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Playa Maderas Maderas, Nicaragua
We had an unforgettable experience staying at Buena Vista Surf Club, while visiting San Juan del Sur. The eco-lodge is set into a hill overlooking the jungle and Playa Maderas with a giant sundeck where guests could enjoy the view. It was a great...
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Calle Real Xalteva, Granada, Nicaragua
This highlight come from this past winter when I was living and traveling through Central America. While I had a base in Coco, Costa Rica, I spent three months traveling around Central America, including Monteverde, Palo Verde National Park, and...
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Apoyo Lagoon, Nicaragua
When I hear the word lagoon, I dont envision it being a place Im going to want to swim. Laguna de Apoyo, located between the cities of Masaya and Granada, completely changed my mind. This warm, fresh water lagoon (actually the size of a lake) with...
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Playa Manzanillo, Nicaragua
The beautiful lobby area of the resort is the perfect place to have a drink and enjoy a book, or hang out with friends. I couldn't get enough of the decor at the property, everything has that elegant but still casual beach vibe. Wonderfully...
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Definitely off-the-beaten path, the Treehouse requires precise directions, good pronunciation and a firm will to find. Hop on the bus or take a collectivo from Granada towards the coast about 15 minutes from town, ask to be dropped off at "Poste...
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Maderas, Nicaragua
You may not know it, but in the middle of Lake Nicaragua – a lake that makes Lake Tahoe seem like a swimming pool, lies the magical island of Ometepe. It’s home to not one, but two volcanoes, a seemingly endless shoreline and a plethora of organic...
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Playa Maderas, Nicaragua
Playa Maderas is a popular beach for surfing in San Juan del Sur. The unruly winds this day created choppy waves that were not ideal for surfing.
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Calle Kevin, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
I loved it here! There is one place at Playa Hermosa to stay.. Just one and its here. The beach is super mellow, pristine and feels far away from the riff-raff of SJDS. The food is fantastic, (pancakes!) and the break is perfect for learning. It's...
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Esteli, Nicaragua
I was never a big fan of cigars until taking a tour of a tobacco factory and hanging out with these guys for a bit. Seeing the amount of work and skill that goes into each cigar taught me a new appreciation for this vice. Tours can be booked from...
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Calle Atravesada, Granada, Nicaragua
As a chocoholic, I rarely turn down an opportunity to eat chocolate, so I certainly couldn't turn down the opportunity to learn how to make chocolate. The Choco Museo in Granada is committed to making artisan chocolate where the cacao plant grows....
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3era. Avenida NO y 1era. calle NO, Del Parque Central 2 cuadras al Oeste, 1/2 cuadra al Norte, León 21000, Nicaragua
In the heart of León, Nicaragua, the Hotel El Convento is located in what used to be the Convento de San Francisco, dating from the 17th century. Refurbished as a hotel in 2000, the lobby is full of colonial art and antiques--but I was a bit...
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525 Calle Corrales Unknown, Granada, Nicaragua
I happened upon this small boutique hotel while staying in Granada. After sneaking a peak though the gate, I couldn't resist and had to go in. The photos on the hotel's website do not really do the space justice. Los Patios is the perfect cross...
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Barrio San Cristobal, Managua, Nicaragua
There is an art and a skill to filming food. You have to keep it bright, shiny, and juicy and you have to surround it with people who are passionate about food. You can paint that hamburger with soy sauce to make it pop, but you also need people...
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San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua
I have to admit I was a little worried about making a stop at a ceramics studio. I've made these stops before, where you're supposed to see the traditional processes and all that, but it's really a slick showroom for a factory and they spend the...
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Av Central, León, Nicaragua
After volcano boarding at the Cerro Negro, I headed over near the cathedral for some delicious street food. All kinds of meats, grilled vegetables, along with local favorites like gallo pinto, fried plantains and cheese provided a deliciously...
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4ta Av. SE, La Paz Centro, Nicaragua
I was traveling with friends (who are locals) from Managua to Leon, and they said we must stop here. Anything that involves trying new foods I am up for...especially cheese. These Quesillos Güiligüiste have 3 ingredients, cheese being the main...
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Diriomo, Nicaragua
For over 100 years, this confectionery has been cooking up their original caramel recipe for generations of Nicaraguans. Cajeta means "little box" in Spanish. You'll find many orange cajetas to choose from; these heavenly delights come in the...
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Isletas de Granada, Nicaragua
The Islets of Granada is one of the top things to see in Granada. The islets are a group of 365 small islands that were created when Mombacho volcano blew much of its cone into the lake thousands of years ago. Some of the islands are privately...
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Masaya, Nicaragua
Mercado de Artesanias (Craft Market) in Masaya, a small town near Granada, is known for its locally made crafts and hammocks. But what struck me the most about the market were all of the vibrant colors there. From the food and the paintings to the...
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Santana Beach, Nicaragua
Help the locals get the boat up, whole tuna for $5
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Ave Vega, Granada, Nicaragua
As a New Yorker, I always try to check out the main park or square in every city I visit. It's often the gathering place for people, for food, and for culture. Parque Central in Grenada is just that. I could have sat here for hours watching people...
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Playa Hermosa, Nicaragua
Amazing place starting with your drive into the beach! Once you drive through the flooded dirt paths, feel the bumps as if you are four wheeling, and see/hear the monkeys screaming from the jungle on either side of you, you start to realize your...
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
If you are looking for a unique hospitality experience in San Juan Del Sur, I highly recommend Casa Tranquila. We rented this incredibly affordable, three bedroom gem from Air BnB. Casa Tranquila comes with the modern day services of any house...
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Espressionista is a cafe/restaurant oasis that is blocks away, but feels like worlds away, from the city center and "Calle Gringo". Started by two friends who met working at restaurants in London, Andres (from the nearby Rivas region) and Zoltan...