11 Jun, 2018 in Nicaragua

Some of the greatest attractions in Nicaragua are about volcanoes. There are active volcanoes in Nicaragua that you can get very close to. Typically, like in the Masaya Volcano I visited coming up from Granada on the way to Leon, Exposure time is limited to 15 minutes, tightly controlled, and after going through some basic […]

5 Jun, 2018 in Granada

Was looking for something fun to do near Granada and someone mentioned to me I should head down to the east coast a short drive from Granada to check out Isletas de Granada, the small islands of Granada where the Nicaraguan expat wealthy have turned small islands into small kingdoms. You bargain a bit for a […]

25 Apr, 2018 in Granada

Heading west from Granada in Nicaragua, towards Leon, I made a few stops along the way to admire some of the local nature and volcano mountains. First stop, the Mirador de Catarina, overlooking the Apoyo Lagoon (Laguna de Apoyo), with grand panoramic views of the lagoon from the west. I then continued to the Parque Malecon de Masaya […]

16 Apr, 2018 in Southern Nicaragua

Crossing the Costa-Rica Nicaragua border I went straight to the car rental, got my ride, and headed to San Juan del Sur for my first glimpse of Nicaragua. The contrast to Costa Rica was apparent, the beach wasn’t as nice, the town seemed less developed, and prices were way down. After grabbing a meal and […]

5 Apr, 2018 in Leon

Leon, the revolutionary capital of Nicaragua, presents a much more rough colonial history than Granada. It’s more lively here, but you’ll also get to see far more poverty and it’s less developed and overall feels a bit rundown. Even the “attractions” don’t really make much sense. I’m not sure why, but I ventured into the […]

26 Mar, 2018 in Leon

After a visit to revolutionary Leon in north west Nicaragua, I drove in the area to explore some of the nearby ruins of ancient Leon and see some of the volcanic activity in the area. Both, to my great surprise, were completely deserted, I was the only person there. When I arrived in San Jacinto two […]

19 Dec, 2017 in Nicaragua, Visions

The last stop on my trip around Central America after Cuba and Costa Rica was Nicaragua. Compared to the ease of travel in Costa Rica, Nicaragua was rough and far less developed for the midrange to upscale tourist. I rented a car at San Jose in Costa Rica and returned the car at the Costa […]

13 Dec, 2017 in Granada, Visions

The last stop on my trip around Central America after Cuba and Costa Rica was Nicaragua. Compared to the ease of travel in Costa Rica, Nicaragua was rough and far less developed for the midrange to upscale tourist. I rented a car at San Jose in Costa Rica and returned the car at the Costa […]

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