Nicaragua Travel Guides for Backpackers

Nicaragua: Little and Big Corn Island on a Budget

Big and Little Corn are two Islands off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua; they are unique and quaint places that are very different from the rest of the country. They have a unique Creole culture even more so than that of Bluefields. Their culture is similar to that found in Anglophone Caribbean islands such as Jamaica in many ways, with English being widely spoken. Most people head straight for Little Corn where there are no cars, there is great diving, multiple hostels and hotels and a really relaxed laidback vibe. However, it is definitely worth spending some time in Big […]
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Top 10 Things to Do in Nicaragua

Hey you! Yes, you. Come here and let me tell you something. Come in close because it’s a secret. Okay. Have you ever heard of a little place called Nicaragua? Yes? No? Maybe you don’t know anything about it and Nicaragua is just a big blank space in your mind. Or maybe you are picturing armed men and violent civil war. Well, it’s time to start letting people know the truth. Although Nicaragua has been a safe place to visit many years, it has been largely passed over for regional darling Costa Rica, right now door. Although, Nicaragua offers many […]
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A weekend in Granada, Nicaragua

A weekend in Granada, Nicaragua So, if you live in Costa Rica and your boyfriend lives in Honduras, you have to be creative and find fun and approachable ways to meet. Therefore, why not meet in between our countries? We picked a date and met in Granada, Nicaragua. If you travel from Costa Rica you can take a bus, there are four main companies that will take you directly to Granada. It will take you from 8 to 9 hours. Buses leave early, so I took the 5:00 a.m. bus and got to Granada by 1:00 pm on Friday. If […]
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Nicaragua's northern highlands: why you should go

Introduction Nicaragua’s northern highlands are a hidden gem, offering phenomenal scenery, adventure tours, homestays with local families, a unique hermit and his art, and more. This article explains sets out four of the best things to do whilst based in the town of Estelí, close to the Honduran border and the heart of the highlands. Estelí is primarily worth visiting as a base for the activities in the surrounding region. The town itself has a pleasant central plaza and cathedral and a smattering of decent places to eat, but not a huge amount to offer. Most things around Estelí require […]
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Leon in Nicaragua – where you can go volcano boarding!

Welcome to Leon – a university town located in northern Nicaragua in Central America and the only place in the world where you can go volcano boarding.  Leon has a truly authentic feel to it – it isn't hugely touristy and unlike other towns in Nicaragua such as Granada 'gringos' are left alone and not touted by locals trying to sell you hammocks or other various items!  It is a pretty colonial town with a stunning white cathedral in the central park.  In  Leon it is hot, hot, hot – it is the hottest town in Nicaragua and year round temperatures are […]
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Nicaragua: ¨De a Cachimba¨

Nicaragua ¨De a Cachimba¨ First things first. What is ¨De a cachimba¨? This a Nicaraguan expression to say something is awesome, and as you will read next, my experiences in this beautiful country has been  just that! I have travelled to Nicaragua two times, i have seen the biggest cities, the main touristic spots, i have drank Toña and Victoria (the two main local beers) and i have learned that there is still a lot for me to see and do in this beautiful country. Granada, Nicaragua. Nicaraguan Facts Nicaragua is the biggest country in Central […]
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Nicaragua : Playa Maderas

Nicaragua : Playa Maderas After travelling for over 24 hours from Australia; three connecting flights and a two hour drive, I finally made it to my destination. I arrived late in the evening and expected to wake up with no concept of time or day preparing myself for the onslaught of jet lag but the moment I stepped out of my room I was greeted with a magnificent view, a crystal clear blue sky shinning over the dense green lush forest. I could just see the waves lapping down by the edge and I felt energised by the gift nature was presenting me, […]
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