36 reviews
    Shopping, Arts & Crafts Store

    Nice market housed in the remnants of an old Gothic-style fort. Mostly tourist kitsch but there is some nice woodwork and jewelry if you look closely.

  • 10
    National Market of Handicrafts (Mercado Nacional de Artesanias)

    National Market of Handicrafts (Mercado Nacional de Artesanias)

    Ranked #10 overall in Masaya things to do
    6.01 review
    Shopping, Arts & Crafts Store

    Touristy as all get out but a great place still to pick up a few souvenirs from hammocks to wooden place mats and trivets and anything else you could think ...

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