Nandaime: This Hill Town Is Paradise

Nandaime comes under Nicaragua’s department of Granada. The place is not heavily populated and most of the population is comprised of young adults and teenagers. The name of the city literally translated to a place of abundant streams. The population is mostly Catholic and Easter, Christmas, etc are major events around the city. The most common and favorite game among the residents of this area is “baseball”.

We stayed at the Hotel real la Merced which cost us roughly INR 2500 per day. It is a beautiful historic inn. It is situated just near the Sor Romeo’s birthplace. It is just 5 minutes walk away from the church of Nuestra Senora Le Das.

We witnessed the residents of this place who mostly engage in folk dances which are rooted in the town. Some other forms of dances like a dance of bird, the owl, and the siren are also practiced during religious festivities. The people also enjoy the running of the bulls but in a different manner from the Spanish method. The most typical and famous Nandaime is the Baile of the Devils. The weather of the area remains quite sturdy throughout the year with an average rainfall of about 1200-1400 mm.

We also visited one of the most famous tourist places in Nandaime is the hill Las Banderas which is located extreme north of the city. Hiking is a very common activity on this hill. Another major tourist attraction is The Mombacho Volcano which is quite famous for various reasons like the access to infrastructure and the perfect location. The Mombacho Volcano has four craters which are covered with forest clouds. On the Mombacho Volcano, you can walk around or even hike around all of these craters. An abundance of trees, species, and plants can also be found here.