Rivas is not exactly on the "best hotels in the world" circuit, which is not surprising considering that most people opt to base themselves in one of the beachfront paradise hotels in San Juan del Sur or farther up the coast near Tola. Nevertheless, if you do find yourself looking for an inn in town, you could do worse than stay at the Hotel Nicarao Inn (tel. 505/2563-3234; nicaraoinn@turbonett.com.ni). Located 1 block west of the park, it's a modern hotel with comfortable rooms. Doubles start at $70 and include TV and air-conditioning.

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