D is for Darío.
You cannot live in Nicaragua without knowing that name. It belongs to the most famous author (poet) to have come from here...Rubén Darío.
Here in Granada there's an amazing colonial style hotel called Hotel Darío. If you're coming through Granada, please visit. I can't comment on the rooms but I CAN comment on the restaurant. There's two on-site, but my favorite is the Chocolate Cafe. I think by the title of the restaurant you should figure out why. They serve great coffees and desserts and just so happen to make a mean burger, blt, and chef salad if you're looking for something stronger.
The most fun part is that on Friday nights at 8 p.m. they have a folklor show. Folklor is the traditional dance here done in couples with a live band. It's really nice to watch and when paired with a glass of Flor de Caña in a colonial courtyard....well, you just can't get more Nicaraguan that that :)