Corinto

El Viejo (The Old Town)
Caña Rum Distillery
Town of Leon

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Corinto

A Colonial City of Unspoiled Nature

Magnificent beaches, towering volcanoes, lakes and rain forests. In Nicaragua, you can find unspoiled natural beauty waiting to be lived and fallen in love with, starting from Corinto, home to the largest port in the country and one of the destinations on your MSC World Cruise. This picturesque town with its tropical idyllic atmosphere is located on the Pacific coast in the north-west of the country, and its streets are shrouded in the charm of colonial architecture and filled with small shops and ancient churches.

It is a place from the past where you can breathe in an atmosphere of joyful serenity and enjoy its virtually intact history during your holiday adventure. Not far from Corinto, the journey will continue with a stop at El Viejo, a town known for its particular culinary specialties but above all for its historic colonial era sites, including the Immaculate Conception of Mary Basilica, considered to be a very important national religious shrine. And let's not forget another stop that can't be missed on this trip with MSC cruises: a visit to the Caña Rum Distillery.

From the port of Corinto, you can reach the distillery where the famous Flor de Caña rum is produced, find out how it is produced and maintained, as well as have the opportunity to sample different types of rum aged for 18-25 years. During your holiday, how could you not make a stop in the capital city of Nicaragua? León is breathtakingly beautiful, a city full of energy with beautiful urban views, cosmopolitan restaurants, an effervescent night life and fabulous art collections. Here you can find one of the finest museums of contemporary art in all the country: the Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Guardián, where you can admire the works of Rubens, Picasso, Chagall, Rivera and many others.

On your MSC cruise, you will have the opportunity to visit an area rich in historical, cultural and environmental treasures.

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Nicaragua

Off the beaten track
Off the beaten track

Located between Honduras and Costa Rica, Nicaragua is an unexpected and surprising place. Its white beaches are an invitation to let yourself be carried away by the waves of the blue sea. The colonial past of this warm and hospitable country is evident: Granada, the third largest city by population after the capital, Managua, overlooks Lake Nicaragua and retains old world charm, with elegant buildings and lush gardens.

On the southern side of Lake Nicaragua lies Managua, a fascinating and hypnotic city to explore, full of contradictions: noisy traffic contrasts with endless beaches like Pochomil, just outside the city, and the confusion, typical of a city on the move, melts away as soon as you catch sight of spectacular nature reserves like Montebelli and Chocoyero-El Brujo.

The rocky mountains, the active volcano and the rainforest are just some of the wonders of this friendly country, which is still little-known to world tourism.