May 23, 2018

12-Day Nicaragua Travel Itinerary

My trip to Nicaragua was my first solo trip, my first time to Central America, and my first small group tour. Joining a whirlwind trip with G-Adventures, we covered the country’s highlights in just under two weeks. Follow this 12-day itinerary for your own adventure, however this certainly wasn’t enough time in Nica if you ask me. If you can, I’d strongly recommend for you add an extra day or so along the way. Our itinerary In A Nutshell Whilst I joined The Essence of Nicaragua tour, I have actually rejigged this itinerary slightly. Personally I would have spent more […]
September 27, 2017

Living With A Local: A Nicaraguan Homestay Experience

My time in Nicaragua had already been quite eventful once I’d got past my volcano boarding saga (didn’t hear but that? Click here to read more), so when it came to spending a few days with a local family on the island of Ometepe, what was there to worry about? Our homestay experience was pre-organized as part of the G-Adventure tour group I had joined. I had never done something like this before, and I loved the idea of being able to meet and spend time with a local family. Over the next few days we would stay with a […]
September 15, 2017

Volcano Boarding – When It All Goes Wrong!

I would never really refer to myself as an adrenaline junkie, but as soon as I booked my tickets to Nicaragua, I knew there was one activity that I wanted to do – and that was to go volcano boarding. We would hike up Cerro Negro, Nicaragua’s youngest volcano, sit on a wooden sledge like board, and slide down at speeds unknown. I’ve done some pretty adventurous stuff in the past (sky diving, parasailing, zip lining) and I’ve always been glad that I’ve pushed myself to do something I didn’t think I had the balls to do. Sounds great, right? […]
March 23, 2017

48 Hours In Granada, Nicaragua

Nicaragua might be one of the least visited countries throughout Central America, but not for much longer. Sandwiched between Costa Rica and Honduras, this picturesque country is steadily increasing in popularity with more travellers visiting year on year. With so much to offer, and importantly on a such reasonable budget compared to Nica’s neighbouring Costa Rica, it’s without a doubt that this hidden gem of a country should be included on everyone’s bucket list! Although the international airport is actually located in Managua, Granada is the city that most travellers use as a base during their visit to Nicaragua. One […]