It's wonderful to see Nicaragua at last getting the recognition it deserves as a truly fabulous travel destination. We have always enjoyed our visits to Nicaragua over the years, the glorious places where we have been able to spend time, the many people we have met and the many friends we have made.
This trip includes some of Nicaragua's many highlights: the fine colonial cities of Leon and Granada, Lake Nicaragua itself, the stunning Ometepe Island with its spectacular twin volcanoes. On a smaller scale we have been able to include villages that show the life of the Nicaraguan countryside, its history and cultures, two very different nature reserves, the quietness of the Solentiname archipelago, with its folk-art communities, and even the quirky town of El Castillo that guarded the San Juan river in Nelson's day.
We couldn't fit all this in a two week trip and also include some time at the beach. If you do have some more time, then there are some wonderful places on the Pacific coast, mostly to the north of San Juan del Sur. There are new boutique hotels and barefoot resorts, and a scattering of small beachfront lodges. You could also consider the idyllic and very very simple Corn Islands, or the ultra-high end Calala Island - both in the Caribbean.
This itinerary is just a suggestion. Everything can be tailor-made to suit you. Just pick up the phone and call us to talk through the options.