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Juigalpa City Guide

Juigalpa is located 140 kms east of Managua, near the Sierras de Amerrique. Juigalpa in Nicaragua is a significant commercial hub, buzzing with different kinds of business activities. Considered to be one of the most prosperous destinations, Juigalpa has numerous plants and factories. It is a very significant agricultural city and produces coffee, beef, livestock and sugarcane. Juigalpa, with a population of 71,000, is the lifeline of Nicaraguan economy. This city was once known as the 'Land abundant of Jicaro. The exotic natural settings coupled with beautiful surroundings makes Juigalpa an amazing and a friendly town.

Tourist attractions in Juigalpa are plenty, which amuse and entertain the tourists. Old churches and museums inside the city are remembrances of the architectural marvel and are unique in their own right. Interiors of the church are decorated ornamentally. The Gregorio Aguilar Barea Archaeological Museum, Juigalpa is a repository of archaeological pieces some even dating back to thousands of years. Utensils, artifacts and weapons are exhibited. Thomas Belt Zoo, Juigalpa can be enjoyed by everyone both young and the old. Large variety of animals are kept in this zoo.

Nightlife in Juigalpa is equally interesting. The various nightclubs and discos are popular hangouts for the young and also the leisure tourists. Visitors can also take a break at nearby coffee shops, and unwind for the day. Late night dining restaurants are also available.

In the month of August, Juigalpa is at its festive best. Tourists experience the colorful festival of Fiestas Patronales, which draws supporters from all over the country. Cowboys take on the bull and horses and perform acrobatics and participate in games, entertaining the crowd. Visitors can relive the essence of Texas in Juigalpa.

Juigalpa should not be missed by leisure tourists visiting Nicaragua.

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