Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, is on the southwestern seashore of
Lake Managua. It is the largest city in Nicaragua. The city is a late
bloomer that tragically stopped by a devastating earthquake in 1972. But
now ambitious projects, contemporary malls, and promenade parks along the
lake shore are bringing Managua back to life. While here, do check out Lake
Managua, go souvenir shopping at a local market, visit the old centre,
enjoy views from Loma de Tiscapa, and spend some time at Parque Luis
Alfonso Velazquez, Managua’s biggest and most diverse park. Also, check out
Antigua Cathedral, Arboretum Nacional, and Huellas de Acahualinca.
Things to do in Managua
Antigua Cathedral, one of the most prominent tourist attractions in
Managua, is a beautifully-built and peaceful cathedral. Though the
structure was devastated by the earthquake in 1972, it remains speckled in
golden light. Antigua Cathedral was designed by famous architect Pablo
Arboretum Nacional, located halfway between Barrio Martha Quezada and the
Plaza Monumental on Av Bolivar, is home to over 200 species of plants,
separated into five major life zones of Nicaragua.
Best Time to Fly to Managua
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from San Francisco to Managua
is from November to April. The dry season in the city starts from November
and the city experiences dry, sunny days with mild temperatures. The
monsoon season in the city is from April to October and during this period,
one can avail Managua flights at cheaper rates.