Untouched beaches, skillful handicrafts, and volcanic views

We’ve chosen a generous, uncovered corner on the Pacific side of Nicaragua to call our heaven. In his survey of Nicaragua, Thomas Gage put it best: "The country is so pleasing to the eye, and so abounding in all things necessary that the Spaniards call it Mohamed’s paradise." We are enamored not only with the lovely colonial remains and luscious, volcanic landscapes (in which parrots appear with the frequency of our pigeons), but also with the happy wealth of agriculture, fine proof for why the food is so tasty.

Nicaraguan Children Standing on a Canoe by GeoEx

This tropical country, with blissfully few tourists and rich colonial history, makes for a perfect customized getaway. We recommend starting in Granada, a captivating city that feels forgotten by time. You may then hike through misty cloud forest up Mombacho Volcano and picnic with vistas of Lake Nicaragua and its isletas. Or take to the lake by kayak, exploring its private islands and perhaps inhabiting one of its casitas for a night or two.

If markets and handicrafts are your thing, we’ll take you to the town of Masaya to peruse beautiful leather and woodwork. You may venture deeper into Los Pueblos Blancos, a collection of quaint colonial villages specializing in their own artisanal craft. If you'd like to discover superlative tropical beaches and new, world-class hotels, we can help there too. 

Have other ideas? Our destination experts will craft a trip to match your interests, mixing in sweet suggestions and top-notch guides. Along the way, we’ll introduce you to fresh local dishes—how about guapote, a freshwater fish from Lake Nicaragua, or vigoron, cooked cassava topped with pork rinds and salad—fruit of Nicaragua’s healthy volcanic soil and agricultural aptitude. We look forward to making this journey your very own.

Sample Itinerary

Nicaragua Family Explorer

  • Perfect weeklong family adventure
  • Hiking, kayaking, surfing & more
  • Hands-on cultural activities
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