The Beaches Of Nicaragua, Fun To Visit All Year Long articles, articles,

Your imagination and sense of wonder should never go on vacation. Even in the cold January.

Why not?

Well, it’s not cold everywhere in January.

Some place have warm beaches and sun in January, so warm your imagination up.

Think warm beaches, exceptional tasty cuisines, gorgeous exotic girls and plenty of sun.

Please think of the beaches of Nicaragua.

By the way. It is great during the summer as well.

Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, a narrow strip of land with sea on either side which forms a link between the two larger areas of land, bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, is the country’s largest city and the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population of six million includes people of indigenous, European, African, and Asian heritage. The main language is Spanish.

It is also home to breathtaking women like Marina Jacoby. articles, photo via Pinterest

We would love for her to be our Tour Guide. Especially on their pristine sandy beaches.

Marina Santos is a Nicaraguan model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Nicaragua 2016. She represented her beloved country Nicaragua at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant.

Ms. Jacoby works as a model in Nicaragua. She enjoys playing football and considers herself as an honest, social & loyal person.

Marina has expressed that as Miss Nicaragua she will be involved in initiatives to eradicate harassment, whether physical, verbal or cyber bullying. “Your best recipe for this type of attack has been to ignore them and turn the page.” I want to make kids raise their self-esteem so they can develop their potential.”

Very admirable.

How about a tour of the beaches on your January vacation.

Here is what the great world travelers at Lonely Planet about the Nicaraguan beaches. “Whether it’s dipping your toes into the crystalline Caribbean or paddling out to the crashing waves of the pounding Pacific, Nicaragua’s beaches always deliver the goods. The big barrels of Rivas are revered in surfing circles while the clear waters of the Corn Islands are superb for snorkeling. More sedentary beach bums can choose between accessible slices of sand lined with fine restaurants and happening bars or natural affairs backed by a wall of rainforest. Even the best beaches in the country are refreshingly free of development, so you can experience them just as nature intended.”

Ometepe is an island in southwest Nicaragua’s vast Lake Nicaragua. It’s known for its twin volcanoes. Santo Domingo Beach is known for its choppy surf. At the nearby Ojo de Agua, natural pools are fed by a spring.

Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes rising out of Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. Its name derives from the Nahuatl words meaning “two mountains”.

It is the largest island in Lake Nicaragua.

The island has an economy based on livestock, agriculture, and tourism. Plantains are the major crop.

It would be so soothing to lay there in January.

We shall visit another.

The Corn Islands are two islands about 70 kilometer east of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, constituting one of 12 municipalities of the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region.

And another. What’s a great winter vacation in the Nicaraguan sun without variety?

The Solentiname Islands are an archipelago towards the southern end of Lake Nicaragua (also known as Lake Cocibolca) in the Nicaraguan department of Río San Juan.

They are made up of four larger islands, each a few kilometers across, named, from west to east, Mancarroncito, Mancarrón, San Fernando and La Venada, along with some 32 smaller islands with rocky headlands which afford shelter to numerous aquatic birds. The islands’ origins are volcanic. The highest point in the islands is found on Mancarrón; it is 257 miles above sea level.

The Solentiname Islands are a National Monument. They constitute one of the 78 protected areas of Nicaragua.

Magnificent. Our winter imagination is firmly warmed up. How about yours?

Your imagination should never be on vacation, especially when you have a memorable get away available to you on the beaches in Nicaragua.

We have more enticing vacation information coming your way from a visiting writer with thoughts from September of 2017.

Shore Excursions in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua articles, Osopolar – Own work photo credit via Wikimedia

By Nicholas McNelis

Submitted On September 04, 2017

Tourism in Nicaragua is on the up.

Every year, more and more people are visiting this beautiful country. Nicaragua has stepped out of the Cold War shadow and is fast becoming the hottest destinations in Latin America.

It’s not hard to see why; Nicaragua is blessed with amazing natural landscapes. There are pristine beaches, huge lakes, and stunning volcanoes (both active and dormant). There is also an abundance of flora & fauna, wildlife, and culture.

Another selling point is its relative lack of development. Events in recent history have meant that Nicaragua has not been Westernized in the way that Costa Rica, its neighbor to the South, has. Instead, Nicaragua has held on to its unique charm (and low prices).

However, things are changing fast. People are beginning to recognize the opportunities that Nicaragua offers, and investments are being made across the country. This is most notable in San Juan del Sur, where a new $3 million cruise port was opened last year.

This new port makes Nicaragua more accessible than ever. In the 2017/18 cruise season, 50% more ships will visit San Juan than in the previous year, bringing tens of thousands more visitors.

So what activities are available to these visitors when they arrive?

Let’s take a look…


Located 90 minutes from San Juan del Sur, the charming, colonial city of Granada is the oldest European city in the Americas. Founded by the Spanish in 1524, it is known as La Gran Sultana due to is Moorish and Andalusian architecture.

Visitors to Granada can enjoy a tour around its historical center, either on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage. Highlights of the tour include the stunning cathedral and the convent of San Francisco.

From Granada it is also possible to take a boat tour around the isletas of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America. The isletas are 365 small islands which were created by an eruption of the Mombacho volcano thousands of years ago. Today they are home to many species, including Capuchin monkeys who are always keen to say hello to their visitors.


The small town of Masaya has two big attractions-its awesome volcano, and the best artisanal market in Nicaragua.

The Spanish conquistadors referred to the Masaya volcano as “the Gates of Hell”, and it’s easy to see why. The bubbling lava must have been a terrifying sight back then. It’s no surprise that they erected a huge cross and had a priest bless the crater![adToAppearHere]

The market isn’t quite as scary. Instead it offers tourists a place to admire Nicaraguan handicrafts and leather goods, and to pick up souvenirs of their trip.

San Juan del Sur

For those who are looking for a more relaxed day, there is absolutely nothing wrong with staying close to the ship and spending the day in San Juan del Sur.

Often overlooked by the official ship tours, San Juan has a lot to offer. There are beach side restaurants where you can enjoy freshly caught fish, high-quality spas where you can get a relaxing massage, and a market where you can find Nicaraguan produce like coffee, cigars & rum.

If you want to be a little more active, you can take a trip up to the impressive statue of El Cristo de la Misericordia. From there you can look down on your ship and enjoy stunning views up and down the Pacific coast.[adToAppearHere]

Or you could visit Parque de Aventuras Las Nubes, where you will be taken up through the cloud-forest in an off-road vehicle, stopping to spot monkeys along the way. You could even go zip lining once you reach the top!

You can even combine these activities in a half-day tour which also includes a brief history of the Nicaraguan Revolution.

Nicaragua Tour Network[adToAppearHere]

There is no shortage of things to do and see in Nicaragua, especially if your time is limited. That is why Nicaragua Tour Network offers fully-customizable packages that are designed for cruise ship passengers.

Our numbers are limited to ensure maximum comfort, both when travelling and when visiting the various landmarks. The smaller group sizes also allow more access to our informative, bi-lingual guides.

We are also competitively priced. Our 12-person tours offer a considerable saving on the 50-person coach trips offered by the ship.

If you have any questions or enquiries, you can visit us at or email us at

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