The Rio San Juan takes you past colourful homes, infinitely friendly locals and a formidable jungle on every side. Follow our guide to each unique village.
From limited boat schedules and wifi to excellent seafood and jungle adventures, here’s everything you need to know for a trip down the Rio San Juan.
With coconut scented treats and lazy hammock days, find out why we found bliss in palm laden Jiquilillo and why it might just be perfect for you too.
Life in Nicaragua is incredibly diverse. There is no one defining ‘way of life’. These are the lives we saw, somewhere between the city and the surf.
If you give it time Nicaragua has plenty to stoke a travellers your curiosity, especially for the more outdoor-inclined. Here’s what not to miss on the way.
Beaches and surf, volcanoes and adventure, jungles and hiking, colonial towns and culture – Nicaragua really has it all. We spent 4 months backpacking around this diverse country and here’s why you should make it next on your travel list.
If ever there was a place to truly escape the bustle of daily life, the Islas Solentiname would be it. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from a hammock by the water’s edge and explore enchanting pathways in the shade of hibiscus and avocado trees. Magical!
After months of shovelling down plates of rice and beans, beans and rice, we just couldn’t stomach it any more. Instead we threw the budget out the window and discovered the ocean of international eats on offer in Nicaragua. It was the best decision we ever made.
In the depths if the Indio Maiz jungle we found a world far removed from our own, where a ten-year-old boy is a hunter and protector from deadly snakes and a twelve-year-old girl fishes daily for the evening meal. These are the people that invited us into their homes and allowed us to be a part of their intriguing lives.
Hours in uncomfortable chairs, an endless bombardment of sounds and a constant and unapologetic invasion of personal space. A look at our always amusing and often insightful experiences travelling by Chicken Bus travel in Nicaragua.
With surf, hiking and the chance to board down an active volcano, Nicaragua is fast becoming one of the adventure hot spots of Central America. Here are a few ideas to quench your thirst for the outdoors and stoke your inner adrenaline junkie.
After reading about the dense primary jungle, huge number of waterfalls, possibility of pumas and the amazing light on the white cliffs, we packed our bags and jumped on a bus to discover Peñas Blancas for ourselves.
Perfect barrels and long stretches of beach all our own, hammocks in the sun and a soundtrack of breaking waves and a lightly strumming guitar. This surf camp at Miramar Point is a home away from home, the perfect getaway by the sea.
From scrambling along cliffs and crawling through caves to flying off 20 metre jumps and cruising down Central America’s longest river, Somoto Canyon is the perfect place to awaken your inner adventurer.
Spend the day in the cloud forest exploring Mombacho’s lush peaks and craters, climbing tiny stone steps and crossing moss covered bridges through the trees with howler monkeys calling eerily close by. And all for under $6.
An easy day trip from Granada, Masaya has a lot to offer. From the concoction of colours and scents and welcoming people in the winding alleys of the Mercado Municipal to the bubbling, fuming soup of active Volcan Masaya.
Dive into the crystal clear waters at Laguna de Apoyo, climb tiny stone steps through the cloud forest of Volcan Mombacho and peer into the smoking crater of Volcan Masaya. These are three very different volcanoes right on Granada’s doorstep.