My 5 favorite things to do in Nicaragua

Nicaragua_chicken_busNicaragua is one of those places that still has not been visited by all your friends and family. A great country for backpackers due to the cheap prices of public transport, local food and beers, but mainly a beautiful place to visit because it is such an adventurous destination with great surroundings and very friendly people.

There are plenty of things to do in Nicaragua that can keep you busy during a visit, but the great part of it is that over here you can still get of the beaten track and go with the flow of the locals.

Prepare yourself to eating a lot of rice and beans, getting whistled at non-stop if you’re a woman, seeing many beautiful birds anywhere you go, going out to party for six dollars all night, taking chicken-buses, seeing smoking volcanoes in the background and amazing surf beaches you just can’t get enough off. Here is a top 5 of things I loved doing in Nicaragua. more!

Mysterious Bull sharks and a smoking volcano at Ometepe


At ten in the morning I left San Juan del Sur with the local chicken bus to Rivas, which costs NC $25. After arriving at Rivas I bargained for a taxi ride to San Jorge, which I took for NC $150, but not knowing I was sharing the taxi. I only wanted to pay 50 Cordobas per person after the ride, since there were three of us and we shared the service, but the taxi driver was not reasonable at all and expected us to pay NR $150 each. I was pissed off, but hey, the journey continued. At San Jorge I had to take a ferry at 12 o’clock to get to the island of Ometepe. The price for the one hour and ten minutes ferry ride was NC $70, but on the ticket it actually said 69. I felt like today was not a fare day for my wallet, which was just a principals thing. more!