Tag Archives: Masaya

The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Nicaragua is known as the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes for its 50 volcanoes, of which 7 are active, and its famous Lake Nicaragua, the only sweet-water lake known to have sharks in the world. Most of these volcanoes are very interactive and have lots of tourist attractions. Visitors have the ability to climb active and dormant volcanoes, peek over into the crater of a volcano and swim in the crater lakes.

There are volcanoes all around Nicaragua, with 12 of the main volcanoes being along the left side of the coast. One of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua is Momotombo. Continue reading →


Ceramics & Pottery

Ceramics and pottery is a large and historical tradition in Nicaragua. The history of pottery dates back to the Spanish Conquest, 2,500 years ago. One city in particular celebrates and creates most of the pottery and ceramic goods in Nicaragua, called San Juan de Oriente, a city in the department of Masaya. San Juan de Oriente was previously named San Juan de los Platos because of the ceramics made by the city’s population. San Juan de Oriente has a large history of pottery making that continues to thrive today. Continue reading →

Hello Readers!

Hello, readers!

My name is Christina Solorzano and I am a public relations major with a minor in dance at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. I will be graduating from the university in December 2012 and hope to go to graduate school and earn my masters in mass communications or public relations.

This blog was created for my MCOM63 New Media class and I will inform you about the entertaining, fun and interesting things you can do while in Nicaragua. My entire family is from Nicaragua and I have visited several times in my life, with my first visit being when I was 9 months old. Out of my entire family, I am a first-generation born American but love the country my parents came from with all of my heart. I will guide you through the towns, villages, states and cities in Nicaragua and pinpoint important touristy locations in every place.

Feel free to leave me any ideas and fun tips as well!

Happy reading!