When To Go
León has a typical tropical climate with high temperatures (30°C upwards) all year round. May - Oct is rainy season, but the countryside looks its best at this time. Hurricanes possible Jun - Nov.
Getting Local Currency
Córdoba. There are several banks with ATMs where you can use a UK credit or debit card. You may have to ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and withdrawal amounts may be limited.
GMT -6 hours.
A visit to León’s historical rival, colonial Granada (114 km); Matagalpa, a northern mountain town in coffee country close to the Selva Negra Nature cloud forest reserve. (115 km).
From Managua (75 km) it’s a 1 hour drive to León, from Granada (114 km), 2 hours.
Semana Santa, Easter. Religious ceremonies and processions with a street carpet of designs created in sawdust, not unlike Antigua’s (Guatemala) carpet of flowers.
Día de la Concepción, León, 7 Dec. Fiesta with dancing, music and fireworks.
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