Nicaragua Packing List: The Ultimate Guide on What to Pack

Packing for a trip to Nicaragua isn’t too difficult. Being a subtropical climate, Nicaragua only has two seasons: rainy and dry, and both have around the same average temperatures (read: hot AF). The rainy season — which is low season — lasts from May to November, peaking in October. That said, despite the rain, the … Read more

Is Nicaragua Safe? My Perspective and Recent Safety Updates

Update (June 7, 2018): The situation continues to deteriorate with recent violence in Masaya and Granada, with over 120 casualties and over a thousand people wounded. Personally, I wouldn’t travel to Nicaragua at this time while the protests are ongoing. — Safety update (May 24, 2018): While protests are ongoing in Nicaragua, the situation is … Read more

The Nicaragua Bucket List: 25 Epic Things to Do in Nicaragua

Learning to surf in Las Penitas is one of the best things to do in Nicaragua

Note: Nicaragua is currently experiencing some major political unrest, so please check current safety warnings before planning your trip. Nicaragua was just made for bucket list adventures – with nearly 20 active volcanoes and two equally epic coastlines, it’s heaven on earth for the adventurous spirit. The icing on the cake? Nicaragua is one of … Read more

Volcano Boarding in Leon: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

While Nicaragua is not a tourist hot spot quite yet, there is one thing it’s well-known for: volcano boarding down Cerro Negro, Central America’s youngest volcano located a short distance from León. There are many companies that offer volcano boarding tours, typically for $25 to $30. Bigfoot Hostel is one of the better-known operators, thanks … Read more