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On the horizon just NE of León, Nicaragua, you can make out the giant black mound of Cerro Negro--Central America's youngest volcano. Until 1850, there was NOTHING here! Since then it's erupted dozens of times--coating the surrounding countryside...
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Av Central, León, Nicaragua
The Cathedral of Leon should be a must see when you are in Nicaragua. As an architect I loved this site and really appreciated the stories behind the historic architectural design. The Cathedral was constructed between 1747 and the early 19th...
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Dense jungles and white-sand beaches have turned a 30-mile stretch of Pacific shoreline into a hot spot among in-the-know wellness seekers. Located north of the beach town San Juan del Sur, the Emerald Coast began attracting yogis with resorts...
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Shopping in local farmers' markets and produce stands is one of the most fascinating aspects of travel. The fruit selection, most notably, is usually quite different than what you might find back home. I stumbled upon these shockingly pink Pitaya...
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El Carmen, Monte Tabor, Nicaragua
It didn't happen right away, but I've grown to love micheladas. This refreshing drink, which apparently originated in Mexico, has become popular in Nicaragua and you can now find it in lots of bars and restaurants around the country. Of all 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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Barrio frente sur. De casa dragon, 50 m a mano izquierda, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
I am a sucker for a sunset view. And I couldn't have asked for a better view than the one I had at Buena Onda Backpackers, a small hostel up a hill near the center of San Juan del Sur. Hammocks and couches adorn the polished wood deck that...
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Av Central, León, Nicaragua
Climbing to the top of a cathedral wasn't even on my radar when I arrived in León. My Spanish teacher recommended it and I'm glad she did, even if it meant cutting two hours of class to do it, or wait--was that another benefit. The climb to the...
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Av 3 Pte, Leon, Nicaragua, Nicaragua
This place really blew me away. After being disappointed by another museum in León, I found this one. Just being able to wander around the historic homes would have satisfied me, but the art, I found truly amazing and world class. It covers the...
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
At the end of the day, make sure you walk along Paseo del Ray the Pacific beachfront boulevard in San Juan del Sur. The sunsets are gorgeous and there are lots of open air beachfront bars and dining spots to hang out. There are also a few fun...
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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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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Hike to Jesus
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Managua 12001, Nicaragua
I had a day to explore Managua and one of my favorite spots was the "Concha Acustica" with its bright Sandinista sunshine and immense plaza. All of the historic buildings - the cathedral, the National Palace, etc - were closed for some undisclosed...
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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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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
We chartered a sailboat one day with our family out of San Juan del Sur. We anchored at several lovely coves where we could swim into the empty beaches and enjoy the scenery and locals going about their days.
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malecon de, Granada, Nicaragua
Zip-lining, on a volcano, with monkeys, through the jungle. Probably the best zip lining tour ever. This zip line excursion does not cut corners. It is the real deal and you are straight up in the jungle, high in the trees, with the screaming...
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When visiting Granada, we ventured over to Parque Colón where we heard we could try a local street food called vigorón. Vigorón, which is served on a banana leaf, is a combination of mashed manioc topped with a tangy slaw and chicharrones (fried...
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
We had an awesome time here! We only had time for a 2hour horseback tour - but it was a great time! Our tour was up through the hills and then down on the beach. Our guide was great too - very friendly! This canopy tour has 17 platforms and 2.5km...
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Calle Central, Vicente Guerrero, Chis., Mexico
In the midst of a walk through Managua's cavernous Central market in search of lunch the rains came creating a joyful release from the heat of the day.
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Municipal Market, one block West, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
This was our favorite coffee spot in town! Right in the center of some great shopping - this little cafe offers delicious coffee's, fresh food, and friendly service.
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Traveling to Nicaragua is a great trip: it's got two great coasts, tons of adventure, gorgeous views, and it's not too crowded. One of my favorite places there is the Pacific beach town, San Juan del Sur. This place is a great place to relax at...
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Carretera San Juan del Sur, km 139, San Juan del Sur 48600, Nicaragua
Contrasting adventure and exploring on Nicaragua's south coast will lead you to Palermo. This resort surrounds you in luxury in a hilltop setting with gorgeous views, beautiful landscaping, There is no contemporary infinity pool, but this pool...