If you are looking for an authentic and raw travel experience, Nicaragua is your place. Walk the colonial streets that are steeped deep in history, eat delicious cuisine, tour coffee plantations, take a hike through the cloud forest, sit back and relax as you enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride around festive plazas and shop in local artisan markets. You will also find some of the best fishing and surfing on the Pacific coast and explore remote islands surrounded by the inviting blue waters of the Caribbean. Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, it has an extraordinary and diverse landscape of mountains, active volcanoes, lakes, sandy beaches and tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife.
Granada, the oldest colonial city in Nicaragua is located in the shadow of Mombacho Volcano and on the shore of Lake Nicaragua, the largest body of fresh water in Central America. The city’s charming streets and colonial architecture is no longer a secret as many expats and Europeans have begun to retire here and created an initiative to preserve and restore this colorful and vibrant city. Looking to ramp it up, head to the college town of Leon, where this progressive city is packed with traditional churches, brilliant art collections and a nightlife that doesn’t know the difference between a Friday and a Tuesday!
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Forget your worries, it’s time to feel the sand under your feet, the warm sun on your face and a cold cocktail in your hand. Getting out to the beach town of San Juan del Sur is a must! Surf all day or frolic on the many stunning beaches, then be sure to take a long siesta, you’re going to need it, the bars never seem to close. Want to slow it down and have a little more seclusion? Hop out to one of the Corn Islands which are little forgotten paradises. Both Big Corn and Little Corn boast amazing year round diving and snorkeling as well as the best lobster you can taste.
Allow yourself to escape to the perfect get-away and hidden gem of Nicaragua.