Nicaragua

Daily Budget

Average daily budget per person: €38 Budget traveler, €60 backpacker+

Travel time

All year round, in March and April it can be very hot.

Weeks

Between 3 and 4 weeks.

Vaccinations

Mandatory: Covid-19, Recommended: DTP, Hepatitis A

Plug

Type A and B, you need a world plug.
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Visa

With most passports you do not need a visa.

General.

Nicaragua can also be called the land of volcanoes. The country is located in the ‘Ring of Fire’ and many activities are centered around the volcanoes. But not only the volcanoes are a reason to go to Nicaragua. The country has great places to surf, beautiful colonial towns, small authentic villages and several lakes where you can walk and relax. Add to that a friendly population and beautiful nature and you have a unique travel experience.

Highlights.

Officially the oldest city in Nicaragua (1524) and beloved by travelers. Granada’s old colonial architecture is well maintained and its colorful streets are wonderful to walk through. The downside is that many travelers also know how to find the city, so you won’t be the only one. Still, Granada is worth a visit, especially when […]

Isla Ometepe, at 276 km2, is the largest freshwater island in the world. Formed by 2 volcanoes, Concepción and Maderas, it is one of the highlights for many travelers. Literally and figuratively, because both volcanoes are climbable. But there is more to do on Isla Ometepe than climb volcanoes. Rent a scooter/dirtbike/quad The most well-known […]

León is one of the oldest cities in Nicaragua and surrounded by volcanoes. Like Granada, the foundations of León were built in 1524. However, in the early 17th century, a volcanic eruption reduced the first foundations of León to ashes and the city was later rebuilt on a different site. So technically, Granada is the […]

Masaya Masaya is located 17 kilometers from Granada and is mainly known for its volcano ‘Masaya Volcano’. But the town itself is also nice to walk through. If you want to buy souvenirs in Masaya, go to the market Cultural Center Old Craft Market/Centre Cultural Mercado de Artesanías (Google Maps). It is surrounded by old […]

Nicaragua has several cozy coastal towns on the Pacific coast that are mainly known for (learning to) surf. One of the most famous and close to the border with Costa Rica is San Juan del Sur. It is a small village on a bay, with several cozy and trendy ho(s)tels, bars, restaurants and boutiques. Surfing […]

Toward the border with Honduras is a small village, Somoto. Somoto itself is a small town with not much to do, but it is mainly known for its canyon. This region of Nicaragua is not yet very well known and it is still little visited by tourists. Too bad, because in the area, including around […]

Checklist

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