We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A fortress on top of the hill” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Coyotepe Fortress

El Coyotepe Fortress
km. 28 Carretera Masaya, Masaya, Nicaragua
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Masaya
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Managua, Nicaragua
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
52 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A fortress on top of the hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Coyotepe is located near the city of Masaya, you can take the bus to get there (next to Papa John's) or take the taxi from the city Masaya (C$ 20). takes around 15 mins to walk to the fortress. It use to be a place for army and prison, but now is used for boy scout. Not visited often by foreigners but a lot of locals. There is a fee to enter. From the top you can see the whole city and the lake of masaya. You can ask for a tour down the dungeon. When you get down there the guide will lock the gates so be sure to stick to him. There are no lights in the bottom, the guide will tell a brief history of the place and where the prisons use to prison people. Kinda scary in the bottom....there is no fee for the tour, but the guide will ask for tip. Worth going if you have time and been to most of the popular places in Masaya.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

26 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed El Coyotepe Fortress also viewed

Granada, Granada Department
Masaya, Masaya Department
Managua, Managua Department

Been to El Coyotepe Fortress? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Coyotepe Fortress, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.