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WHERE TO STAY Ho­tel El Con­vento Next to San Fran­cisco Church 011-505-2311-7053 el­con­ven­tonicaragua.com The 31-room bou­tique ho­tel, lo­cated two blocks from Leon’s cen­tral square, was built in the tra­di­tional Span­ish colo­nial style on the site of a his­toric con­vent. Rooms sur­round a color­ful gar­den and foun­tain. Rooms from $72, deluxe break­fast in­cluded. WHERE TO EAT Res­tau­rante El Ses­teo Cen­tral Street Rubén Darío, in front of Cen­tral Park. 011-505- 2311-5327 restau­ran­teelses­teo.on­line.com.ni The ideal spot for peo­ple­watch­ing on the main square. Of­fers a solid va­ri­ety of tra­di­tional fare. En­trees from $3.30. Las Dos Fri­das 011-505-8627-4658 face­book.com/ las­dos­fridas­nicaragua A laid back, fe­male-run cafe with cheap eats, as well as a small art gallery. WHAT TO DO Cerro Ne­gro Vol­cano Sand­board­ing Tour Var­i­ous pri­vate tour com­pa­nies in Leon can ar­range a day trip. Climb up a fa­mous ac­tive, steep, black vol­cano while car­ry­ing large, wooden sand boards. After don­ning pro­tec­tive suits and get­ting a quick les­son at the top, sit atop the sled and slide down the face of the vol­cano at high speed. Tours from around $25. San Jac­into Boil­ing Mud Pits vian­ica.com/at­trac­tion/11/san­jac­into-hot-springs The mud pits pro­vide breath­ing holes for nearby vol­ca­noes, and the mud is said to have medic­i­nal prop­er­ties. Ad­mis­sion: $2. IN­FOR­MA­TION vian­ica.com/nicaragua/granada vian­ica.com/nicaragua/ri­vas/san­juan-del-sur/15.9

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