Travel Blogs from Nicaragua

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Life is good !, Big Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

Life is good !

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Yes I know it's been a couple days since I have posted a blog entry, and many of my "regulars" are beginning to grill me about getting too laid back to come up with some blog worthy material. I unfortunately do NOT have any defense!! Since Wed when Ralph ...

Woody turns against the book (w/ p.u.), Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Woody turns against the book (w/ p.u.)

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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We arrived in Granada and went straight to the Bearded Monkey, an all inclusive backpacker resort. Initially it seemed great with its English breakfast, 2 movies showing per night, and nicely stocked bar. The next morning we woke up to realize that we ...

Leon's churches, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Leon's churches

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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After a rainy beginning in Leon, the other two days turned out o.k. Wednesday, I pretty much spent the entire day to explore the city, it's churches, old neighborhoods, and it's river walkway. There are about 17 or so churches, I lost count as to how ...

Wakey wakey (with poo update), Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Wakey wakey (with poo update)

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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... the conservatives by massacaring the city of Granada with 56, yes 56, men. He soon elected himself as president of Nicaragua through rigged elections and the US recognised his government. Three months later he instituted slavery, declared English as the ...

Out with the old..........and in with the new !!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Out with the old..........and in with the new !!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... reserved a couple of horses for them  at Rancho Chilamate so they can enjoy a fabulous day touring rural Nicaragua, then finish the ride with a brisk gallop on Playa Yankee (a.k.a.) Survivor Nicaragua beach! WhooHoo "let's saddle up and ride"!! ...

OH NO!!..............WE GOTTA GO !!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

OH NO!!..............WE GOTTA GO !!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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I'm just doing a short blog entry today because it is our last full day in San Juan ! We just said good bye to Bob and Trudy Duke from Texas. They were picked up by Iskra Travel a few minutes ago, and are on their way home.Bob and Trudy enjoyed 5 ...

It's all about Kim !!!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

It's all about Kim !!!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... 'o'cheese, but not just any cheese!!....................goat cheese! Which in case you did not know. It is very difficult to find in Nicaragua, also if you are looking for some horse radish, bring it with you!! You won't find it anywhere!    ...

A Monkey Tree, Moyogalpa, Nicaragua travel blog

A Monkey Tree

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Wednesday After leaving Granada, John and I made our way to Ometepe Island -- a very large island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, formed by two volcanos.  After settling into our hotel in one of the smaller towns on the island, John and I went for a ...

Pacific Sunset, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Pacific Sunset

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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After a bit of a travel day, we arrived in the Pacific beach town of San Juan del Sur.  The town somewhat resembles our last Pacific beach town of Acapulco, up in Mexico.  Itīs set on a horseshoe shaped bay, with great sand beaches lined with ...

So much to see,so little time!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

So much to see,so little time!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... missed yesterday due to unforeseen  circumstances! I am back on the job, "gal about town" in sunny SJdS!! Although I am here in Nicaragua for 3 months I feel like there are so many things I need to do! I have places to go and people (& monkey's) ...

A bunch of stuff..........., San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

A bunch of stuff...........

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... our list of the best in San Juan del Sur!!   We have really noticed a large number of  Canadians visiting Nicaragua this year.Just a couple days ago a couple from the Greater Vancouver area arrived here at the Park avenue Villa's. They sold ...

Does it get any better than this?, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Does it get any better than this?

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... are plenty of shops all over SJDS,and prices for most souvenirs are quite reasonable.A few things I have learned since arriving in Nicaragua are #1) Take the time to learn some Spanish,this isn't like Mexico.Most if not all of the local people here speak ...

Nicaragua culture, Leon, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicaragua culture

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... us some time to set out and begin to explore the town before our first activity. Leon is the former capital of Nicaragua, and itīs a very pretty, old, colonial town. Although thereīs clearly more tourism here than in El Salvador, itīs still fairly ...

Masaya Volcano, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Masaya Volcano

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... .There are also display cases with many species of butterflies and bugs . Some of the biggest beetles are here in Nicaragua!       This is an interesting world map that highlights the worlds active volcanoes, and the tectonic plates.I ...

It's A Three Beach Bonanza !!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

It's A Three Beach Bonanza !!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... , Madera, & Majagual. Today we go south to Playa Hermosa, which locals say is one of, if not the prettiest beaches in Nicaragua. Then our next stop will will Playa Remanso a little further south, and finally last stop will be Playa Coco This beach is ...

Dude.....Surf's up!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Dude.....Surf's up!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... ; This is a shot of the beach looking south towards Playa Marsella, just around the corner.The tide was still way out,   Nicaragua has so many beautiful rock formations that really help to identify the beach you are on. In this picture I am looking ...

Change is good!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Change is good!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... paved roads because the only mode of transport here were ox carts and horses.It is nice to see that over the years Nicaragua has become more attractive to traveler's, and nice little beach towns like this one are growing and expanding to meet the needs ...

Exploring Granada, Granada, Nicaragua travel blog

Exploring Granada

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Sunday was spent exploring Granada.  This colonial town has a very nice, clean look to it -- colorful buildings, which all seem to have a fresh coat of paint.  The main street connects the main town square and cathedral at the west end and the ...

Playa El Coco, Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Playa El Coco, Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Last week Ross and I took a day trip south of San Juan del Sur to a small secluded beach close to the Costa Rican border. We were so impressed with the beach and the area that we have just booked a couple nights there this weekend. We found a really ...

Stop Number Two, Corinto, Honduras travel blog

Stop Number Two

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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When we crossed the border on foot, after immigration we were instructed to walk 150 meters to the "bus terminal".  We arrived to find a few food stands, and a single bus parked on the side of the road.  Apparently that constitutes a ...

Meanwhile...............Back at the Ranch!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Meanwhile...............Back at the Ranch!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... to go for a canter at the water's edge. I will update this post later with more highlights of my adventures in Nicaragua later............... I have just returned from another stellar day at the Rancho.Today we went to Playa Yankee, which in my humble ...

Muchas Gracias !!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Muchas Gracias !!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... a flight that arrives at night. www.caminoreal.com.ni Agueda at Iskra travel has been instrumental in making our travel throughout Nicaragua flow smoothly. She has provided us with great door to door service at a very affordable rate.We used Iskra travel ...

A cause for celebration!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

A cause for celebration!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Lastnight the entire town came out to the grand opening of Azul Beauty & Spa in downtown SJDS . It was quite the gala affair with all the local politicians and papparazi on hand. Even Father Arturo attended to give the new business his blessing ...

It's time for a Siesta!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

It's time for a Siesta!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Ya I know, life is really tough living in a tiny little fishing village in Southern Nicaragua, but seriously folks, since we arrived here almost 3 weeks ago, Ross and I have been on the go 24/7. I was all set to go sailing again at 9:00 am this morning ...

A little piece of paradise.  In the rain., Little Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

A little piece of paradise. In the rain.

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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After two tough days of travel, primarily in the rain, I was convinced that I would wake up on Thursday morning on a tropical island on a beautiful sunny day, and pass all the time laying on the beach.  Unfortunately, when I woke up, it was pouring ...

On the road again........., San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

On the road again.........

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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Just thought i would do a quick entry today, as we are preparing to fly over to the Corn islands early tomorrow morning. There are 6 of us going, and we fly out of Managua on a 1 hour + flight to the Big Corn Island.We will spend 4 nights there, and also ...

I should have known this !!, Big Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

I should have known this !!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... more beach combing. There are so many different, and beautiful shells on the Caribbean side, than the Pacific. I still feel like I have left Nicaragua, and am back in Jamaica!     I think I'm going to need a much bigger suitcase when I leave ...

Six weeks down................Six to go!!, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

Six weeks down................Six to go!!

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... and drove us about 20 minutes south of town to the beach.According to my friends who live near this beach, the Survivor Nicaragua tribal challenges were filmed on this beach.If you look at the picture you may recognize the familiar rock formation. ...

I had no idea????, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua travel blog

I had no idea????

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Current I have seen some really interesting occurrences in my travels, however I find this one to be quite unique! Click on the above link for an explanation as to why the tides have been so high this month, and the ...

There's no corn on the Corn ??? Part 1, Big Corn Island, Nicaragua travel blog

There's no corn on the Corn ??? Part 1

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... of the beaches.If you have ever been to Jamaica, this is what this island is like! I don't even feel like we are in Nicaragua any more because it is so different. The main language spoken here is English and the people are very different as well.   ...

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