The Best Outdoor Activities in Nicaragua

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Climb Ometepe Island's Maderas

Nicaragua / Maderas Volcano

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.

Relax at Laguna de Apoyo

Nicaragua / The Monkey Hut

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.

Jared Blitz
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Hike up Volcan Telica

Nicaragua / 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.

Matt Hosford
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Hike Nicaragua's Concepción Volcano

Nicaragua / Vulcan Concepción

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.

Hike to San Ramon Waterfall on Ometepe Island

Nicaragua / San Ramon Biological Reserve

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.

Cameron Smith
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Summit the Masaya Volcano

Nicaragua / Masaya, Nicaragua

The most memorable adventure of this truly unforgettable trip to Nicaragua was the day we hiked the Masaya Volcano.

Brandon Eckroth
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Relax on Little Corn Island

Nicaragua / 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.

Cameron Smith
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Swim at Oyo de Agua

Nicaragua / Ojo 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.