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El Convento gardens

El Convento

A wonderful restoration of the 17th-century San Francisco Convent
Leon HolidaysNicaragua Holidays· 32 Rooms · £

Timeless charm in the historic city of Leon.

El Convento Hotel is a meticulous restoration of the 17th-century San Francisco Convent where throughout the hotel, a seamless blend of elegant décor and colonial-style.

Dark-wood furniture creates a timeless ambiance, extending from the well-manicured gardens to the meticulously designed rooms.

The 32 rooms exude simplicity, spaciousness, and a cool atmosphere, with smooth Spanish tiles and stylish furnishings that harmonise with the historic theme. Each room features very comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, and modern conveniences such as WiFi and excellent air conditioning.

El Victoriano, the on-site restaurant, invites guests to savour an eclectic international menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The central garden provides a tranquil space for reflection on the hotel's rich history, while the small outdoor pool and modest fitness room offer additional avenues for relaxation.

Ideally situated in the heart of the city centre, the hotel is a mere two blocks from the main plaza, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and captivating colonial architecture. The owners, Central America's most extensive private art collectors, have transformed three colonial homes adjacent to the San Francisco church into an art museum. The hotel itself is adorned with antiques, original colonial artworks, and native crafts, showcasing the owners' profound artistic identity throughout the hotel’s charming space.

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When to go to Nicaragua

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January

This month offers sunny days and warm temperatures, making it perfect for exploring beaches like San Juan del Sur and Corn Islands.

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February

Similar to January, February boasts excellent weather for outdoor activities such as hiking in the lush rainforests or enjoying water sports on the Pacific coast.

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March

As the dry season continues, March is ideal for visiting colonial cities like Granada and León, with comfortable temperatures and clear skies.

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April

Easter celebrations in Nicaragua are vibrant and colorful, particularly in cities like Masaya and Managua, offering cultural experiences for visitors.

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May

May marks the start of the rainy season, but it's still possible to enjoy the country's natural beauty while avoiding crowds at popular tourist spots.

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June

Rainfall increases in June, so travelers can take advantage of lower prices and fewer tourists while exploring attractions like Ometepe Island and the Masaya Volcano.

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July

Despite occasional showers, July offers opportunities for eco-tourism adventures, including birdwatching in the cloud forests of the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve.

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August

The rainy season peaks in August, but visitors can still enjoy the country's diverse wildlife by exploring national parks like Indio-Maíz Biological Reserve.

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September

Rainfall begins to subside in September, making it a great time to visit Nicaragua's coffee plantations and learn about the country's rich agricultural heritage.

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October

Although showers are still common, October presents an excellent opportunity to experience traditional Nicaraguan festivals like the Palo de Mayo in Bluefields.

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November

As the dry season approaches, November offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities such as zip-lining in the canopy forests and volcano trekking.

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December

The holiday season brings festive atmosphere to Nicaragua, with lively street markets and celebrations in cities like Managua and Estelí.

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