Moon Nicaragua

Fifth Edition, February 2013
Pages: 480

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612383569

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612385501

Nicaragua expert Amber Dobrzensky teaches travelers how to best experience the wonders of this Central American destination, from hanging out on the Pacific beaches of San Juan del Sur and shopping for crafts in Masaya to partaking in the ever-evolving nightlife of Managua. Dobrzensky also offers detailed itinerary ideas, such as The 21-Day Best of Nicaragua, Hiking the Ring of Fire, and The Great Green North. Including experienced, firsthand advice on renting surf gear, studying Spanish, and strolling down the old colonial streets of Granada and Leòn, Moon Nicaragua gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Nicaragua

Enjoy the very best of Nicaragua with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Nicaragua
    • Surf’s Up
    • The Great Green North
    • Down the Río San Juan
    • Extreme NicAdventures
    • Hiking the Ring of Fire
Explore what Nicaragua has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Managua and Vicinity
    • Granada and Vicinity
    • Masaya and the Pueblos Blancos including Masaya City and Vicinity and The Pueblos Blancos, and Carazo
    • La Isla de Ometepe, Rivas, and Vicinity
    • San Juan del Sur and the Southwest Coast including Beahces South of San Juan del Sur, Beaches North of San Juan del Sur, Tola and Pacific Beaches, Guasacate and Popoyo, Peñas Blancas and the Costa Rica Border
    • León and the Volcanic Lowlands including León and Vicinity, Chinandega and Vicinity, Northwest Coast and Cosigüina Peninsula
    • Estelí and the Segovias including Estelí and Vicinity, Ocotal and Vicinity, and Somoto
    • The Matagalpa and Jinotega Highlands including The road to Matagalpa, Matagalpa City, East of Matagalpa, Jinotega City, and The Frontier: beyond Jinotega
    • Chontales and the Nicaraguan Cattle Country including Boaco, Juigalpa, and Nueva Guinea
    • Solentiname and the Río San Juan including San Carlos, The Solentiname Islands, Near San Carlos, and Down the Río San Juan
    • Bluefields and the Corn Islands including Bluefields and Vicinity, Big Corn Island, and Little Corn Island
    • Puerto Cabezas and the Río Coco including Puerto Cabezas, Waspám and the Río Coco, Siuna and the Mining Triangle
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook

Amber Dobrzensky first visited Nicaragua in early 1999, traveling down from North America just a few months after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country. She spent six months there teaching English and toiling on the construction of a rural medical clinic. As a side project, she spent another month filming and researching an educational documentary on the distribution of international aid in the wake of the hurricane.

Amber eventually returned to Central America on assignment and settled in Managua, where she has lived for the last four years. After revisiting all of the sites she became familiar with on her first journey to Nicaragua, she is now getting to know the remote corners she didn’t see the first time around.

Amber has worked in London as a web editor for Distinct’ive Records and She is also a contributor to the Nicaragua Dispatch, a writer and editor for Hecho Magazine, and a former contributing writer and researcher for Rough Guides, covering Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. When she’s not writing, Amber can be found organizing creative workshops for young Nicaraguans, or trying to catch some waves at the beach.