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Nicaraguan Islands

Postcard views and relaxing at Caribbean Corn islands (Big corn & Little corn) and living in a spiritual community at Ometepe, an island located in Lake Nicaragua.

by natasjaAbout Me:curious traveler and number one fan of the nature of our planet read more

North AmericaNicaragua44 days / May - June 2022

Highs & Lows

Cheap, beautiful islands and still very authentic.

In june you have a lot of rain so take a rain jacket.

Itinerary Overview

I traveled for 8 weeks in Nicaragua and I can tell you it is a beautiful country. In the north you will find mountains, waterfalls and lush untouched nature. There are nice colonial cities with typical buildings, parks and a lot of history. The country isn’t developed that much, so it is quite normal if you see a horse and carriage passing by in the city center. In general it is a cheap country to travel what is ideal for a backpacker and that you can see in the most places. Luckily I spend the most of my time on the islands of Nicaragua and especially at the corn islands there was not so much tourism at the moment I was there. On Ometepe there is more tourism. I didn’t notice much from it because at Inanitah, a spiritual community, you are only surrounded with nature and beautiful views around.

  • 14 Nights: Corn Islands
    Postcard views, white beaches, clear water, friendly people, diving
  • 30 Nights: Ometepe
    Reconnect with nature and yourself. Living in a spiritual community. Yoga and other activities. Permaculture.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    If I had more time I would go to Popoyo for surfing.

  • How was the food?

    visit the local restaurants

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Take a rain jacket during rainy season.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Chicken bus is cheap and brings you to the spot.

Lodging

  • Elsa's cabañas & restaurant Great location directly on the beach, clean, it has a shared kitchen. The owner is really sweet and helpfull. They even give is a free coconut daily. We payed 15 dollar for a cabaña for 3 people.

  • Inanitah an earth based spiritual community located on volcano Maderas with stunning views and wild nature. Everything is open and build with natural material. Option to stay in a tent, dorm or private cabaña. Vegan food is included and really tasty. Minimum stay is 2 weeks.