Published on March 10th, 2015 | by Emma Hackwood


4 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Nicaragua

With affordable accommodation, food, transportation, happy and helpful people, and a safe environment, Nicaragua is quickly becoming a travel hot spot. Our Flightie Karly recently explored the tropical terrain, discovered the beautiful skylines, and found four reasons you’ll fall in love with Nicaragua.

1. The sites of Granada


Here you’ll find beautiful skylines, cathedrals and volcanoes. Everywhere you glance looks like a perfect postcard. It is also a vibrant city with a growing nightlife scene, dawning brightly coloured buildings that you won’t be able to stop taking photos of.

Travel Tip: Stay at the Hotel La Boconoa and you’ll live like royalty in a colonial mansion turned hotel with an amazing spa and pool.

2. The scenery in Ometepe


Explore this tropical paradise easily with a local guide or on your own. Challenge yourself with beautiful hikes to waterfalls, lagoons, and volcanoes. Visit Laguna Charco Verde and you’ll find yourself  walking among butterflies, exotic plants, flowers, birds and monkeys!

Travel Tip: Ojo de Agua is where you’ll find a beautiful natural lagoon with clear waters to jump right into! 


3. The surfer town of San Juan del Sur


This is a laid back little getaway with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and  an abundance of souvenirs. There are many neighboring, less busy beaches close by. One you may want to visit is Playa Maderas, which is known for its surfing.

Travel Tip:  If you start to crave a taste of home, check out the Loose Moose, a Canadian owned bar with your favourite Canadian comfort foods!

4. The Soul of Nicaragua: Leon


This city was greatly affected by the revolution and fighting of the late 1970s. In a much more peaceful state, it exists as the political hub of the country, a proud university town, and a place full of history and heart. The best part about Leon is that it has not been overtaken by tourists and offers a truly authentic experience. It is easy to cover on foot and its history is apparent in the form of many, many churches and museums.

Travel Tip: Go now! It’s still a unique destination that has not been fully commercialized. It’s almost guaranteed to be a tourist hot spot in the next couple years.

We Recommend:

  • 7 Nights at the Aqua Wellness Resort
  • 7 Nights at Punta Teonoste Surf & Turtle Resort

Feeling the urge to explore this beautiful country for yourself? Learn more about travelling to Nicaragua with one of our Travel experts by calling 1-877-967-5302, or book flights online.

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About the Author

Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.

2 Responses to 4 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Nicaragua

  1. Garth Butterfield says:

    I’m planning a trip from Charlottetown PEI Canada to Victoria British Columbia Leaving June 17th. returning July 1st. What do you have available

  2. Bobbi says:

    I am an avid traveler and always love to explore new places. I have been to many countries and continents, but unfortunately never visited Nicaragua. Last year one of my friends was on a trip to Nicaragua.. He also saved some money with VacSaver…

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