Artistic Solentiname

Artistic Solentiname

Since the Nicaragua Lake is that big there is room for another archipelago. Solentiname is situated furthest south and known because the poet Ernesto Cardenal founded a community for artists there in the 1970th. There is still evidence of that. Many artists paint in their special primitivism style. Others carve birds and fish in balsa wood and paint them in strong colors.

Guatusos National Park

While in Solentiname you have to take a half-day tour to the national park of Guatusos, about 45 minutes south by boat on the border to Costa Rica. There you glide up the river, looking at turtles, gigantic lizards, kingfisher and other birds.

How to get there?

To Solentiname you can go by boat from Granada, or you can take a flight from Managua to San Carlos and a shorter boat trip from there.