Managua, Nicaraguan's capital, is situated 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the northwest of Sapoa.
From tourist hotspots to lesser known nooks and crannies, Western Nicaragua is wonderfully endowed with natural and cultural attractions. Visit the Concepcion Volcano and Santo Domingo Beach in Rivas, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the south of Sapoa.
Follow the threads of the region's rich cultural makeup at Western Nicaragua's nature museums, theaters and history museums. Drop into Western Nicaragua's historic old towns, it's an excellent way to get to know the area's fascinating history.
Breathe in and de-stress as you try out this region's relaxing pastimes such as sunbathing and picnicking. For those who like to get wet, this is a great place for you. Boating is popular with locals and tourists and another great activity is swimming.
Nothing unlocks doors in this wonderfully diverse planet quite like language, so take the time to learn a couple of key Spanish phrases before you head off. "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" is handy. It means "Would you like to dance with me?" "Este caballero pagará por todo" ("This gentleman will pay for everything") is also good to know.
When the time comes to return to your friends at home, you'll be bidding this special place a sad Adiós (farewell).