White Towns

White Towns

Between Masaya and Granada there are various picturesque and small towns known as the White Towns.

White Towns

Between Masaya and Granada there are various picturesque and small towns known as the White Towns. These are small but enchanting cities where you can see typical adobe construction, with white painted walls and showy or flashy doors.

Coming from Granada you will reach Diriomo, well known for its milky candy bars, then you will arrive to Diria, well known for its legends and stories about sorceries or witchcraft.

The third city to visit will be Catarina, where we recommend you to stop and see El Mirador, drink delicious refreshment and enjoy the cool breeze and the splendid view of Apoyo Lagoon; San Juan de Oriente will be at the left, where some of the best ceramic is elaborated.

Finally you will find Niquinohomo’s national hero, Augusto C. Sandino’s birthplace and finally Nandasmo. From there you will come across other cities such as Masatepe, Jinotepe San Marcos and Diriamba.

Diriamba is renowned for its Gueguense Festival, taking place on January 20th, along with its religious festivities. El Gueguense is an indigenous anonymous piece of theatre from colonial times and today is considered World Cultural Heritage by UNSECO. Jinotepe and San Marcos are other small cities that should be visited, above all during their festival taking place on January the 19th.

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