If you want to know the daily life of farmers from the rural area of the department of León, you can take some time to wander around the quiet community of de San Jacinto.
Famous for its hot springs, the community of San Jacinto also benefitted from a project financed by the European Union and the Government of Nicaragua, the Colonial and Volcanoes Route, that allowed local MSMEs to be strengthened to provide better services to tourists.
Thanks to the NGO Acra and the Mayor Office of Telica, several members of the community were trained on attention to tourists to some shops were equipped to be able to offer a better service.
You will be able to find a huge diversity of activities to do in that community: go horse riding or trekking with Eco–Aventura, learn to cook traditional food with Nacatamales doña Mayra (food made of corn and meat) or with the Tortillería Tlilican (homemade tortillas), try out some artisanal sweets at Dulce D´Quechis, eat at Fritanga Terra food and buy your desert at the Rincón de Queques. You will find all the information on those MSMEs in the photo gallery.
The objective of this kind of sustainable rural tourism is to participate in the socio-economic development of most vulnerable communities, getting close to the daily way of life of the population and sharing authentic moments with extremely generous people.
There are a lot of buses stopping by San Jacinto community leaving regularly from León.
If you take your own car, leave León going north. After approximately 12km, turn right in the direction of Malpaisillo (there will be signs). After 10 minutes, you will see San Jacinto community at your right-hand side (just on the side of the highway, there will be a sign indicating that you arrived).