Discover Pacific and Caribbean Beaches, Vast, Untouched Jungle, Active Volcanoes and Meet the Friendliest People on the Planet
Day 1: Managua, Nicaragua
Upon your evening arrival, you’ll be met by one of our representatives and transferred to a 5-star hotel, with a brief tour of the city the next morning.
Managua is much more laid back than its Latin American counterparts, being much safer and fairly small in comparison. Visit the main square, surrounded by a cathedral and elegant colonial buildings, the impressive National Palace of Culture and the Loma de Tiscapa monument, with exceptional views of the city, lake and imposing Momotombo Volcano.
Day 2-5: Casa Canadá, Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
This afternoon you will transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to the paradiscal Corn Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, where you will spend 3 days relaxing at leisure.
Although the vast majority of people have never even heard of these islands, they are an absolute gem, with stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, pristine forest and are unspoilt by chain hostels and hordes of tourists. The islands have quite a quirky history, being populated by both pirates and creoles (freed or runaway slaves), meaning nowadays it has a very laid-back, unique character. Little Corn is the main attraction, being almost untouched, enjoying better diving/snorkelling, as well as having no cars. Its a paradise.
Info: Casa Canadá
Casa Canadá is a lovely resort, formed of pretty cabins overlooking the beach. Cabins are quite large, with comfy beds, air-con, a large TV, a well-stocked fridge and a nice veranda. The infinity pool is perfect, with loungers alongside and an excellent view of the main bay. The restaurant serves exceptional seafood and some delicious cocktails; however, the food all over the island is outrageously good, due to the fresh fish and lobster, so branch out if you are feeling adventurous.
Day 5 & 6: Hotel Darío, Granada, Nicaragua
This morning you will catch your flight to Managua Airport, where you will be met and transferred to the old colonial city of Granada (1 hour). Stop off en-route at the impressive Masaya Volcano, located in the large national park bearing its name, where you can peer into the active volcano itself and enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful landscape.
The hotel is quaint, luxurious and charming, being housed in a 19th Century colonial building. Its quite boutique, meaning that its fairly secluded and small, with a lovely central courtyard with gardens and a large swimming pool. Rooms are fairly large and comfortable, with wood-panelling and modern amenities (air-con, WiFi, Cable TV, etc.). Spend the next few days enjoying the colonial charm of Granada, with a guided tour and some time to wander at leisure or visit the vast Lake Nicaragua which borders the city. There’s also a lovely restaurant and cafe, serving a delicious breakfast for guests every morning.
Day 7: Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Today you will be transferred to the port of San Jorge, where you will catch the ferry to the island. Upon arrival you will transferred to your accommodation on the island. In the afternoon, you can choose from a number of activities, such as hiking, swimming, horse-riding, visiting the beautiful nature pool of Ojo de Agua or climbing either of the island’s vast volcanoes.
Ometepe is a beautiful island formed of two volcanoes, covered in beautiful jungle and cloud-forest. Life here hasn’t changed much, so it’s really nice and laid-back, with few cars and some lovely beaches and swimming spots inland.
Day 8-11: Mukul Golf Resort, Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
This morning you will take the ferry back to San Jorge, from where you will be transferred to the luxurious Mukul Resort (2 hours), where you can spend the last few days of your trip at leisure.
The resort is designed for relaxation, with a top-quality spa and golf course the main attractions. Rooms are by the main building or ‘bohios’, individual lodges, with expansive views of the beautiful Manzanillo beach. During your stay, you can visit the sequestered beach below, hike or bike through the secluded forest surrounding the resort – populated by exotic birds and monkeys – or go on a fishing trip.