The Cathedral of Leon, Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua.

Colonial León and Mud Pots

Visit the colonial city of León and venture through its narrow streets. Enjoy a private guided tour of the main plaza, murals, colonial buildings, and the cathedral. You may even have a chance to walk to the roof for panoramic views of the city center and surroundings. Continue your adventure for a visit to San Hacinto mud pots and Maribios Park.

  • Colonial city of León and San Jacinto mud pots
  • Tour with local guide
  • Nicaraguan history and culture
  • New destination to explore
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 92

  • Notices

    Appropriate light clothing and comfortable walking shoes

After Managua, León is the second-most important city in Nicaragua, with 300,000 residents. León was established on its present site when an earthquake destroyed the old town of León in 1609. Leon was the capital of Nicaragua for more than 200 years before the title was given to Managua in 1851. The city has preserved its old architecture with one-floor houses and roofs made of brick and wood. León retains its colonial-era streets and buildings, including its beautiful cathedral, Central America’s largest. (UNESCO Site) During your guided tour, we will enjoy the charm of the cultural and historical city of León. Learn about important events in the past by visiting colorful buildings, the main plaza, and the impressive cathedral. You will have the chance to climb to its roof and take in extraordinary panoramic views of the charming city and imposing mountains.

After your time in León, continue to the San Jacinto bubbling mud pots. This spectacular area is dotted with small craters filled with boiling hot springs. Explore the fumarole, part of the Telica-Rota-Santa Clara Volcanic Park, located just 12.4 miles from the city of León. The San Jacinto mud pots form part of a protected area divided into two orographic blocks. The first is formed by two, Telica (3481 ft) and Santa Clara (2736 ft). The second includes the Rota Volcano (2730 ft). During your time at the mud pots, you will have free time to visit the Maribios Park, including the explanatory murals related to art, science, and Nicaragua’s history, including its independence from Spain in 1821. A knowledge guide will guide you through the entire area.

Practical information:

  • Language: English, Spanish, German, and French

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate light clothing and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: Yes. Flat terrain, sidewalks, and several steps along the way

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.