For those with an intrepid spirit, Nicaragua’s varied topography lends itself to a number of unforgettable experiences. But the most exhilarating – the one to cap all travellers’ tales – is surfing down the steep ash slopes of a live volcano.
The volcano in question is the Cerro Negro. Talk to one of our expert consultants, and they’ll be delighted to help you sample one of life’s most extreme sports as part of a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Nicaragua.
A relatively fresh face on the travel scene, Nicaragua’s offerings range from volcanic landscapes and sparkling rivers to pristine rainforests, idyllic islands and sensational beaches on both the Caribbean and the Pacific. Depending on your interests, we can introduce you to aspects of the country that are slightly less challenging than ash boarding, but no less absorbing.
You might find yourself exploring the mini ecosystems created by some of the country’s largest lakes, visiting a self-sustaining coffee plantation or wandering the beautiful streets of Granada and Leon - two of the oldest Spanish settlements in the Americas. The birdwatching here is superb, whilst the aptly named Emerald Coast is perfect for some downtime.
They’re all unforgettable experiences, but Nicaragua has one more sensation to offer you – the feeling of being one of the few. The country isn’t overwhelmed by tourists, and remains charmingly un-commercialised – which means more space for you on one of San Juan del Sur’s delightful beaches.
A week in Nicaragua makes for a great standalone holiday, but you can always combine with neighbouring Costa Rica for an extra dose of adventure, nature and wildlife.