The most popular tour is the Masaya 'Combo Tour' taking in the active volcano, artisans market, the pottery town of San Juan de Oriente, Laguna de Apoyo and more.


Masaya 'Combo' Tour includes:

Volcan Masaya- Drive through the National Park right up to the craters edge.

Artisans Market- High quality bags, hammocks, art and craftwork can be bought here.

Coyotepe Fort- Overlooking Masaya, this fort was the scene of one of the most important battles of the revolution. It was used to house political prisoners during the Samoza era. Visit the cells and hear the stories from a local point of view.

Visit the town of San Juan de Oriente to view pottery being made and if you like to buy some to buy some.

View of Laguna de Apoyo from the town of Catarina.

Visit, relax and swim in the volcanic lake at Laguna de Apoyo


Optional extras:

Bat Cave- Next to the main crater at Masaya Volcano is another crater where you can enter bat filled caves.

A visit to the guitar maker in Masaya. His hand made guitars are sold all over the world.


CONTACT:   for more information and tour reservation.



We can organize your private tour of the active volcano, the artisan market in Masaya, Laguna de Apoyo and the pottery town of San Juan de Oriente with a bilingual guide.



El Malecón: Take a stroll along the crater’s lip, marking the western edge of Masaya, and enjoy the view of the lagoon below.

National Handicrafts Market: Near Parque Central, also known as the 'old' Market. Great place to pick up souvenirs. 

Coyotepe: The dungeons of this hilltop old Samoza prison have a great  360-degree view.

Volcán Masaya National Park: Look into the 'gates of hell'.

The Catarina Mirador: One of the best panoramas in Nicaragua over Laguna de Apoyo. About 10 mins drive from Masaya.

San Juan de Oriente: The place to buy handmade pottery.

For tours of Masaya contact


Most of the restaurants in Masaya cater to locals, so it's a great chance to eat local food with the locals. Here's our recommendations:

Fruti Fruti:
The clue is in the name! Great smoothies, shakes and the omelets are good too!

Comida Criolla: No contest! The best place to eat local is on the corner ofParque Central packed with local residents and workers, Hot buffet style servings so you choose a bit of this with a bit of that and the fruit juices are made with fresh local fruits. Friendly service, nice view of the square and all for less than USD4!!

La Jarochita: Good Mexican food, big portions. Try and get a balcony table upstairs for free people watching

Alf's: Great spicy wings and other bar staples, good quality pool tables popular with 20 something locals, theres a small club next door!

Telepizza: Near the church in the square, good Chicago style pizza. They'll deliver to your hotel.




Masaya is an artisan town with a easily accessible active volcano.

Known as the folklore center of Nicaragua, the The City of Flowers- the girls not the flora-as Rubén Darío christened it is easily visited on a day trip from the nearby city of Granada.

Other popular attractions include the artisan market- a great place to buy locally made hammocks, hanbags and much more and the vista of Laguna de Apoyo.

You can also purchase excellent locally madpottery in nearby San Juan de Oriente.

For tours of Masaya contact