I’m currently in Nicaragua for the second time in the last three years, and I must admit that not much has changed in my experience, to my delight. This time I’m along with Conni of Planet Backpack because we launched our online course that is the ultimate for German bloggers! It’s a little more sluggish here. It’s a little slower here. In Central America everything is actually more sluggish, but in Nicaragua it’s that time is sometimes slowed down. You sometimes need an hour to be the only patron in the restaurant, until you can get your freshly prepared juice and dinner. You can’t trust the hours of opening, they are open and shut whenever they want and whenever there’s business to be done. Every decision is created with a feeling. That’s the thing that makes this country unique. The idea that everything is achievable, but there is no requirement…

There are several places to discover and learn more about this place. So, if you’re visiting and taking flights from Orlando to Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, then take a stroll of the entire city and find out what’s hidden in those tiny bustling streets. Also, book your tickets with Lowest Flight Fare to avail impressive deals.

Nicaragua, The new Costa Rica!

It’s what they are saying at the moment, they say that Nicaragua has become the next Costa Rica. I’ve read in numerous international publications that it’s a rising destination. It’s a destination where only dedicated and experienced travelers who are willing to put their bags can be able to make it, they write. It is clear that some journalists who wrote the articles were behind a desk or cubicle. While the infrastructure isn’t as good as in the neighboring countries that are already very americanized I think that Nicaragua is also a country for the less experienced backpackers and should be included in your bucket list!


Nicaragua is a paradise, with everything you’ll need and plenty that you do not! Nicaragua is home to a stunning beach with perfect waves, Caribbean Islands, the best Rum available and a warm, welcoming population. But it also has a significant amount of crime, and poor food and very little money!

Travel Security: Nicaragua and Crime

The moment you step into Central America, everybody probably thinks of the number of crimes first, and how corrupt everything seems, and this is often the case when you travel without the brain’s cells. It is crucial to pay attention to your surroundings and adhere to certain rules for traveling with confidence in Nicaragua

Taking a Taxi in Nicaragua:

On the outside of Managua, there shouldn’t be any issues. But, in Managua, you must be extremely cautious using taxis from the street side of the road. If you need to travel within Managua (I do not know the reason why) use a taxi that is located near the hotels. The majority of hotels have taxis. Instead, use the official taxis that use radios and their drivers are wearing red white shirts. There are times when taxi drivers join criminal gangs and take tourists to dangerous areas where they are victimized and taken hostage. If you are able, make sure you travel in a partner!

After sunset: Don’t walk by yourself!

At sunset, it is best to avoid walking around in groups. As the sun sets, the crime rate increases all over the world. Three years ago, I was able to escape from a robbery during the late night when strolling down towards the shoreline located in San Juan Del Sur after drinking with a group of friends. The robbery didn’t happen, however, it could have been our own fault. We fell down the road and evidently showed that we were drunk and would not be able to defend ourselves.

What are the most important things to consider when I travel to Nicaragua?

Passports as well as other valuable items in a secure place (In your list of things to pack and always carry the padlock) and separate your money within your wallets. Never have bigger sums of money in the one of your pockets. This way, you’ll never be able to prove the fact that you’re carrying the same amount when you pay bills. Better to keep a large amount of cordobas divided into four pockets, with 250 cordobas instead of having a large amount of cash in one of your pockets!

Are women safe to travel in Nicaragua?

I’d say yes! It’s as safe as other countries of South America or Central America. There are a few factors to consider. It is best to read this article written from Tanja about travel safety for solo Women traveling alone in South America!

There are many things to see and do in Nicaragua, The Best Things you can do in Nicaragua!

Nicaragua Unicada… unique! That’s the official tourism slogan of the country, and they’re correct! Nicaragua truly is exceptional and distinctive, and I can’t say enough about it, but the branding appears like it was designed in the 90s. This is the way Nicaragua is like. It’s slow, and it appears like you’re travelling through the past. It’s like time has been slow for a while!

Things to do Things to Do in San Juan Del Sur

In the southern region of Nicaragua near the border of Costa Rica you will find San Juan Del Sur. It was once an unimportant, sleepy fishing town, and is now the center of surfing tourism within Nicaragua. It is home to plenty of hostels, hotels and makes a substantial profit from tourism. The area surrounding San Juan Del Sur is well-known for its great surfing breaks, which are ideal for yoga, surfing and parties. Your private paradise that you’ve been seeking!


In San Juan Del Sur you are able to easily reach surf spots like Playa Hermosa and Playa Maderas in which you can learn to surf. Renting a board for surfing costs around 10 dollars a day, or 50 Dollars for one month. Most of the waves are shoulder-high. Great for intermediates and beginners. In the backcountry, you can quickly mountain bicycle on the first day of the week. In the afternoon, it will simply become too hot. A few shops in town provide mountain bikes, bicycles and quads. It is also possible to pedal or hike up to the second-largest Jesus staue anywhere in the world, from which you can enjoy an amazing view of the Amazon region! For more ideas on the things you can do and see in San Juan Del Sur, you should check out the 100 things to do in San Juan Del Sur! San Juan Del Sur is the perfect place to start your Nicaragua vacation. It’s among the most expensive spots in the world, but the more you travel here, the less expensive everything gets, and you’ll slowly be acquainted with the people, culture also!

Isla Ometepe

In San Juan Del Sur you need to take a trip through Isla Ometepe. You can use on the Chicken Bus from the Market or take a taxi ride with other travellers to Rivas. From there, you could catch a ferry ride between San Jorge to Moyogalpa on Ometepe Island. The journey takes approximately 60 minutes, and the ferry are scheduled to run all of the time. The cost is between 2 and 3 dollars per person. There is also the option of traveling between Granada towards Ometepe and then from Ometepe to Granada via ferry. I haven’t done it yet, but it’s just 4 hours and is priced at 4 dollars for each individual (1st class 9 dollars). The ferry departs Ometepe at Algracia!

Isla Ometepe has a lot to provide. It’s located near the center of Nicaragua lake. It is made up of two volcanoes. It has a very poor infrastructure. After arriving in the area, you can choose to get a taxi, or the bus to transport you across the island. I suggest that you hire a motorbike, quad, or horse when you’ve arrived at your lodging for a more enjoyable exploration of the island. You must certainly explore the volcano and go towards The Ojo de Agua, a natural spring that is clean and has water. I was staying with The Landing Hostelnear the port, and also at the Monkey Island Hotel. Both were excellent. Both were fantastic. The Landing Hostel is located closer than the Ojo de Agua on the northern end of the island’s western side. Monkey Island is on the southern side. Monkey Island is located on the southern end of the island’s eastern side, closer to the entry point of the volcano.


To the north of Managua there is the former capital Leon. Leon is the home of the intellect of the nation and is home to one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. “Without those students there wouldn’t be many businesses here” my cab driver stated while driving me to Leon in the direction of Las Penitas, a small beach town located 20 kilometers to the town. When other cities go to sleep when the sun goes down, Leon really starts to become lively. Many bars will blast loud music and students gather to play pool, chat or have a party! The Bigfoot Hostel is the largest and most well-known accommodation in Leon, and also the first to introduce volcano boarding a few years ago!

Las Penitas

This tiny town is my own version of nicaraguan paradise and is truly off The Path. It’s located on a long beach, and is just 20 kilometers from Leon. It’s not much to do around Las Penitas, except to relax or surf, eat drink, and just enjoy the beach. There are a handful of hotels, hostels Bed and Breakfasts, and a couple of restaurants on the beach.


The ambience is simply amazing. It is a must-visit for a relaxing time and not want to go through the most. Visit here to cleanse and find your inner little. Rooms for singles start around 20 dollars. If you’re traveling with a group of people, you can rent a room for 10 dollars or fewer. It is possible to take long walks along the beaches and if you love to surf or are looking to learn how to surf, you’ll enjoy this beach even more than San Juan Del Sur. There aren’t many people at the beach, and often you’ll get the waves completely to your own. There’s no need to be concerned about having hitting another surfer! If you’re looking to relax or do some work, You’ll be happy here. I’m sure that you’ll be thinking about the state of the internet. I’ll discuss his in a moment… Keep going!

Take some time to explore the splendid attractions of this place, and make your trip worthwhile. While booking your flights to Managua, don’t just fool around restaurants and tall buildings. Instead, take a good note of what’s under the table.