Hello, I'll be in the San Juan area in mid-March, does anyone know if it possible to do some whale/dolphin watching tours via boat? Is it fairly easy to do and find them?
Also we were interested in visiting some turtles but may be the wrong time of year.. however we heard La Flor Beach Reserve offers year round turtle releases, is that true? Or do you know where we may be able to do some turtle watching?
Appreciate any time you can spare!
Is there daily bus travel from San Jorge to San Carlos? I will be on Ometepe and want to go to San Carlos, down the Río San Juan and return to Granada. Are buses frequent, daily?
I am travelling to Nicaragua mid January, solo female,my flight arrives late so I have arranged hotel with pickup in Managua and I plan on doing the typical gringo trail.My question is this - do I
-A- stay overnight in Managua,next day take microbus from UCA to Leon (safe?) then make my way to Grenada , Omepete, SJDS .... or
-B- when I arrive at airport go straight to Grenada to overnight,then do Omepete, SJDS, Leon........also keep in mind I want to hit up Corn islands and wasn't sure when I should do that....right away after arriving or later on in trip?I have 28 days total to burn.
My husband and I will be travelling to Nicaragua for one week in March - arriving midday on a Saturday and leaving midday the following Saturday - six full days/seven nights total.
We are trying to come up with an itinerary so that we can book accommodations in advance. We would definitely like to stay in León, hike a nearby volcano and either do a day trip to Las Peñitas or possibly stay there for one night. We are also interested in several sights around Granada, but we are not interested in Granada itself at all. We've done a lot of reading and based on our past travel experience, it doesn't sound like somewhere we need/want to spend any time in.
Here is exactly what we would like to do:
- Kayak around Las Isletas
- Go for a dip and relax in Laguna de Apoyo
- Visit Volcán Mombacho and do one of the hikes
León and Around
- Explore the city, see the cathedral and art gallery
- Relax in the city (cool bars/cafes)
- Hike/day trip to one of the nearby volcanoes
- Get a good amount of beach time at Las Peñitas (try surfing lessons, relax on beach)
- Possibly stay one night at Las Peñitas to be able to fully relax and enjoy the sunset
Given the time that we have (7 nights, 6 full days, and two half days), how would you suggest we split up our time? How long will we need in Granada to see those specific things? Should we use Granada as a base or should we be staying somewhere else, possibly at one of the accommodations at Laguna de Apoyo?
We want this to be more of a mellow trip so don't want to spend all of our time moving between destinations (even knowing that the distances aren't long).
Thank you very much!
I'm travelling Nicaragua alone from January to March 2015..
I'm 26 y/o, female, and pretty new to travelling. I'm laidback, want to hit up Granada, Leon, and Ometepe Island, hike some volcanos and choose the most cost efficient way. Would love to travel with someone around my age for a bit. Any takers..email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was thinking about going to La Flor Natural Reserve to see turtles. For what I read, the best chances to spot turtles are at night. If I go during the day, will I see turtles too?
Estabamos pensando en ir a la reserva La Flor (cerca de San Juan del Sur) para ver tortugas. Por lo que veo, las mejores oportunidades de ver tortugas son de noche. pero si vamos de dia, veremos tortugas?
Despite the traveler's account above of the trip from San CArlos to Managua by bus, does anyone have more info in the opposite direction? I need to travel to San Carlos on Saturday, January 17, stay overnight in San Carlos and catch a boat across the border the next day - at 10.30am, I believe.
Does anyone have a schedule for the bus trip and the border crossing?
Would so much appreciate it!
Is there a hospital and what is its name? Should I be concerned about my son getting sick form water or food. Should he get Malaria pills? or Typhoid vaccination? Nervous mom thanks!
What is the best way to travel from Leon to Granada? I understand that the bus goes via Managua, which seems a long way round. I have asked about a private shuttle, but it is very expensive. We are 2 people and will be travelling in January.
Also interested in advice about travel from Granada to San Jose, in Costa Rica.
I am traveling to Nicaragua for three weeks (oct 10th to nov 1) but arriving/leaving from Liberia Costa Rica. Do you think it will be a better experience to travel by foot or rent a car? I will be alone for the first week and with a brother for the following two weeks. We plan on surfing a lot, volcano hiking and chilling.
Is it safe to travel to managua for 3 days? I heard there was a war there or something. I will be at Seminole Plaza Hotel.
We, Henriet Richard and Julius 6 years old from The Netherlands are planning our holliday 2015.
Nicaragua is also on our wichlist.
We are looking for accomedation all over Nicaragua . we want to do a round trip 28 days.
A little hut, stay with a family, even a hammock ect ect no problem as long as it is hygienic/clean and safe.
Also ideas about what ti see and do are welcome.
How safe is nicaragua to visit with chilren?
where can I buy a high-lumen sports headlamp in Managua?
Are there any travel adviseries due health and wellfare of visiters
Arriving in Managua via the TICA BUS in May for 4 days. Need hotel that is convenient, relatively close to bus terminal and downtown, in price range of US$50-80. Any suggestions? Thanks
Hi there, new to the community and looking for some insight. I'm planning on visiting Nicaragua in the fall and was wondering if anyone had any advice for things to look for/avoid. Help is much appreciated.
Do I have to make a reservation for the busses or can you just take a bus on the day you want to travel and between wich times I can take a bus?
Or is it even possible to buy a cheapish mobile phone only for SMS and national phone calls. I will arrive from Costa Rica and stay for a week or so in the region before heading north.
When I got to Nicaragua next summer I would like to make a guided city tour. I have been in Nicaragua twice but never in Managua. About 8 years ago I met someone that ran this business: citytoursmanagua.com/rutasgu....
I don’t remember his name and the e-mail adress isn’t working. The agencies I found in the internet don’t seem to make tours of this kind he made. Shall I instead rent a taxi for a few hours? But I would also like to go to markets and walk the city.
My niece went to Nicaragua on mission trip. Going through customs she said was very scary they were going through their luggage and taking stuff. Does this really happen. Im planning to visit SJDS next year. Now im scared of airport and driving around. Should I be.
Does any one know if there is a form of transportation from guanacaste costa Rica to california? Prefer not to fly and am interested in a train. Does anyone have any answered?
I 'm travelling solo to Central America in March, flying to San Hose, and consider for later to enter Nicaragua from there, for a week - ten day trip -I have just started researching via forum and soon guidebooks.
Could you suggest some nice spots to visit in Nicaragua, mostly half south part of the country, at low budget levels of comfort?
Resorts and travel companies, are out of the question…
My interests would be beaches, culture, villages, forest, volcanoes… well, maybe too ambitious for backpacking? We’ll see…
I 'll move around with public transport, stay at simple hotels/ hostels, walk around cities and villages, have some daytrips to nature from there, possibly on our own with other travelers, or with the help of a local guide .
Safety is a concern for me also, as a solo traveller. When backpacking you are exposed more openly to the situations of real life around you, and Nicaragua has some discouraging statistics on those....
Many thanks, happy travels to all!
I am interested in taking the ferry from Altagracia to Granada. The schedule indicates that the ferry leaves Friday at 24:00 (midnight). Would this mean Thurs night/Friday morning or Friday night/Saturday morning. I'm slightly confused as 24:00 is not actually used in military time. Thanks for helping!
HI - this is a long shot I guess but I am eager to see as many as I can and most of the usual means of transportation are not possible for me. I don't drive, and physical problems/age make scooters and bicycles out of the question. I am an older American woman, mostly agreeable to have around, an educated and sensitive person. I am currently in Granada and will be around for the next few weeks, so I thought I would give this a try. Thanks, Jean
HI - I know that there is not a lot of these in Nicaragua. I am currently in Granada, I have visited the San Francisco museum and will visit Mimuseo when it reopens on Tuesday; I am still figuring out how to get to Ometepe without a car. To see the archeological site there is it better to leave from Rivas or Granada? I have seen that there are a few things in Esteli and I read a really interesting but ten years old article - reproduced many times but there is no followup I can find - about this important site near Kurkra Hill (Bluefields) on the coast. After 2003 there does not seem to be any information about continuing research, or visits. It is certainly not on the tourist route! Any information or ideas are appreciated. Thanks, Jean
Hi - I am in trouble with air tickets because of last minute decision making (nothing new) - Flying from the States to Managua in a week or so, the situation is horrible. It would be simpler and cheaper - although still a bit of a struggle - to fly into El Salvador and then take a bus. Any ideas on which company? I do know about the Tica Bus but I dont know if can reserve a seat online, that could be risky. Any advice? thanks, Jean
Hi, we are planning a family trip to Las Penitas in January. -Family with 2 teenagers. We like to get some information on horsebackriding in Las Penitas. I can't seem to find any information on places or prices or any set-ups with horses. - Only says that Hotels will arrange something. Is there any place you can ride that also has rooms to stay in?
There isn't by any chance a sea-doo (jet-ski) rental?
Thank you for giving us any kind of information!
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