Nicaragua was an active stay for us and we soon discovered there was plenty to see and do in the country. We decided to follow the Pacific side of the country and spent 17 days there in total.

For where we stayed and our budget view our Nicaragua route page.

For photos of our time there and the places we saw see below:


Leon: El Calvario church facade

Leon: La Recoleccion church

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Las Penitas

Las Penitas: the surf

Las Penitas: the bay and entry to the lagoon

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Granada: view of La Calzada

Granada: colours of buildings

Granada: Xalteva church and plaza

Granada: city panorama from La Merced church

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Cocoa and Plantain plantations

Cocoa tour: view of Mombacho volcano

Cocoa tour: cocoa pods on trees

Cocoa tour: fields of plantain

Cocoa tour: hot springs

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Laguna de Apoyo

Laguna de Apoyo: ready to relax

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Mombacho volcano crater

Mombacho tour: view of Masaya volcano

Mombacho tour: view of Laguna de Apoyo

Mombacho tour: view of isletas

Mombacho tour: view of Granada

Mombacho tour: view of Granada and Lake Nicaragua

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Ometepe island

Ometepe island: playa Santo Domingo and Maderas volcano

Ometepe island: local shop in a bus

Lake Nicaragua: view of the Mombacho volcano

Lake Nicaragua: view of the Concepcion volcano

Lake Nicaragua: sunset over the lake

Ometepe island: leaving the island, ferry Moyogalpa to San Jorge

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Playa Maderas

Playa Maderas: surf breaking on the rocks

Playa Maderas

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