"Picasso" depicts volcano-surfing
León, in the hot NW of Nicaragua, is known for its colonial architecture and murals from the Sandinista era. This, however, is a decidedly apolitical wall-painting. Not partisan, but definitely of dubious recommendability. The nearby Cerro Negro volcano has become a somewhat popular place for thrill-seekers in Central America; you hike up the black sand volcano (which is active, by the way) with a beater board and then surf down the hot slope. One of the city's main advertising/painting businesses proudly displays its name on the wall of this hostel: Picasso. No cubism here--just hot good times.