You don’t have to go far for a little bit of adventure. Horseback ride on the beach, check out the tide pools, hike up the hill that overlooks the beach or take a Panga boat ride to fish and surf.
City & Adventure Tours
- City of Leon (1 hr drive): Visit the city of Leon where you can check out the Cathedral, central square, History Museum, Museum of Myths and Legends, partake in Salsa dancing (Thursdays at El Olla Quemada), visit one of the only surf shops in the country (Get Up Stand Up) and get some good eats! Combine with Sand Boarding a Volcano or visiting a Rum Factory (another 45 min drive).
- City of Granada (2 hr drive): Visit the city of Granada where you can check out the Cathedral, central square, Art Gallery, Chocolate Museum, a cafe that has the largest hammock in Nicaragua (Cafe de las Sonrisas), enjoy a wonderful meal or get a massage (Mansion de Chocolate). Combine with Zip Lining or hiking a Volcano, seeing lava at night or visiting one of the largest local markets (another 30 min drive).
- Cities of Esteli & Matagalpa (4 hr drive) : Pass through city of Esteli stopping at Pullasos Ole for a great steak and Maracuya dessert and check out the town center. Continue on up to Matagalpa where you can stay at a quaint bed and breakfast and have a night out in a great city that escapes the heat. In the morning do a chocolate tour at El Castillo de Chocolate and/or venture up to Selva Negra for some amazing local cheese or to get a tour of their organic farm or coffee tour. Combine with a chocolate, organic farm, coffee or cheese tour (another 30 min drive).