DO NOT WALK TO THIS ATTRACTION IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!
My wife and I were ATTACKED by a MAN WITH a butcher KNIFE while walking down from the fort towards Masaya. Several hours later we returned to the site with the police to show them where it had happened and a Nicaraguan couple reported to the police they had been attacked as well. The people running the fort did not seem surprised when the police told them so I assume it has happened before (they were of course concerned and disapproving). This was not a mugging this was a man jumping out of the bushes and charging at us full-speed with a large knife.
We took a taxi up the hill and therefore did not have any problems until we started hiking down (the other couple were attacked on their way up). The entrance fee is US $2/person. The fort itself was very interesting but somewhat creepy and dark. It has a unique of history as both a military fort, prison, and scout camp. I would recommend bringing a flashlight because the guides light was a bit dim, although it really gave us a feel for how awful the prison must have been.
If you choose to visit the fort you must take a taxi both ways. It is not safe to walk the path leading to the fort from the highway.
DO NOT WALK TO OR FROM FORT CAYOTEPE.
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