Reason #1: The Water.
Who wouldn’t want to dive right into waters this clear and untouched?! Nicaragua’s waters are the ideal location to try out surfing for the first time or perfect your skills.
Reason #2: The Picturesque Waterfalls.
As if you needed another reason to love Nicaragua’s water.
This beautiful country is filled with hidden gems waiting for you to discover – this scene is just dying to be your new Facebook timeline photo.
Reason #3: San Juan Del Sur’s Infamous Sunday Funday.
Imagine, combining the insanity of Vegas pool parties with the adventure of a pub crawl – I give you, Sunday Funday. This pool crawl buses its participants (predominantly backpackers from all across the globe) to 3 different hostels in the span of 7 hours. Just remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint; don’t be “that guy” that doesn’t even make it to the second pool.
*Fun Fact* the money in Nicaragua is plastic-coated, so it will survive a cannonball into the water – phew!
Reason #4: The Beautiful, Bright Buildings of Granada.
Granada, a city in Western Nicaragua, is covered in bright pastel-colored colonial buildings that bring a contagious, cheerful vibe to all those who enter. Who could hold back a smile when all of the houses remind you of giant Easter eggs – nostalgia at its finest!
Reason #5: Ometepe’s Concepción Volcano
This volcano, with a height of 1610 meters, is Ometepe’s largest active volcano. The roundtrip trek can run as long as 8-10 hours depending on your fitness level.
Do you have what it takes to make it to the top?
Fun Fact: Ometepe means “two mountains,” which it quite fitting as it is host to another large volcano, the Maderas Volcano.
Reason #6: The Culture
Everything about this country is so incredibly vibrant.
Nicaraguan folklore is commonly expressed through music and dancing. If you get a chance to check out a display of the UNESCO-praised “El Güegüense o Macho Ratón,” a story of Nicaragua’s rejection of the Spanish domination, it is sure to be a highlight of your trip.
Reason #7: The Astounding Historical Buildings.
For example, La Iglesia de Guadalupe is one of the many cathedrals that can be found in Granada. This magnificent structure was built in the 17th century, and remains, to this day, as a prominent place for worship in the city.
Reason #8: The General Vibe.
Nicaragua is known as a surfer-haven not just for its beautiful waters, but for its general laid-back atmosphere. Many travellers have visited Nicaragua with the intention of a short visit, only to find themselves infatuated with this mellow lifestyle, leading to an extended (or even permanent) stay.
Reason #9: This Sunset. Really, need I say more? It’s GORGEOUS – just look at it!
Reason #10: The People.
I can’t stress enough how incredible the people are that you will meet there. Nothing makes a trip more memorable than being surrounded by an amazing group of individuals. Be prepared to make lifelong friends while traveling through Nicaragua; this country is filled with loving people, both locals and worldwide travelers, that you just can’t help but want to be around all the time.
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