Best of Nicaragua’s Northwest Coast
- Where to Go
- The Best of Nicaragua
- Nicaragua’s Best Surfing
- Hiking Nicaragua’s Ring of Fire
- Nicaraguan Arts & Crafts
- Nicaragua’s Great Green North
- Sportfishing in Nicaragua
- Down the Río San Juan
- Nicaragua’s Celebrations & Fiestas
- Volunteering in Nicaragua
- Diving & Snorkeling in Nicaragua
- Managua’s Revolutionary Driving Tour
Leon’s Museums: Begin your art immersion at La Casa de Cultura and then continue around the corner to the fabulous Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz-Gurdián.
Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro: Whether you go sitting down on a toboggan or standing up on a modified snowboard, hurling yourself down a steep pitch of tiny black pebbles on an active volcano is a scream.
Las Ruinas de León Viejo: As old as Nicaragua’s colonial history, this legitimate archaeological dig exposes the bones of Spain’s earliest settlement.
Las Peñitas Beach: Relaxing and peaceful accommodations at the ocean’s edge all offer easy access to the impressive Isla Juan Venado.
Padre Ramos Wetlands Reserve: If you’re into isolated beaches and protected bird-filled estuaries, the bouncy trip north is worth it.
© Randall Wood & Joshua Berman from Moon Nicaragua, 4th Edition