We’re currently living in Masaya, Nicaragua and love it. Our favorite thing to do is just walk around the streets and discover more of this awesome town, so we figured we’d give you all a visual tour of what it’s like when we walk around here. It’s a working class town where one can truly grasp what Nicaraguan life is like. Every colorful street you walk down here in Masaya has a unique personality of its own.
There are buildings that are very old that have been there for a long time are are very worn down, creating a vintage feel around each corner.
There are newer buildings as well, which show that the town is a working town whose goal is forward progress.
Neighborhoods are very different on each block as well. In the heart of the city, there are newer tiled homes that seem to carry multiple families in one. Walk a bit further out of the main city and you’ll start seeing rows and rows of dirt floor homes made of sheet metal that are set up like a compound.
In these dirt roads, there are always kids running around playing together outside, happy as can be. This is also where you can see some of the hard working Nicaraguans walking from home to catch the bus to work early in the morning. Out here is the heart of Masaya.
You never know what the streets on Masaya will lead you to. For example, the other day while walking to breakfast early in the morning, we saw three huge hogs leisurely walking around the busiest street in town by themselves with ropes around their necks. They had escaped from their owner and were on the loose! One finally got caught but I couldn’t stop laughing. Only in Nica.
The streets of Masaya in photos: