Wow, Nicaragua is stunning! I had wonderful 1 1/2 months in this country. My time was so diverse - people, food, cities, beaches, an island, volcanos ...
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North America11 days / October 2022
Highs & Lows
Absolutely loved Yuca and Plantain Chips! Just buy them from the various street vendors
As a woman or female presenting person you need to be prepared for a lot of catcalling
Before Nicaragua I was in Honduras and took a direct shuttle from La Ceiba to Leon in Nicaragua. I stayed there for a few nights and went to Granada the first time, after that I went surfing in San Juan del Sur, I came back to Granada the second time and after had awesome days on Isla Ometepe. I ended my nicaraguan travels in Popoyo at the beach. I got around just with local transportation and mostly ate street food - both super affordably and perfect for budget traveling. The variety of food you could buy as a vegetarian was limited, but luckily the mercados and supermercados provide a lot of different products, so I could enjoy some wholesome, diverse meals.
Nicaragua's coast definitely has to offer a lot more of nice beaches and surfing spots, best to be traveled with motorbike as public transport is not the best in these areas. A few friends also told me about the beauty of the Caribbean islands Little and Big Corn.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
If possible, not travel during rainy season as it was raining every afternoon or evening. And I would also visit the Caribbean islands of Nicaragua (big and little corn)
Anything go wrong during the trip?
Got touched inappropriately by a man on the chicken bus and had to deal with a lot of catcalling.
How was the food?
The Garden Cafe for Coffee and pastries in Granada, Banana Burger in Granada, Comedor Isla Bonita on Ometepe
Rain Jacket if you travel during rainy season, mosquito repellent
Local buses are the cheapest option but take some time. Tika Bus provides passages from Managua to a few locations in the country and to the borders
Leon is not completely white, it's just the top of the cathedral