Two Days in the Colorful City of Granada, Nicaragua

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After spending a quick but relaxing two days on Ometepe, it was time to hit the mainland again and hop on a taxi that would take us to Granada. Once we arrived in Nicaragua, I made a list of the places I wanted to visit, and Granada was the last one to check off my list. We arrived in the early afternoon, which gave us almost an extra day in Granada! I wasn’t sure how long the taxi from the hotel in Ometepe to the port, the ferry and the taxi to Granada were going to be, so the only …

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The Ultimate Guide to Relax on Ometepe, Nicaragua

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I have a confession to make. Chris and I aren’t the most adventurous people. We can be lazy. That’s why when we decided to visit the island of Ometepe, I didn’t plan any volcano hikes or long kayak rides. We would go to a remote hotel and just… enjoy life. So if you’re in need of some down time during your trip to Nicaragua, slowing down on Ometepe is probably the easiest. Just follow these steps! Book a few nights at the Hacienda Merida hotel Enjoy the 1h ride to the hotel Check in Find a hammock to lay in Relax …

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5 Things You Can’t Miss In León, Nicaragua

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Not sure what you should do on your next trip to León, Nicaragua? If you’ve only got a couple of days in the city, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. Even though I could have stayed longer in this beautiful city, I staying for three nights and four days was more than enough. Here are the things you shouldn’t miss during your trip! 1. Volcano Boarding / Hike Cerro Negro Volcano boarding is not something you’ll find anywhere else in the world. It’s not very expensive, gives you the opportunity to hike a cool volcano and you get the adrenaline …

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Exploring León: A Trip Back To The Colonial Era

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The main reason Chris and I wanted to go to León was to go volcano boarding. Other than that, we didn’t’ have much plans and expectations. We knew León was a pretty big city with a very popular cathedral, but we didn’t expect to actually fall in love with the city like that! León is a university city with batidos (smoothies) restaurants at every corner and the cheapest comedors I’ve been to. It has a pretty young crowd and a lot of food to try. But that’s not it: the city center itself is beautiful, with tons of churches and colonial …

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Rum Tasting in León: A Visit at the Flor De Caña Factory

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There isn’t a rum that is more popular in Nicaragua then the Flor de Caña. It’s everywhere. For real. So when we decided to do a short trip to Leon, we thought it would be great to stop at the factory and learn more about the national rum! After all, we did a trip to a tequila factory last year in Mexico and loved it. So after an exhausting day climbing a volcano twice, tasting rum and walking around a factory seemed like a great plan. We booked our tour with the Lazybones hostel (even though we weren’t staying there) …

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