La Perla


La Perla is housed in a beautiful cream neo-classical building which dates from the eighteenth century and is without doubt the most luxurious place to stay in the city of Leon. Found with its walls crumbling, it was renovated over a number of years by its Norwegian/American owners and slowly but surely filled with treasures they have found in their travels and work in the region.

Why we recommend it:

  • Small hotel with 15 just rooms
  • Probably the best option in Leon
  • Large spacious rooms, junior suites are good value
  • Rooms based around a central courtyard




Set back from the street, it is a welcome and most tranquil retreat after a busy day walking around taking in the sights of the city. The central courtyard is filled with brightly coloured flowers and fountains. And in a second courtyard there is a small but exquisitely designed swimming pool. The owner is passionate about Nicaraguan history and art – there is a wonderful collection of paintings, maps and antique furniture.

It is a small hotel with just 15 rooms, set on two levels. Some have a view of the pretty courtyard garden and others a lovely view over the city itself. All have air-con and LCD TVs. The junior suites are extremely large with high ceilings, wide black iron grated windows, and warm carpeted floors. The locally made antique mahogany sideboard, wardrobe and lounge chairs are reassuringly solid. Standard rooms overlooking the pool area are smaller but still extremely comfortable.

Located on a quiet street just minutes north of the central park and cathedral, you are in walking distance from all the sights. There is a restaurant and a great old–fashioned bar for a relaxing drink.


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