The Department of Carazo
Carazo stands as one of the polished pearls of Nicaragua and that little by little is attracting more tourists.
Located to the north of Rivas and to the south of the coast of the Department of Managua
Tourism in Carazo
This small department has it all, although the tourist industry is just beginning to be developed
It's worth spending a few days in it if you have enough time.
The main economic activity of Carazo is agriculture and livestock
With coffee and citrus cultivation being the main agricultural activities.
The two major cities in the department are known as the "Twin Cities" Jinotepe - the capital - and Diriamba.
History of Carazo
In the pre-Columbian era, it was inhabited by Dirianes, who were known to have given strong resistance to the Spanish colonization.
It was not until 1891 that it was named as a department, and its name owes it to President Evaristo Carazo.
Although close to the Nicaraguan Volcanic Chain, Carazo is the only department of the Pacific that does not have volcanoes.
Both share the same religious and folk festivals, which are very famous at the national level.
If you are in the area during the holidays and have not witnessed the "Guaco bull dance"
The festivities in honor of San Sebastián and Santiago, and the dance of "El güegüense"
Here you can do it. It's really worth it!
Municipalities of Carazo
The department also has 6 more municipalities
Most of them located in the great northern plains and engaged in agriculture
Highlighting the municipalities of San Marcos and Concepción.
Beaches in Carazo
Although little known, the beaches of Carazo are excellent for a few days
Both the beaches of Huehuete and Tupilapa de Jinotepe
Such as La Boquita or Chacocente Beach, where there is an important shelter of natural life in which thousands of Paslama turtles come to spawn every year.
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