Watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean in Nicaragua is a spiritual experience. There is nothing like being trapped in paradise.
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The countryside in Nicaragua is STUNNING. I love the cowboy culture that Central America has. It makes me feel at home being from Texas.
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I know too many people who have gotten “stuck” on Little Corn Island. It really is like your own little paradise.
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How gorgeous is the Blue Pool near Granada, Nicaragua? It is always a nice treat to find these hidden gems.
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Located only 20km from Granada, Nicaragua, the Masaya Volcano makes for a great day trip.
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Walking through the streets of rainy Granada, Nicaragua is a cleansing experience.
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Couldn’t help myself. The textures and shadows found at Ojo de Agua just caught my eye. Even without color, the water is stunning.
One of the first things you need to do (if you have a license) is rent a motorcycle and make your way around the island. Make sure you have 8-10 hours of free time on your plate. While the island isn’t very big, the roads are a bit iffy in spots and you can’t go as fast as you think you can.
Head out to one of the many kiosks in in Moyogalpa (I’m sure they are around in the other tourist places) and if you’re lucky, you will be able to bargain them down to a more reasonable price. There are a million things to see on Isla de Ometepe (thus the bike). One of the big locations on the tourist map is the natural mineral cold spring in the middle of both volcanoes, or Ojo de Agua. It is a must do for sure on those hot, sticky, Nicaraguan days.
Just think – not only are you cooling yourself off after your long, dusty ride, but you are giving yourself a cold mineral bath. The sulfur content in the water is extremely high due to the neighboring volcanoes making for a nice swim AND you come out with glowing skin. How can a girl go wrong with that. I’m always down for a cheap spa treatment while backpacking on a budget.
I told you that Ometepe looks prehistoric! Not only had I never seen this type of tree before but it was like 200 feet high. MASSIVE and beautiful.
I swear it is like walking around a Jurassic Park set when you land on the Ometepe, Nicaragua island. Banana fields and volcanoes make up this small island (and beautiful waterfalls if you don’t mind making the hike). It was by far my favorite place in Nicaragua – even if it is super gringo-y.