Ocotal is in Nicaragua. It is a smallish town near a lesser used northern border crossing. It has a real frontier feel. Not much for most travelers here other than a transit point. It is spreadout over a few kilometers. There is more shopping here than you'd expect due to the border proximity. There is even a well stocked gun store.
Very well stocked grocery/drug store type shops. An even better stocked gun shop.
There is clean cheap hotel near the bus dropoff.