In the middle of Lake Nicaragua, isolated from the rest of the country, stand two majestic volcanoes at either end of an island. In the north of this island sits Volcán Concepción, a perfect cone-shaped active volcano. To the south, the extinct, or ‘prehistoric’ Volcán Maderas. Both volcanoes boast a truly spectacular and fantastical sight.
When you first approach Ometepe, whether by plane or ferry, you cannot help but gaze in awe at the twin volcanoes.
Granada is a Nicaraguan city along the coastline of Lake Nicaragua. It’s home to many Spanish colonial landmarks that have survived multiple pirate invasions over the years. The city’s main plaza, Central Park, is dominated by the Cathedral of Granada (shown above), originally dating back to 1583. You truly feel like such a small part of history as you’re walking through the town, imagining life 500 years ago on the same streets.
If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place in Nicaragua. San Juan del Sur offers an extensive variety of cuisines in its restaurants and cafes. Although Gallo Pinto and other traditional Nicaraguan dishes are delicious, it is nice to have the option of eating other types of cuisine – especially when you’re on vacation and want all of the worldly tastes in the comfort of staying in one city!
There are a handful of places in SJdS that offer yoga, but I recommend visiting a few of my favorites – especially if you’re only visiting for a few days and feel overwhelmed by the options, check these places out and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Whether you practice yoga everyday, or you’re new to the practice and want to give it a whirl in a beautiful tropical environment. I commend you for continuing your practice whilst on vacation, or for coming to your mat when you could be doing other things such as sleeping in – because who wants to do that on vacation?! 😜
San Juan del Sur is a very popular destination in Nicaragua, for good reason! It is a small, colorful beach town that hosts many locals, expats, and lots of backpackers. It is a GREAT place to meet like minded people, or just to have fun and enjoy yourself in a social setting.
For many travelers, the town is used as a place to pass through. For others, it is a home base. I believe the reason that SJdS remains to be a popular place to visit and stay is because of the sense of community it has to offer. Upon arriving, you will immediately feel welcomed in by the bright and lively atmosphere of the town, and the people who call this place home.