Nicaragua’s best kept secret is the North West and home to Somoto Canyon, which was “rediscovered” by Europeans in 2004, and the beautiful cloud forest of Miraflor Nature Reserve.
This area is the heart of of Nicaragua’s cigar and coffee production and there are opportunities for tours of both or to volunteer on farms. Read More
Volcanoes to Beach, Leon
León is a pretty but quiet colonial town with colourful architecture that is similar to Antigua and Granada.
It is a gateway to Nicaragua’s stunning North West, the endless beautiful surf coastline which is just 20 minutes drive away, and nearby volcanoes. Read More
Granada is the most beautiful colonial city in Central America, surpassing Antigua. Beautiful large doors and stunning courtyards seem to dress every building including hostels and restaurants. Wander the streets and visit the church bell towers for a roof top view of the town. Granada is the ideal location for day trips to Masaya’s lava crater or the water filled crater of Laguna de Apoyo volcano. Read More
This pretty island with two towering volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua is a must visit for many travellers. With beaches (of sorts), a waterfall, natural springs, two volcanoes to hike and horse riding, what is there not to like about this island? Read More