Saludos desde Nicaragua!

The Republic of Nicaragua is a multi-ethnic country commonly referred to as “the land of lakes and volcanos.” Being one of the poorest countries in the America’s, with 48% of the population living below the poverty line, it’s no surprise that Nicaragua has a colourful history of political unrest, dictatorship and fiscal crisis. Today approximately ⅕ of Nicaragua is a protected area; either through national parks, nature reserves or biological reserves. In spite of its past turmoil, the country has risen from the ashes and is slowly becoming a popular tourist destination.

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View of the Granada Cathedral
The Best of Granada

On vacation in Granada, Nicaragua and wondering what to do? Check out the best 9 things to do around the city.

Coffee Plantation
Hiking the Mombacho Volcano

Step by step we ascended Mombacho's 4,400 feet in the hot sun and hiked the crater trail giving ourselves heat exhaustion in the process.

Side View of Someone Sliding Down
Volcano Boarding in Léon

Recklessly sliding down the Cerro Negro volcano on a piece of plastic is not an activity for the fainthearted.

Leaf Cutter Ants at Work
Our Very Own Ant Farm

While not unique to Nicaragua, ants are a pesky group of insects able to get into everything even our kitchen in Granada.

So ya Wanna be a Surfer?

The wild Pacific waves of San Juan del Sur are a hit with the surfers. Read about our weekend at Nicaragua's most popular surfing destination.

Stormy Pier
How to Survive a Hurricane

Hurricane Otto arrived touched down along the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua late in the season. Find out what happened during this storm and why.

The Red Hot Inside of Masaya
Feeling the Heat in Masaya

The city of Masaya has tours galore looking to show off their active volcano, colourful markets and exquisite pottery.

Crab In Ali's Hand
Nicaragua: Dive into the Laguna Apoyo

Step up your scuba diving game by jumping into the volcanic crater of Nicaragua's Laguna Apoyo.

Ali Going To The Market
Becoming a Nico

Its never easy crossing from one country to another let alone between countries with only one official border crossing.

Country Facts
World Currency

Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO)

Capital City View



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