It is no secret that my family and I love to travel. Personally, I have traveled to many of the major European cities. As a matter of fact, as a teenager, I lived in Europe for a few years. With the family, we have visited many places in and around our state. Besides that, we have also taken around 15 cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean. Usually once a year, we take a big family vacation and this year, we decided to head back to were my wife and I were born. I am speaking of Nicaragua, located in Central America between the Pacific ocean and Atlantic Caribbean sea. Nicaragua is known as “La tierra de lagos y volcanes” (translated as the land of lakes and volcanoes) and yes, Nicaragua’s terrain is indeed a land of volcanoes, lakes, and amazing beaches. After having spent the time exploring and enjoying this beautiful country, I want to give you a guide into some of the things you and your family can do in Nicaragua with this Things To Do in Nicaragua.
Let’s get started with Things To Do in Nicaragua, for starters who doesn’t enjoy a refreshing visit to the beach? Well, Nicaragua has got you covered, from pristine surfing beaches like San Juan del Sur or the snorkeling paradise of Corn Island and little Corn Island. Nicaragua has plenty of beach destinations to choose from.
If you are looking to explore something else besides beaches, head on over to Granada and embark on an adventure in the islets of Granada. The islets of Granada are located in Lake of Nicaragua, just southeast of Granada’s city center. There are 365 volcanic islets in Lake Nicaragua, many of them are privately owned and some are inhabited by wild life. Staying in lake of Nicaragua, if you have time to visit Ometepe island, you should definitely do it. Ometepe island is formed by two joined volcanoes, Concepción and Maderas.
As I mentioned before, Nicaragua is the land of Lakes and Volcanoes, so what better reason than to explore the many volcanoes in the region. If you love an adventure, head on over to Leon and go volcano surfing at Cerro Negro (Black Hill) volcano. This young volcano is pretty active and its gravelly slopes provide the perfect surface to go volcano surfing. If you are looking to explore another active volcano, you have to visit Masaya Volcano national park. Pictured above is Santiago crater, which is presently active and persistently degassing. The Masaya Volcano National Park has an area of 54 km² and it includes two volcanoes and five craters. The range of elevations at the park are between 100 and 630 meters above sea level.
As you can see there is plenty of opportunities for adventures in Nicaragua. But if you ask me, a vacation is not only about the adventures but an opportunity to learn about different cultures, architecture, and above all, history. Therefore, before you end your journey through Nicaragua, explore the many colonial cities, such as León nuevo (new León) and viejo (old León) and of course, the beautiful city of Granada. If you have travel through Nicaragua share with us your favorite places to go while there by dropping us a note in the comment section below.
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. This trip was paid in full by my family and I.