Nicaragua Category Archives


Capital City: Managua

Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba

Official languages: Spanish

Neighbouring countries: Costa Rica, Honduras

Interesting places to visit include: Granada, Managua, Ometepe, León

Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST -6)

Largest City: Managua

Nicaragua is an amazing country full of surprises – not only by its beautiful destinations but also with its people and local cuisine.

And regarding their food, did you know that there’s a certain dish that most people in Nicaragua eat almost daily and that it is considered to be a national symbol?

Yup, it is Gallo Pinto. They happily eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

How to Explore Granada, Nicaragua like a Local

By |2018-08-14T13:43:02+02:00August 6th, 2015|Central America, How to Explore like a Local, Nicaragua|

How to Explore Granada, Nicaragua like a Local: Locals introduce their city. In today's MYCITY interview Matteo from "Nicaraguayestravel" introduces Granada, Nicaragua where he is living since 2009. Send me an email when you'd like to present your city. NAME, Profession MATTEO, Copy Writer and Travel Blogger. Please introduce yourself: Born and raised in Italy. I have been travelling since very [...]

Nicaragua Travel – The Land of Lakes and Volcanos

By |2018-08-14T13:45:35+02:00January 29th, 2014|Central America, Nicaragua, Travel Itineraries|

Start your Nicaragua travel with an adventurous border crossing by boat from Costa Rica to Nicaragua and visit the capital city Managua. Explore the beautiful Spanish colonial city Granada by bike and climb the Masaya Volcano by night. Afterwards you can visit the highlights of the Isla Ometepe by bike. Drive further to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua´s number [...]

Experience Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua

By |2018-08-14T13:44:58+02:00January 24th, 2014|Central America, Nicaragua|

Isla Ometepe is an island in the Lake Nicaragua. During an island tour you may visit Punta Jesus, a narrow strip of sand where you can see beautiful sunsets, the national reserve Charco Verde, the natural pool Ojo de Agua as well as the 4 kilometer long beach Playa Santo Domingo. From Granada I take a bus to Rivas [...]

Night Tour To The Masaya Volcano

By |2018-08-14T13:45:12+02:00January 22nd, 2014|Central America, Nicaragua|

In Granada, Nicaragua you can book organised tours to the Masaya Volcano. Normally I am not a big fan of organised tours and prefer doing the trips by my own. In this case however I recommend you booking a Night Tour to the Masaya Volcano. It costs $40 and starts at 4pm. You will be back in Granada [...]

Border Crossing Costa Rica to Nicaragua by Boat

By |2018-09-02T21:17:04+02:00January 20th, 2014|Central America, Costa Rica, Nicaragua|

Border Crossing Costa Rica to Nicaragua by Boat - Most tourists who are travelling in Costa Rica also want to visit other Central American countries. Nicaragua, the land of volcanos and lakes is one popular option. While most people cross the border in Peñas Blancas I choose the more adventures option. At 5:30 in the morning I take the [...]