Many backpackers seem to pass through Nicaragua quickly. A few days are spent at San Juan del Sur surfing by day and inhaling Flor de Caña by night, followed by a few days recovering by taking in the colours of Leon and Granada and possibly a pass over Ometepe to climb one of its two magnificent volcanoes.
But if you give it time, there is so much more to stoke your curiosity, particularly for the more outdoor-inclined traveller.
Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America and certainly one of the cheapest. We spent 3 months bouncing around and hope we went a little further than just the normal gringo trail.
Here’s my 20 photos from off-the-beaten path places and activities that will make you want to travel to Nicaragua.
#1. Through The Dust
#2. Open Horizons
#3. Active Volcanoes
#4. Inhale The Fumes of Hell
#5. Explore The Unknown
#6. Jump Into A Crater Lake
#7. Sunsets And Fishermen
#8. Finding Your Personal Sunset Spot
#9. Remote Inland Islands
#11. What Dreams Are Made Of
#12. A Fortress To Hold Off Pirates
#13. The Way To The Beach
#15. Getting Soaked
#16. Climbing For Views
#17. Paddling Through Sunsets
#18. Exploring Canyons
#19. Sliding Through Slopes
#20. Soaking It All Up
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