By Elizabeth Perkins
Sixth Edition, December 2015
Price: $21.99 USD
Price: $14.99 USD
This full-color guide to Nicaragua includes vibrant photos and maps to help with trip planning. Nicaragua expert Elizabeth Perkins 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. Perkins also offers detailed itinerary ideas, as well as experienced, firsthand advice on renting surf gear, studying Spanish, and strolling down the colonial streets of Granada and Leòn. Moon Nicaragua gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable travel experience.
What’s inside Moon Nicaragua
Enjoy the very best of Nicaragua with these itineraries:
- The Best of Nicaragua
- Hiking the Ring of Fire
- The Great Green North
- Down the Río San Juan
Explore what Nicaragua has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Managua and Vicinity
- Granada and Masaya
- La Isla de Ometepe and San Juan del Sur including Rivas, Tola and Popoyo, as well as Peñas Blancas and the Costa Rica border
- León and the Volcanic Cordillera including Chinandega, the Northwest Coast and Cosigüina Peninsula
- Estelí and the Segovias including Estelí, Somoto, and Ocotal
- The Matagalpa and Jinotega Highlands including The road to Matagalpa, Matagalpa City, and Jinotega
- Chontales and the Nicaraguan Cattle Country including Boaco and Juigalpa
- Solentiname and the Río San Juan including San Carlos, The Solentiname Islands, and Down the Río San Juan
- Bluefields and the Corn Islands including Bluefields, Big Corn Island, and Little Corn Island
- Puerto Cabezas and the Río Coco including Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas), Waspám and the Río Coco, and the Mining Triangle
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook
Elizabeth Perkins was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She started traveling in 2008 when she spent a semester studying in the Dominican Republic. Four years later, to the surprise of her loved ones, she packed up and moved to Managua to begin working as a member of the International Team of Witness for Peace (WFP), a grassroots organization committed to developing peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas. As a first-time visitor to Central America, she faced a steep learning curve, but she has since mastered the public bus system and developed a soft spot for Nicaragua’s crazy capital city.
During her time with WFP, Elizabeth studied the ways in which U.S. policy impacts Nicaragua and Honduras over time and regularly contributed to the organization’s blog and advocacy efforts. Along with the rest of the International Team, she also facilitated delegations from the United States who came to learn about the relationship between the two countries.
When she’s not traveling, you can find Elizabeth doing yoga, cooking, teaching her Nicaraguan dog commands in English, or reading a good book in a hammock.