Things not to miss

written by Andy Turner
updated 7/20/2021
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#01 León

A vibrant university town with a revolutionary past

Cathedral in Leon, Nicaragua

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#02 Isla de Ometepe

Hike mysterious twin volcanoes on Lago de Nicaragua's largest island

© Pete Niesen/Shutterstock

#03 San Juan del Sur

Surf by day, party by night in Nicaragua's favourite beach resort

© Anthony Sheardown/Shutterstock

#04 Granada

A tourist-friendly colonial jewel, now painstakingly restored

© Javier Garcia/Shutterstock

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#05 Río San Juan

Take to the water to explore tropical forest and the El Castillo ruins

El Castillo © Bas van den Heuvel/Shutterstock

#06 Little Corn

Perfect, pint-sized Caribbean getaway with spectacular snorkelling

© Chrsitian Hartmann/Shutterstock

#07 Volcano-boarding

Downhill fun on the ash-covered slopes of Cerro Negro near León

Speed ride on volcano boarding in Nicaragua © PixieMe/Shutterstock

#08 Miraflor Nature Reserve

Community-centred tourism and sustainable farming are integral to this protected reserve

Wild horses playing in the Reserva Natural Miraflor © James Wagstaff/Shutterstock

#09 Solentiname Archipelago

Stylized artwork in Mancarrón's small church reflects the untamed beauty of these islands

One of the beautiful and traditional islands of Solentiname in Nicaragua © Bas van den Heuvel/Shutterstock

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