Nicaragua

Top Adventures in Nicaragua

  • Climb Ometepe Island's Maderas

    The hike up this volcano, although slightly less challenging than Concepción, can take approximately 8 hours. One of the most popular trails starts in Balgüe and is 4.5km one way, but the volcano can also be accessed from Merida or Santa Cruz. The...

  • Relax at Laguna de Apoyo

    30 minutes from Managua and 20 minutes from Granada, Laguna de Apoyo is a Nature Reserve in a volcano that imploded on itself, filling with water. As a result, it has turned into a thermally vented, clean lake made for swimming, kayaking, tubing,...

  • Hike to San Ramon Waterfall on Ometepe Island

    San Ramon Waterfall is on Volcano Maderas on the south end of Ometepe. The trailhead starts off at a Biological reserve in San Ramon where you pay an entrance fee of $3/Person and can park your car. From there you take a long driveway up through a...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike up Volcan Telica

    Due to the logistical issues of this trip (i.e. camping gear, route finding, transportation, language barrier) many travelers choose go with a guided group. Quetzaltrekkers offer this 2 day trip for $55 US. With the right gear, it would be possibl...

    12.5 miles 2600 ft gain

  • Hike Nicaragua's Concepción Volcano

    Concepción is one of the tallest volcanoes in Nicaragua. Located on Ometepe Island, in Lake Nicaragua, this volcano sits at 5,280 feet above the lake. This active volcano hasn't had a major eruption in the last 50 years, but did shoot out an ash c...

  • Swim at Oyo de Agua

    Getting there is relatively easy. You can drive up to the parking with your car / motorbike or have the bus drop you off at the main road and walk the last mile.You will need to pay 3$ per person at the entrance. Right afterwards you can dive into...

  • Relax on Little Corn Island

    After flying out of Managua to Big Corn Island, you will then take a ponga over to Little Corn Island and arrive at Farm Peace Love on the north end of the island. Regardless of staying at the farm or not, the diving here is fantastic. You can sta...

  • Summit the Masaya Volcano

    The most memorable adventure of this truly unforgettable trip to Nicaragua was the day we hiked the Masaya Volcano. By truck or car, you have to ascend the steep incline of the mountains to get to the entrance to Masaya Volcano National Park. It i...

    3.6 miles

  • Surf Chicken Bowels and Launch Ramps in Miramar

    There are lots of places to stay in the Miramar Area. I stayed in La Barra Surf Camp, but there are 4 or 5 in the area. These surf camps will usually arrange you to be picked up in vans from the airport in Nicaragua's capital of Managua. It takes ...