Leon and the surrounding areas have a higher amount of tourism than other parts of Nicaragua, with a corresponding level of petty crime. As in all areas, make sure to keep a close eye on your belongings. Ask in your hotel or hostel about the going rates for services such as tours, taxi rides and artesian goods. Even if the staff canâ€™t tell you the exact prices, they can usually provide a good ballpark figure. Remember â€“ the time to ask about pricing is before you start on a trip or get into a cab, not when you arrive at your destination.