Places to Visit in Jinotega, Nicaragua, America
Jinotega is a city and the capital of the Jinotega department in a Nicaragua country in Central America and Jinotega is situated towards the north central region of the country. Jinotega covers an area of 247.36 square miles (640.65 square kilometers) and economy of the country depends on coffee and cash crops grown in the region and coffee is supplied to several parts of the country and in Central America as well. Jinotega is located at the distance of 142 kilometers from the Managua, the capital of Nicaragua and coordinates of Jinotega are 13.1000° N, 86.0000° W.
History of Jinotega:
Jinotega was known as the Indian city before the arrival of Spanish and until the year 1581, the region was famed as the Indian town. In the year 1731, Spanish settlement was established in the town with a small number of Juan de Castro and few others. The region of Jinotega was sited in the remote location and situated on the border of Honduras and most of the battles were fought in the region between the years 1927 and 1934.
Places to Visit in Jinotega:
Pena de La Cruz:
Pena de La Cruz is a mountain found in the city which provides the stunning view of Jinotega valley and nearby mountains due to its pleasant climate the town is visited by number of tourists throughout the year.
La Concordia is situated at the lower part of the mountains and situated at the center of the town by same name and has central park with sports courts is the birthplace of the national hero Benjamin Zeledon and in the near proximity from La Concordia there is a waterfall and caves.
San Rafael del Norte:
San Rafael del Norte is one of the prominent places to visit in the town and has pleasant weather and the region is surrounded by church, rivers, ponds and El Jaguar National Reserve is visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year.
Things to do in Jinotega:
- Visit the battle field
- River Boating
Weather in Jinotega:
Jinotega is surrounded by mountains and climate is pleasant throughout the year and seasons are divided into dry and wet season where the wet season is from June to January and dry season from February to April and best time to visit Jinotega is from February to April.
How to Reach Jinotega?
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport is the nearest airport to Jinotega city located at the distance of 132 kilometers from center of the city which serves with domestic and international flights to several cities and towns in the country and countries in Central America and from airport number of buses and taxis are available to Jinotega frequently.
Jinotega is the mountainous region but well connected through the national highway and there are plenty of buses plying from various parts of the country to Jinotega frequently and taxis, cars, bike and bicycle are available to get around the town.
Where to Stay in Jinotega?
Nestled among nature’s beauty in Jinotega are cottages, hotels and resorts with spacious airy rooms and most of the hotels in the city is surrounded by lush greenery. Facilities such as 24 hour check in and out, free breakfast, laundry service, pubs, etc are available at luxury hotels in Jinotega. Rooms in such hotels are rented $ 20 to $ 100 on a daily basis. Some of the hotels providing good facilities in Jinotega are listed here below:
- Hotel Cafe
- Cabana Sunset
- Hotel El Valle
- Hotel El Jaguar
- La Estancia de Don Francisco
- Hotel Sollentuna Hem
- Selva Negra
- Hotel Kiuras Cafe y Restaurant
- La Bastilla Ecolodge
- La Estancia de Don Francisco