Highlights of nicaragua

Top Places to see and be in Nicaragua

Ometepe Island is of course our number 1 spot- but we’re biased, we based ourselves here! Check out why in this link.

For other Nicaraguan highlights, see below…

The Pacific Beaches are a sight to behold and a perfect combo for a short visit to Nicaragua; whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or the perfect wave and some lively company overlooking a fabulous sunset with a cocktail in hand, there’s a spot for you somewhere along the coast. For the surf addicts out there 300+ days of offshore winds throughout the year promise you a good time.

Ask about our surf & jungle combo package.

Giant's Foot Surf Gigante pic by Tara

GIGANTE - QUAINT hospitality

A cute fishing town in Tola, with some great food and welcoming vibes. You can catch perfectly groomed barrels along this coast line and have a room-with-a-view and some privacy too. This area is unique and romantic with stunning houses available. Esmerelda airpot is conveniently located nearby.

unset surfers, Popoyo 2018

Playa Popoyo - up & coming

Popoyo is a trendy area of Tola further north, it’s personality lies somewhere between Gigante and San Juan. There are great restaurants, beautiful cabins and - again- great waves. This area has been developing its name for a while, and with reason!



The most popular and populated of all the beach towns along the coast. You can find many international foods here. This is the spot to visit if you want to watch a match or get in on some party action. Take a boat trip to the nearby beaches of Maderas or Marseilla.

Miss Margrits, Granada

Granada - La Gran Sultana

Granada is a town seeped in history, boasting impressive colonial architecture and pre-colombian statues alongside its conquerors cathedrals.

Its fondly known as ‘the city of doors’. It is a great base point for exploring Volcanoes Masaya and/or Mombacho. and cruising around the islets or heading to Laguna de Apoyo.

Leon's murals in 2016 Megan Walters

Leon - the political and intellectual capital

Leon is a student city in the west of Nicargua, full of culture and famed for its comtemporary art and - of course - its volcano boarding.

A great base to hike a variety of styles of volcano, such as the contrasting Telica and Cerro Negro. Our pro tip is to head to El Tigres to hike the beautiful, swimmable crater lagoon, Asososca.

Don Alberto - rock carver in Tisey

Esteli - Diamante de las Segovias

Esteli in the North is cowboy country. A little off the beaten path it remains a typical Nicaraguan city.

Its known for its football, its modern rock carvings, the Miraflor reserve, ‘Cuban’ cigar production and the nearby Somoto Canyon.


Laguna de Apoyo

A nature reserve nestled between Granada and Massaya, the laguna is 48km2 and great for swimming, kayaking and enjoying the views. Conveniently located near major cities.

photo credits @ 80 feet under

Corn Islands

Get diving with Dos Tibuones and 80 feet under. There are two islands, Big Corn and Little Corn. Both slices of caribbean paradise with great waters and chill vibes.

photo credits @ https://www.riosanjuan.com.ni/rio-san-juan-2/historia/

Rio San Juan

A 200 km long river flowing from the carribean into Lake Cocibolca. The river unites Nicaragua and Costa Rica. San Carlos is it’s main town.