Skip Navigation

Somoto - one word, so many aspects

Travel Forums General Talk Somoto - one word, so many aspects

1. Posted by Jamie_R (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Hey Ya'll, I'm an experienced central-america traveler.

I have stayed at Somoto, Meaning the Valley of Geese, at northern Nicaragua for almost a year.

Somoto is a very attractive destination, being one of the most toured-to towns in central america, for it's beautiful 360 degrees views from the Mirador, or the Somoto canyon - which should be traveled to ONLY with a tour guide!

I wanted to share something amusing with you guys, as for my experience from being a Somoto 'local'.

Somoto has a very diverse meanings in a few different fields, and that has caused some confusion for many backpackers.

The primary Somoto meanings refers to the wonderful town in which I had lived in.

The secondary Somoto stands for a startup company, providing some software solutions - you can google it if you need more info, I'm not really a tech guy.

Another Somoto meaning would be a japanese restaurant in The US (Miami, to be exact), which I'm sure has some nice dishes, but most travelers do get confused with it. They read about the food the restaurant has to offer before they travel to Somoto the town, and then they get shocked by the weird local food.

So pay close attention next time you google info, I'm sure there are more Somoto meanings, but don't get confused!
Expecting one thing and ending up eating weird local food could be quite a bummer.

I'm here if you have any Somoto questions (the town! not company or restaurant)

JAMIE