Places to Visit in Nicaragua: Destinations for Every Travel Style

Sunset at San Juan del Sur

Without a doubt, my short time in Nicaragua was long enough for the country to win my heart.  Every aspect of Nicaragua is extraordinary, with world-class volcanoes, stunning beaches, friendly people, and a genuine culture.  Best of all, there’s huge variety in Nicaragua destinations, so you can have a well-rounded vacation.  Here are the best …

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How to Get from Granada to Leon

Bus from Granada to Managua / Nicaragua Travel guide

Travelers visiting Nicaragua usually include both Granada and León on their itinerary, but they don’t know how to get from Granada to Leon.  Traveling from one city to the other isn’t as difficult as you might think. How to Get from Granada to Leon by Taxi It takes about 2.5 hours by private taxi and costs …

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Floating through Somoto Canyon

Nestled in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua near the Honduran border, the Somoto Canyon is an impressive site.  The Coco River flows for miles, surrounded by vertical walls of up to 150 meters tall.  After the brown and dust of León, Somoto is a verdant oasis, full of fresh and (relatively) cool air.  As the canyon …

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Fiery Telica Volcano

Of all the things I did in Nicaragua, seeing lava at Telica Volcano was what I was looking forward to the most.  I’m semi-obsessed with volcanoes and in prior years have hiked to inactive craters, climbed through lava tubes, and driven through desolate landscapes.  Despite all this, I had never seen red hot glowing lava …

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Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro

Although there were a lot of things about Nicaragua that appealed to me, I’ll be honest: the number one reason I wanted to visit was for the volcanoes.  Smoking Masaya was the first of three volcanoes I visited, but Cerro Negro was the most adventurous.  After all, it’s the only place in the world where you …

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