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Pueblos Blancos

Composed of several little charming towns with strong pre-Columbian roots and traditions, the name “Pueblos Blancos” (or white towns in English) comes from the colonial times when people from this region used to paint the little adobe houses with quicklime. Each village is dedicated to interesting craft making activities such as hammocks, furniture, ceramics, stone carvings, leather work, ornamental plants and more.

Catarina is known for its beautiful nurseries with colorful tropical flowers, but above all its viewpoint over the blue waters of Lake Apoyo.

San Juan del Oriente is famous for its authentic and high quality ceramic work. To gain a more comprehensive knowledge about the significance of this traditional task, we will visit an artisan who will explain to us every detail of ceramic production from the very beginning to the end.