Leon is the second largest city in Nicaragua and is the perfect place to visit to experience the best preserved colonial architecture in the country. The red ornamental domes of colonial cathedrals can be seen even from afar. Along with historical buildings, the city offers a collegelike atmosphere with an amazing array of dining options and Leon Nicaragua hotels.
The city features museums, parks, historical centers, and a variety of choices in Leon lodging. Visitors also love visiting Leon because of its easy access to active volcanoes, lakes, beaches, and other tourist attractions in Nicaragua. Staying at Leon hotels is a great way to spend your vacation in Nicaragua.
Leon Nicaragua hotels are the perfect choice for convenient access to shopping, parks, volcanoes, and other attractions. Because Leon is home to a large university, you can find great deals on Leon lodging. For Leon accommodation in the heart of the historical downtown area, stay at the Hotel Los Balcones. Vibrant colors spice up both the interior and the exterior of the hotel. The hotel is quaint and charming with the feeling of a bed and breakfast. Every room has a balcony, so take some time to relax as you watch the lively scene of downtown Leon. If you need to send an e-mail or fax, a convenient business center with a meeting and conference room is located on the hotel grounds. There is also a movie theater nearby.
El Convento is another one of the Leon hotels that are located within walking distance of Leon attractions. The hotel is moderately priced, starting at 80 dollars a night, which is a bit more expensive than other hotels in Leon. The hotel features a delicious restaurant serving up homemade Nicaraguan cuisine. You'll find the Leon accommodation to be cool and spacious with warm furnishings and interesting artwork. This 17th-century Leon lodging also has a lush courtyard garden perfect for reading or enjoying a drink from the hotel bar.
Backpackers will love the selection of cheap Leon hotels and hostels that cater to travelers who need a simple place to rest their head between adventures. Big Foot Hostel is an unbelievable deal for Leon accommodation. For $4 you can stay overnight in a shared dorm room, and for a mere $10 you can have your own private room. Unlike other Leon Nicaragua hotels, the Big Foot Hostel features remodeled kitchen where guests from all over the world can mingle while they cook their own meals.
Located in close range of all of downtown Leon accommodation
is the central market, or Mercado, where you can find
locally crafted souvenirs and a place to buy all of your
fruits and vegetables. Go there for breakfast or lunch
and you'll be in for a treat. The market sells a
variety of Nicaraguan cuisine with traditional ingredients such as beans, eggs, and
rice. A couple of dollars will buy you a delicious meal
that will give you the energy you need to do your shopping.