I will be going to Nicaragua for my first time soon. I hear Leon is a great colonial town and given the university presence has an active nightlife scene.
Most people say stick to Leon and stay away from Managua. I will definitely spend a few nights in Leon but I would imagine the nightlife options in Managua are greater. The metro area population of Managua is over 2.4 million while Leon is only about 200,000 or so.
How is the nightlife in Leon and what places can you suggest. This is for a gringo who speaks pretty decent Spanish and wants to immerse himself in the LOCAL culture. Not shy about dancing salsa or other Latin American styles. Any suggestions and/or comparisons between the two cities would be greatly appreciated.
As it stands now, I plan to spend a few nights in both places.