Ocean View At Playa Tesoro
The next morning we woke to phenomenal ocean views. When we arrived the previous night we heard the sound of waves crashing but couldn’t see exactly how close we were. Well, about 100 feet from our front door and just beyond the pool you could see the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. And it was breathtaking. After admiring the views for a while we called our host and informed him that we were ready to return to town. Playa Tesoro was about an hour from Leon off a desolate path, and an escort is highly recommended for treks back and forward to Leon.
White-Washed Domes of Leon Cathedral
The drive back into town was through what seemed like a maze filled with salt mines and marshlands. When we arrived in Leon we decided to visit the Whitewashed Domes of Leon Cathedral, located in the central plaza. This beautiful historic church took about 100 years to build and is the biggest church in Central America. The self guided tour was pretty awesome, the cement stairways leading up to the rooftop was extremely tight, only able to accommodate one visitor at a time.
When we finally made it to the top, we were asked to take off our shoes and given some basic rules. As we walked around the upper level of the Leon Cathedral we were able to see far beyond the Leon’s horizon. Our time spent there was amazing, We weren’t able to stay long because we were due to meet our escort in an hour. After working up an appetite we found a spot to grab lunch in the city center. Words cannot express the beauty of the Leon Cathedral.
Playa Tesoro Beach House
After lunch, we made groceries to cover us for the next two days. We decided to grill and cook all our remaining meals as our days in Nicaragua began to wind down. Instead of taking the old beaten path back to our house our escort asked if we wanted to ride on the beach instead. Of course we said yes but as we approached the beach entrance the sand was loose, we floored the gas pedal and took off. All was well until we got stuck in the sand.Luckily, there were a few fisherman who were standing by, they all jumped in front of the truck and pushed while we floored it again. After we freed the truck, we were back on the beach rolling. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Once back at the house we all prepared to hit the beach. The boys rented a couple of boogie boards from our escort and we all jumped into the ocean. Playa Tesoro is a fantastic beach for surfing, not so much for swimming. What began as a playful day in the ocean quickly turned into a rescue effort. The rip currents were very forceful. After a near death experience we decided to just chill out in the pool.
Later that evening we walked the beach and caught our last wonderful sunset in Nicaragua. Playa Tesoro was a great spot on the beach, it was a remote location.We threw some steaks on the grill and enjoyed a sunset dinner by the poolside. After dinner the boys gathered up some wood for a fire by the beach side. The next day we said goodbye to our quaint little beach house and headed for Managua airport, which was only 2 hours away.