Moon Spotlight Granada & San Juan del Sur
Including La Isla de Ometepe
By Amber Dobrzensky
Moon Spotlight Granada & San Juan del Sur is a 101-page compact guide that combines Nicaragua’s best culture and history with outdoor recreation. Nicaragua expert Amber Dobrzensky offers her firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, hotels, food, and transportation, making navigating these exciting destinations uncomplicated and enjoyable.
This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Nicaragua.
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 WorldReviewer.com. 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.
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