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Location: León

Day 1 - 4 Mar 2022

León

León, León

Content: Welcome to Nicaragua! 🇳🇮 León is my first stop in Nicaragua and I'm already in love. The people are super friendly and helpful here.

Location: Las Peñitas, Nicaragua

Day 1 - 4 Mar 2022

Las Peñitas, Nicaragua

Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, Las Peñitas, Nicaragua
Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, Las Peñitas, Nicaragua
Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, Las Peñitas, Nicaragua
Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, Las Peñitas, Nicaragua

Content: I took a chicken bus to the beach. The trip takes around one hour and it's a fun experience to travel in the crowded local bus. The beach is beautiful and pretty quiet. A perfect place to relax for a few hours. Sunset is super beautiful here too.

Location: Leon, Nicaragua

Day 1 - 4 Mar 2022

ViaVia León, Nicaragua

Leon, Nicaragua, ViaVia León, Nicaragua
Leon, Nicaragua, ViaVia León, Nicaragua

Content: For the first night in León I stayed in a hostel called Via Via. The hostel has a restaurant too and which makes it a great place to meet local people. Also breakfast included in the room price.

Location: León

Day 2 - 5 Mar 2022

Volcano Day Nicaragua

León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua
León, Volcano Day Nicaragua

Content: What a fun day! Today I went volcano boarding 🤩 I did this tour with a company called Volcano Day and I can recommend going with them. The tour included transport, a snack, clothing and a backpack, the sledge, pictures and videos and a guide. Price $30. First we hiked up the volcano, took some photos on the top and then slided down the volcano. On the top of the volcano it gets really windy so my tip would be to pay someone to carry your board up. You're going to thank me later. It was the best $4 spent.

Location: Corn islands

Day 3 - 6 Mar 2022

Corn Islands

Corn islands, Corn Islands
Corn islands, Corn Islands
Corn islands, Corn Islands
Corn islands, Corn Islands

Content: Travel Day I decided to go on a very spontaneous trip to the Corn islands. First I took a bus to Managua and from there I flew to the Big Corn island. From the Big Corn island I took a little ferry/boat to the Little Corn island. Full travel day but ended up in Paradise.

Location: Little Corn island

Day 3 - 6 Mar 2022

Little Corn Island

Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island

Content: Accommodation: Gracie's Cool Spot In the Little Corn island I stay in beach front cabins. Beautiful place right on the beach with breakfast included and only costs 14€/night. Also has a shared kitchen.

Location: Little Corn island

Day 4 - 7 Mar 2022

Little Corn Island

Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island

Content: Beach day Today I explored the beaches around the island and this place is truly a PARADISE! Palm trees everywhere, crystal clear water and Caribbean vibes.

Location: Corn Islands

Day 4 - 7 Mar 2022

Café Desideri

Corn Islands, Café Desideri

Content: For dinner I went to Desideri restaurant and enjoyed the evening there listening to live music.

Location: Little Corn island

Day 5 - 8 Mar 2022

Little Corn Island

Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island

Content: Today I did a snorkeling trip. I booked the trip through Gracie's Cool Spot, they have a guy called Marvin that does snorkeling tours for $25 and the tour includes the snorkeling gear, 4 snorkeling spots and a coconut. We saw a lot of colourful fish, big shells, coral, and sharks.

Location: Little Corn island

Day 6 - 9 Mar 2022

Little Corn Island

Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island

Content: Today I spent another chill day exploring the beaches and swimming. Go to the Otto beach on the north shore of the island. There's a restaurant where to get food and drinks. At the beach you can also find a swing which makes it a perfect photo spot.

Location: Little Corn Island

Day 6 - 9 Mar 2022

Tranquilo Cafe

Little Corn Island, Tranquilo Cafe

Content: In the evening I went to have dinner and drinks at Tranquilo cafe. It's a nice and cosy restaurant.

Location: Little Corn island

Day 7 - 10 Mar 2022

Little Corn Island

Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island
Little Corn island, Little Corn Island

Content: Last full day in the paradiseeeeeeee Today I woke up at 5am to see the sunrise. Later I explored more of the island with my local friend. We climbed up the lighthouse, walked to the other side of the island, went swimming and snorkeling and drank a Coco locos at the beach. In the evening we made a bonfire and sang some songs. What a perfect day!

Location: Ometepe

Day 8 - 11 Mar 2022

Ometepe Island

Ometepe, Ometepe Island
Ometepe, Ometepe Island
Ometepe, Ometepe Island
Ometepe, Ometepe Island

Content: Travel Day It's time to say goodbye for this paradise island but I'll definitely be back one day 1. Ferry to Big Corn island 2. Flight to Managua 3. Taxi to the bus station 4. Bus to Rivas 5. Taxi to San Jorge 6. Ferry to Ometepe island

Location: Moyogalpa

Day 8 - 11 Mar 2022

Casa Mauro

Moyogalpa, Casa Mauro

Content: For the first night of my stay in Ometepe I'm staying in a hostel called Casa Mauro. It's a very quiet hostel but only costs $7 with breakfast included. The hostel also has a shared kitchen.

Location: Ometepe

Day 9 - 12 Mar 2022

Hostel life is good

Ometepe, Hostel life is good
Ometepe, Hostel life is good

Content: In the morning after breakfast I changed to a new hostel for the next few nights. The hostel is more expensive but still okay around $12 a night but breakfast is not included in the price and the hostel doesn't have a shared kitchen. That was a bit of a disappointment. The hostel has a nice restaurant though with vegan options available.

Location: Moyogalpa

Day 9 - 12 Mar 2022

Punta Jesús María

Moyogalpa, Punta Jesús María
Moyogalpa, Punta Jesús María

Content: In the afternoon I took a tuktuk to Punta Jesus Maria. This place is known for its beautiful sunset view.

Location: Ometepe

Day 10 - 13 Mar 2022

Ometepe Island

Ometepe, Ometepe Island
Ometepe, Ometepe Island

Content: Today I rented an ATV with a friend from the hostel. We spent the day exploring the island.

Location: Ojo de Agua

Day 10 - 13 Mar 2022

Ojo de Agua

Ojo de Agua, Ojo de Agua

Content: Our first stop was Ojo de Agua natural pools. This place is such a beautiful spot for swimming. There are two pools that are connected to each other, a slack line and a jumping platform. There's also a restaurant in the area. A must go in Ometepe.

Location: El Madroñal

Day 10 - 13 Mar 2022

El Pital Ometepe, Chocolate Paradise

El Madroñal, El Pital Ometepe, Chocolate Paradise
El Madroñal, El Pital Ometepe, Chocolate Paradise
El Madroñal, El Pital Ometepe, Chocolate Paradise
El Madroñal, El Pital Ometepe, Chocolate Paradise

Content: Our second spot was El Pital where we ate lunch. I ordered avo bagels and a raw vegan Snickers bar. The place is known for its chocolate and it was delicious.

Location: Balgüe

Day 10 - 13 Mar 2022

Playa Mangos

Balgüe, Playa Mangos

Content: Our final stop of the day was Mangos beach. When we got there it started raining so we didn't really have the best beach weather. It was still a beautiful spot. There's a bar so it's a nice place to have a drink and it's also known to be the best sunset spot in the island.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 11 - 14 Mar 2022

San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur

Content: Travel Day 1. Ferry back to San Jorge 2. Taxi to Rivas 3. Taxi collectivo to San Juan del Sur

Location: Municipal de San Juan del Sur

Day 11 - 14 Mar 2022

Ding Repair Cafe

Municipal de San Juan del Sur, Ding Repair Cafe

Content: I arrived to San Juan del Sur around midday and decided to eat lunch in town before taking a shuttle to my hostel. Cute cafe place with vegan options available. I went for the typical Nica plate.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 11 - 14 Mar 2022

Hush Maderas

San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas

Content: For the first two nights I treated myself in a bit more luxurious hostel. Hush has a beautiful location up in the hill so you get stunning views over the Pacific Ocean. There's also a restaurant and the breakfast is included in the room rate.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 12 - 15 Mar 2022

Hush Maderas

San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas

Content: Enjoyed these super fluffy banana pancakes with a view. And had a chill morning in the hostel while taking some photos for IG.

Location: Municipal de San Juan del Sur

Day 12 - 15 Mar 2022

Playa Maderas

Municipal de San Juan del Sur, Playa Maderas

Content: In the afternoon I walked down to the beach to have a swim and read my book.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 12 - 15 Mar 2022

Hush Maderas

San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas

Content: In the evening I enjoyed watching the sunset back at the hostel.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 13 - 16 Mar 2022

Hush Maderas

San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas
San Juan del Sur, Hush Maderas

Content: Another chill day at the hostel. For the breakfast I had the typical Nica plate and afterwards I spent the day by the pool chilling and reading a book.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 14 - 17 Mar 2022

Saltwater Hostel

San Juan del Sur, Saltwater Hostel
San Juan del Sur, Saltwater Hostel

Content: Today I changed hostels to stay in the town of San Juan del Sur. Salt water hostel is a nice one with good common areas, a shared kitchen but there's also an affordable restaurant in case you don't want to cook your own meals. The hostel is close to the center and the beach is just in a 5 minute walking distance.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 15 - 18 Mar 2022

San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur

Content: Today I just spent the day cooking at the hostel, going to the beach and enjoyed my last sunset in Nicaragua.

Location: San Juan del Sur

Day 16 - 19 Mar 2022

San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur, San Juan del Sur

Content: Adiós Nicaragua! During these two weeks I totally fell in love with the country. So many beautiful places to visit from volcanoes to Caribbean beaches. Also as a solo female traveler I felt safe during all of my trip. So I can totally recommend Nicaragua for anyone else too. If you have any questions, feel free to message me on Instagram @emilias_travelstories