With glorious beaches, volcanoes, lakes, beautiful cities and few visitors – an unrivalled experience is all yours

Nicaragua offers you any number of unforgettable experiences. But the most breathtaking – the one to cap all travellers’ tales – is surfing on ash, down the side of a live volcano.

The volcano in question is Cerro Negro and if you talk to Paul Webb, one of our expert consultants on Nicaragua, he’ll be delighted to help you sample one of life’s most extreme sports, as part of a holiday tailored specifically around your interests.

He’ll also introduce you to aspects of Nicaragua that are slightly less challenging than ash boarding, but no less absorbing.

Driving or hiking, for example, to the top of another volcano. The views from the rim of Masaya are nothing short of spectacular (and the trip back down a little more relaxed than ash boarding!).

You could explore the mini ecosystems created by some of the country’s largest lakes and mountains, or spend time discovering beautiful cities like Granada with its colonial architecture and the sweeping panoramas from the top of its main church. Boat trips out to the Isles of Granada enable you to observe and photograph wildlife in an unspoiled natural habitat.

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 exactly overwhelmed by visitors, which means more space for you on one of San Juan del Sur’s delightful beaches.

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