Hotel El Portal 1610 is a family owned hotel with a passion for great customer service. Hotel El Portal 1610 literally is translated to Hotel The Portal of 1610. The name is based on the year in which Leon was founded in. Portal represents a door or “main” entrance to the knowledge and enjoyment of Leon’s history, artistic and religious cultural.
Legend has it that the hotel’s location was once occupied by the former Treasurer of the Spanish Royal Crown, Don Antonio de Betancourt. He is said to be buried in a certain place under the hotel and his treasure has been sought after for centuries and has yet to be discovered.
Hotel El Portal 1610 is located in front of the now museum, where famous poet Rubén Dario grew up. The building still holds its colonial atmosphere where the life and history of Rubén Darío has been portrayed on the walls and some of his belongings are on display, including his bed, his bible, and some of his writings.
León is one of the most important cities in the country. Visitors will find the ruins of one of the first Spanish colonial cities that were built in the continent, which are preserved thanks to the volcanic sand that buried the place after an eruption. The city of León is an attractive destination due to its museums, art galleries, preservation of colorful colonial architecture, an imposing cathedral, and the facades of its churches. The city is also famous for the festivities held in honor of Virgin Mary (December) and the colorful sawdust carpets than can be seen during Holy Week (Easter).
Visitors are also attracted to sites and activities near Leon such as the beaches of Poneloya and Las Peñitas, Juan Venado Island, El Cerro Negro Volcano, San Jacinto Mud Springs, Asososca Crater Lagoon, Telica Lava Twilight and Ruins of Old Leon, among others.
Our Guest Rooms
- Double Rooms – Triple Rooms- Family Rooms
- Anti-stress and hypoallergenic beds
- Air Conditioning
- Private bathroom
- Cable TV
- Access to Balcony
- Access to Terrace
- Outside Smoking Area
Activities to enjoy during your stay
- Father of Modernism
- Fun in the sun
- Aquatic Adventure
Discover the colonial city of León
Enjoy your stay
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