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Famous Nicoyas

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

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  • Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo businessman
  • Emilio Alvarez Lejarza writer
  • Herty Lewites politician
  • Israel Lewites Sandinista leader
  • Danilo Lopez poet
  • Diana Lopez Olympic medalist
  • Mark Lopez Olympic medalist
  • Steven Lopez Olympic medalist
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  • Oswaldo Mairena baseball player
  • Pablo Antonio Vega Mantilla Bishop Emeritus
  • Shawn Hasani Martin soccer player
  • Dennis Martinez first Nicaraguan major league baseball player
  • Francisco Mayorga author
  • Ricardo Mayorga boxer
  • Salomon Ibarra Mayorga poet, lyricist of Nicaragua national anthem
  • Alberto Cuadra Mejia poet, writer, critic
  • Lester Melendez soccer player
  • Tony Melendez guitar player
  • Maria Romero Meneses nun
  • Vidaluz Meneses poet
  • Lillian Molieri (aka Lupe Mayorga) actress
  • Emilio Alvarez Montalvan politician, author
  • Eduardo Montealegre politician, businessman
  • Luis Montealegre artist, sculptor
  • Reinaldo Aguado Montealegre president International Society for Human Rights in Nicaragua
  • Tania Montenegro poet, journalist
  • Armando Morales artist
  • Beltran Morales poet, essayist, critic, narrator
  • Karla Moreno weightlifter
  • Rosario Murillo poet
N - P
  • Michele Najlis poet
  • David Obregon boxer
  • Oldman former king Miskito nation
  • Daniel Ortega president, leader FSLN
  • Vicente Padilla baseball player
  • Azarias H. Pallais poet
  • Emilio Palacios soccer player
  • Juan Palacios boxer
  • Maria Lourdes Pallais narrator, journalist
  • Raphael Pallais author
  • Hugo Palma-Ibarra artist
  • Joaquin Pasos poet
  • Eden Pastora politician
  • Horacio Pena author, poet
  • Luis Alberto Perez boxer
  • Rigoberto Lopez Perez poet, author
  • Claudia Poll swimmer
  • Silvia Poll swimmer
  • Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero former commander national guard
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  • Sergio Ramirez vice-president Nicaragua, author
  • Mari Ramos television host
  • Adonis Rivas boxer
  • Carlos Martinez Rivas poet
  • Alfonso Robelo businessman, politician, diplomat
  • Thelma Rodriguez Miss Nicaragua 2008
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  • Juan Bautista Sacasa former president
  • Jorge Salazar coffee grower, leader UPANIC
  • Aristides Sanchez key figure of Contras
  • Ernesto Mejia Sanchez poet
  • Maria Teresa Sanchez poet
  • Wilber Sanchez soccer player
  • Augusto Cesar Sandino revolutionary
  • Roberto Sanson architect
  • Julito Sequeira artist, poet, writer
  • Eunice Shade author
  • Arlen Siu martyr of Sandinista revolution
  • Juan Sobalvarro poet
  • Hilda Solis US congresswoman
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  • Guillermo Rothschuh Tablada poet
  • Dora Maria Tellez historian
  • Milagros Teran author, poet, essayist
  • Flavio Cesar Tijerino poet, author
  • Torombolo singer
  • Eve Torres wrestler, dancer, actress
  • Gabriel Traversari actor, director, singer, songwriter
  • Clodomiro Picado Twight scientist
U - Z
  • Jose Coronel Urtecho poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright, historian
  • Donald Vega musician, composer
  • Albert Williams major league baseball player
  • Samuel Wilson soccer player
  • Daisy Zamora poet
  • Jose Santos Zelaya former president
  • Hernaldo Zuniga singer, composer
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.