The national capital Managua is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Montelimar.
Western Nicaragua is dotted with natural and cultural attractions, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to hidden gems that still await discovery. San Marcos and Masatepe are just two of the many other places worth seeing while you're in Western Nicaragua.
About 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast of Montelimar is Managua, an important regional center home to Monumento a Sandino, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua and Tiscapa Lagoon. Managua Cathedral, Multicentro Las Americas Shopping Center and Dario's Monument are more interesting sights that should be high on everyone's list.
The best places for tourists to visit when they first arrive in a new place are the spots that provide a picture of the culture. Head to Western Nicaragua's nature museums, art galleries and history museums. An effective way to get to know a place is by exploring its past. Don't miss the old towns while you are here.
If you're are lucky to have good weather while here, make the most of local water activities. Swimming and boating are both popular here. Finding one of the city walking tours and guided nature walks is an excellent way to get an understanding of Western Nicaragua.
You will be sad to say "Adiós" (farewell) to this memorable spot.