Bluefields, Nicaragua

Bluefields is a cosmopolitan destination. It is the municipality where 6 ethnic groups come together, especially because of the mix of African, mestizo and indigenous tribes. Majority of its population live in urban areas, from where tourists can travel to other sites, such as Monkey Point, Rama Cay, Corn Islands, The Bluff and many more. We can easily find people who speak Spanish and English in Bluefields.

Sites to See

There are several attractive sites in Bluefields. We can reach most of the important points on foot as the city is relatively small. I explore the following sites in the city-

 

  • Parque Reyes

 

There are large statues of six young men holding products and supporting a flame into the front and center. Huge trees are planted in pairs in the center, a wall of bright murals along with the north and a nice bandstand is fixed in the center. This is a vibrant community park with children playing, adults occupying benches and a group of students having a meeting.

 

  • El Bluff Beach

 

From Bluefields, I can easily get to El Bluff beach. But one must go in a big group as the boat will not leave if it is not full.

 

  • Bluefields Cultural Museum

 

For this small community, this is an important museum. I find old maps there hanging on the wall, wooden model for the Main Plaza’s statue to the six indigenous people, several saddle millstones. So historic and huge, this place really deserves a visit.

Weather of Bluefields

Temperature feels hot all year with a very low chance of rain. Bluefields has some extreme humid months and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (72.4%) and the most humid month is July (83.9%). Wind is usually calm. The best time to visit Bluefields is January followed by February and March. We enjoyed a lot here in our week – long vacation.