Corinto Cruises

Charming Town of Léon
Flor de Caña Rum Distillery
Banana Plantation and Hacienda San Jerónimo

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Corinto

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Corinto, a historic town in Nicaragua, boasts tropical jungles, superb beaches, impressive volcanoes, and elegant colonial architecture. This fascinating MSC World Cruise destination is the perfect launch pad for an array of excursions including visits to colonial Léon and a Banana plantation!


MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Charming Town of Léon
• Flor de Caña Rum Distillery
• Banana Plantation and Hacienda San Jerónimo

The city of Léon, not far from Corinto, was the capital of Nicaragua until 1851. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll explore this charming colonial town, taking in the childhood residence of Rubén Darío — Latin American poet and literary icon. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, his final resting place, before dropping by the Museo de Arte Fundación Ortiz Gurdián, one of South America’s esteemed private galleries. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in a town centre restaurant, where you’ll savour delicious Nicaraguan flavours.

Take an MSC Cruises excursion to Chichigalpa to tour the Flor de Caña Distillery, located at the base of the San Cristóbal volcano! Here, you’ll learn more about Central America’s leading producer of premium rum before sampling an 18-year-old tipple! Visit the distillery’s museum to discover more about this fascinating family business, founded in 1890. Complete the tour with a stop at the shop, choosing a bottle or two for your friends and family.

The Finca Emma Banana Plantation is the biggest supplier of bananas in the world, spanning over 740 acres! On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll venture through Corinto’s magnificent countryside before enjoying an informative tour of the estate. Later, head to Hacienda San Jerónimo, a 2000-acre sugar cane farm dating back to the 1700s. At the farmhouse, watch a traditional folkloric dance and a live Marimba music performance!

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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.