About 1km south of the laguna lies Managua’s biggest concentration of residential and commercial neighbourhoods and most of its westernized nightlife. The main thoroughfare through this part of the city is the Carretera a Masaya, hemmed in to the east by the embassy neighbourhood of Altamira and to the west by La UCA, or the Universidad Centroamericana. It’s on this road, just south of Pista Juan Pablo II, where you’ll find the bland but blissfully cool Metrocentro shopping centre, which offers shops, ATMs, a food court, banks, a cinema and the InterContinental Metrocentro hotel.

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