Coyotepe, Nicaragua Political Prison Fort


Fascinating and frightening look at the way the Somoza regime treated his political enemies in Nicaragua. Take a cab to the bottom of the hill and slowly walk up to the entrance of this nightmare.


Location: Just outside the outskirts of Masaya, Nicaragua

Cost: 1.00 USD


After you take a good view of the town of Masaya and the Volcanoes then go underground to the dungeons. I felt an overwhelming sense of loss and hopelessness in my brief tour and was glad to come out into the sunlight.


When the Sandinista’s attacked the fort (during the revolution) the National Guard murdered all the political prisoners inside.


Good view of Volcano Masaya.