Intrepid traveler & the lady behind one of our fave feeds, @CarleysCamera, contributor Carley Rudd shares why Nicaragua should top your list for 2015.
Here are five of the top reasons you should add Nicaragua to your 2015 travels:
1. UNTAPPED NATURAL BEAUTY.
Much of Nicaragua’s land has been beautifully preserved, leaving lush jungle rain forests, deserted beaches and dozens of volcanoes, rivers and lakes. This reason alone is worth visiting.
Nicaragua is bursting with color, from their old colonial architecture, to the local fashion, art and the indigenous flora and fauna. One of my favorite days was spent wandering the streets of Grenada, the oldest colonial city of Nicaragua filled with beautiful Spanish architecture and bright colorful buildings.
3. BEACHES & SURFING.
Although Costa Rica has dominated the surf tourism in Central America, Nicaragua offers up excellent conditions without the crowds. Just north of San Juan Del Sur, Playa Maderas is one of the most popular surfing beaches with serene white sandy beaches and consistent surf for beginners to pros.
4. CEVICHE & COFFEE.
It’s impossible to leave Nicaragua without becoming a ceviche-lover. Nicaraguan ceviche is made with local raw fish, onion, peppers, lime juice and cilantro. So fresh and delicious! And the coffee, some of the best I’ve had. Café Las Flores is Nicaragua’s top coffee producer and has been in the family for over three generations.
5. OFF THE BEATEN PATH ADVENTURES.
The activities are endless for anyone looking for a fun adventure and include everything from hiking up and ash-boarding down volcanoes, zip-lining, kayaking, surfing and more!
Okay fine, that was seven photos (not five) but we couldn't help ourselves - they're too pretty! And because we love you very much, dear readers, here are a few of Carley's favorite places to get you started on your journey... VIVA LA ADVENTURE!
WHERE TO EAT: Espressionista
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NICARAGUA?
OF COURSE YOU DO.
Head over to our brand new Travel More. Nicaragua Guide
for everything you need to know before you go + more of Carley's visuals.