"Catarina" Catarina by mircaskirca
Catarina Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 61 photos
At the crossroads of Los Pueblos Blancos, just a short walk from the neighbouring San Juan de Oriente, is the town of Catarina. The town is mainly known for its mirador (viewpoint) which is a favourite weekend hangout for both national and foreign tourists. The panoramic view is considered to be one of the best in Nicaragua, stretching for miles across the Laguna de Apoyo, Granada and out into Lake Nicaragua. According to legend, this viewpoint was one of young Augusto Sandino’s favourite places to contemplate decisions.
Catarina is known for its moderate climate and fertile soil. By strolling through the town you will find an increasing number of nurseries blooming with colourful tropical flowers, including different types of orchids, palms, cactus, jasmines… Along with basket weaving and woodcarving artisans, Catarina invites visitors with its small-town charm. Set among quaint and clean winding streets and old adobe homes, the town seems to have been preserved in time. The lush vegetation that decoratively lines the sides of the roads offers shade. People seat in the park or door stoops watching life pass by, contributing to the relaxing and lazy feel of the town.
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