- Some complaints of inconsistent hot water
Near Central Park in Leon
Hotel El Convento is centrally located in Leon, one of Nicaragua's oldest cities. (Leon and Granada have a rivalry going as to which city is the most historic.) Leon is a little rough around the edges, but it does have Spanish Colonial sights, including the impressively restored Leon Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Central America. It also has plenty authentic charm -- expect to see locals riding horses and carts through the streets, as well as fruit stands selling un-ripe mangoes and jocotes, both tart but popular snacks.
An ideal opportunity to sample new things -- local delicacies, cultural pastimes, lively festivals -- is while vacationing. If you're…
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