Chontales Nicaragua


To the south of Boaco is located the department of Chontales, also based on Livestock and agriculture. The name comes from the náhualt word "Chontalli", which means "people from abroad or abroad."

The capital of the department is Juigalpa, which centers all the administrative and economic activity of the same. In it, besides being able to see up close the daily life of the settlers, you can visit the Archaeological Museum Gregorio Aguilar or the zoo Thomas Belt.

If you want to visit the area, staying in Juigalpa is a good choice as a center of movement. In addition, Chontales has a wide coast in Lake Cocibolca or Nicaragua, from where you can do aquatic activities or take beautiful panoramic photographs. Chontales is a perfect place to relax and get to know the traditional Nicaraguan life.

Juigalpa Chontales

It is the departmental head of Chontales and its main economic activity is the cattle ranch.

Being located in the same old lands of the Chontales, where in some excavations have been found pieces of ceramics and statues of carved stones.

In the city of Juigalpa is patron to Our Lady of the Assumption.

* Telephone numbers of interest *


  • Mayor´s Office 25120641
  • Red Cross 25122233
  • Hospital 25122115
  • Firefighters 25122387
  • National Police 25122727


Juigalpa is located at km 138 of the Rama road. From Managua you can easily reach.

To do this you must take the North road and turn right at the junction of San Benito, at km 35 of the North road.

Entering the road to the Rama. -It is perfectly signposted.- To get there by bus from the capital you must go to the El Mayoreo bus terminal, where daily buses leave for Juigalpa.