An enriching experience both in discovery of local nature and in social exchange !
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North America22 days / May 2022
Highs & Lows
The beauty of the landscapes (jungle, volcanoes, beach...) despite a very poor country trying to recover from the civil war
Being a blonde tourist (Nicaraguans don't know respect and limits sometimes...)
Nicaragua was a country in strong tourist development just before the 2018 war. The country is struggling to recover but tourism is picking up and it is for our greatest pleasure because (from what I have seen), this country is absolutely beautiful! The locals are for the most part all kind and want to have real discussions (important to have a not too bad level of Spanish...).
A very hot climate everywhere (especially just before the rainy season), little or no altitude in the cities, roads not completely finished but a rather well done transport service !
Without any organization, I let myself be guided by the locals to discover a part of this country and fell in love with it.
The simplicity and the desire of the locals to connect to my universe and learn new things (like English!)
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would have rented a scooter to make the most of every corner of the ometepe island, and I would have stayed longer to acclimatize to the heat and then climbed the volcanoes !
How was the food?
- Los chinitos in Léon : a buffet restaurant for 50/70 quetzal with a full plate ! - The garden cafe in Granada : a little high price but excellent breakfasts - El Burrito Loco in Granada : the best burrito in the country for really cheap !
What tips would you give a friend?
Negotiate all prices, buses, activities (unless organized) taxis, markets...
Rain jacket even before the rainy season, Lavender essential oil for mosquito bites or other insects.
The country is well served by chicken buses, for the less patient, many shuttles are available (faster but for a much higher price)