3 Weeks In Nicaragua – The Ultimate Itinerary

Are you wondering how to make the most of your 3 weeks in Nicaragua?

If you spend 3 weeks in Nicaragua you will experience incredible nature, lots of wildlife, great beaches, colonial towns, a new culture and some really inspiring people.

We know Nicaragua can often be overlooked by a lot of people when it comes to planning their next trip. So I wanted to put together an epic Itinerary to show you what this fantastic country has to offer.

We spent 4 weeks in Nicaragua and had such a great time there. We felt safe, it was easy to get around and everything was really affordable, especially compared to its neighbouring countries.

With this 3 week Nicaragua Itinerary, you can expect a detailed day-by-day run-through of where to go and how to get there, the best things to do in each area, where you could stay and recommendations of the best places to eat.

And because I want to make sure you really get the most from this post I will also include a 2 week and a 4 week Itinerary too.


How Long Should You Spend In Nicaragua

The great thing about a country like Nicaragua is that there is so much to do that you could spend a whole month there like we did and not run out of things to do.

Alternatively, we had a friend come to join us for 10 days and that felt like a great amount of time, Many of the places you will want to visit are along the west coast of the country all fairly close together. So if 10 days is all you have to spare, perfect!

However, I would say that 3 weeks in Nicaragua is the sweet spot. To give you the ideal amount of time to enjoy the country without rushing.

To get excited for your trip you can also check out these fun facts about Nicaragua.


3 Weeks In Nicaragua Itinerary Overview

So let’s take a quick look at the overview for our 3 weeks in Nicaragua Itinerary. I have also put together a map to show you the different locations included in the Itinerary.

Map of Nicaragua showing all the locations included in this 3 week itinerary

3 Weeks In Nicaragua Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Land in Managua and Travel to Leon
  • Day 2, 3 & 4 – Leon
  • Day 5 & 6 – Surfing Turtle Lodge
  • Day 7, 8 & 9 – Granada 
  • Day 10, 11 & 12 – Ometepe Island
  • Day 13, 14 & 15 – San Juan Del Sur
  • Day 16 – Travel to Managua and fly to Corn Islands
  • Day 17, 18, 19 – Corn Islands
  • Day 20 – Fly back to Managua
  • Day 21 – Fly home

3 Weeks In Nicaragua Itinerary Break Down

Are you ready to dive into all the juicy details for our Nicaragua Itinerary? Grab a coffee and a pen and paper and let’s get cracking.

Getting To Nicaragua

First things first, you will need to arrange some flights to get you to Nicaragua.

For this itinerary, we will start and end in the Capital City of Managua, as this is where the main international airport of the country is. So this is where you will want to book your return flights.

We like to use a flight comparison site such as SkyScanner to compare flight prices on different days and easily be able to see the best airline, times and prices for us on one screen.

✈️ Search for your flights to Nicaragua Here!

If you are new to travel you can also check out our guide on using sites like SkyScanner to find great deals.

Day 1 – Land in Managua and Travel to Leon

Welcome to Nicaragua!

Once you land in Managua you will want to make your way to our first destination; the city of Leon. There are a couple of different ways you can do this.

Shared Tourist Shuttle – This is a small minibus that will fill up with tourists and take you all to Leon and drop you each at your hostels or hotels. The company GekkoTrails offers a great service at 1 pm each day and it is $35 per person.

A Private Transfer – This option is better if you are arriving late at night or at a super unsociable hour. Arranging a transfer in advance is a lot safer and less risky than trying to get a taxi at the airport. This private transfer service is roughly $55 per person to go from the airport to Leon.

Public Transport – Public transport is known to be quite dodgy in Managua, so I would only recommend this option if you are a confident traveller.

If you do decide to give it a go, you will need to take a taxi from the airport to the UCA Bus terminal in Managua, which is around a 25-minute drive. From there you can jump in a small Collectivo/ Minibus to Leon.

This will be the cheapest option and should be no more than around $7 per person. However, this option will also take the longest.

A view looking out of Leon, Nicaragua with volcanos in the distance

Day 2, 3 & 4 – Leon

We spent a total of 2 weeks in Leon when we were in Nicaragua. We chose this charming city to relax in for a while and work on the blog. So we got to know it pretty well.

While we loved it in Leon, I can safely say you do not need 2 weeks there. For this Itinerary, I have opted for 3 days as this should be the ideal amount of time.

Leon is well known for its powerful street art, depicting the struggles the people have had to endure over the years. Making it a great place to start your trip and learn more about the history of Nicaragua. It is also home to the largest Cathedral in all of Central America.

Here are some ideas for how you can fill your 3 days in Leon, depending on what interests you most;

Best Things To Do In Leon, Nicaragua

  • Go Inside the Cathedral and onto the roof for some great views.
  • Join a free walking tour of the city to learn more about its history.
  • Join a street art walking tour.
  • Visit one of the many museums or art galleries in the city.
  • Try Volcano boarding, trust me!
  • Party at Bigfoot Hostel, if that’s your jam.
  • Visit the Central Market to try all the local dishes.
  • Take a tour of the Flor de Caña Rum distillery.

You can also check out my super detailed post on how to spend 2 days in Leon for more details.

Where To Stay In Leon, Nicaragua

We stayed in a few different places in Leon so here are my top recommendations;

🏠 Hostel La Tortuga Booluda – A great budget hostel right near the city centre, offering tours and shuttles from the front desk.

🏠 Al Sole Guesthouse – A super peaceful and relaxing guesthouse a little outside of the centre with a great pool and yummy breakfast.

Best Places to Eat In Leon, Nicaragua

Besides the local market, these are our top recommendations for eating out in Leon;

🍽 Coco Calala Vegan Restaurant – Also rated the top restaurant in Leon!

🍽 Pan & Paz – Lovely French bakery and cafe.

a girl on the white roof of Leon Cathedral in Nicaragua

Day 5 & 6 – Surfing Turtle Lodge

On Day 5, as early as you can, it’s time to head to the beach.

We discovered the Surfing Turtle Lodge through word of mouth and had to go check it out for ourselves. It’s a remote Hostel with an enormous private beach, no one else around for miles, a volleyball court, surfboards to rent and its own Turtle hatchery.

Sounds pretty awesome right?

Well If you are up for the adventure, it’s time to go to the beach for the night.

How To Get To the Surfing Turtle Lodge

Step 1 – You will need to take a local bus to the beach. It is only about a 40-minute bus ride and costs around $0.50. Head to this bus stop to catch the bus to Las Penitas. There should be regular buses throughout the day.

Step 2 – Take the bus all the way to the beach, eventually the bus will stop to turn around in the road and go back, this is where you need to get off.

Step 3 – Continue to walk along the road, up the hill and to the left until you reach Chepe’s Bar.

Step 4 – From here it will depend on the tide. If the tide is in you will need to take a boat across the river. There will be boats waiting here. When we got there the tide was out so we could walk across the sand to the other side.

Step 5 – On the other side of the river, there is a small hut. You can’t miss it because it is the only one. Head for this then follow the dirt track for about a 20-minute walk through the trees. Eventually, you will come across the entrance to the Surfing Turtle Lodge on your left. It is the only place you will come across so you can’t miss it.

A man walking across a large sandy river bed with a big backpack on in Nicaragua

When You Arrive At Surfing Turtle Lodge

Well done you made it, now it’s time to enjoy having this huge stunning beach all to yourself for a couple of days.

The waves are best for surfing in the mornings or are also popular at sunset here. There is a game of volleyball every day around 5 pm. If it is the right season for baby turtles then you may also get the chance to see them being released too.

Just remember when visiting anywhere where wildlife is involved it is important to do your research and make sure it is all ethical. In this case, we did the research for you and can say this hatchery is one of the good ones.

We had such a great time here, I am sure you will enjoy it too. They have their own bar and restaurant on site too. Also, prepare yourself for the best Sunset you will have ever seen. I know it’s a bold claim but I’m standing by it.

Getting Back To Leon

You will spend 1 night here and when it’s time to leave on day 6, just do all the steps you did to get there but in reverse, it is super simple.

I strongly advise leaving the surfing turtle lodge in the afternoon on day 6 and spending the night in Leon. This is due to the transport time for Granada being pretty early in the morning.

a beautiful sunset on the beach in Nicaragua

Day 7, 8 & 9 – Granada 

Okay, so it is time to move on to our next destination in Nicaragua; Granada.

Granada is a larger city than Leon and has a completely different feel to it. We found it to be livelier and much more geared towards tourists. It has the same Colonial architecture, just a bit more colourful.

Getting to Granada

Coming from Leon, you can book a tourist shuttle bus in most Hostels for between $19 – $25. These shuttles leave around 9:00 / 9:30 am and take around 2 hours to get to Granada. The shuttles also will drop you at your hostel or hotel.

Best Things To Do In Granada, Nicaragua

Granada is one of the most ideal places in the country to explore some of Nicaragua’s best volcanoes. In fact, Granada is a great place to base yourself if you want to do some of our favourite hikes in Central America.

However, there is so much more to do in and around the city than just exploring volcanoes. So check out my list below and see what appeals most to you;

  • Take a sunset tour to see the lava in Masaya Volcano.
  • Spend a day Hiking up into the cloud forest on Mombacho Volcano.
  • Take a boat trip out onto Lake Nicaragua, to explore the islands.
  • Join a free walking tour of the city to learn more about its history.
  • Party at the Treehouse Hostel, one of Central America’s biggest parties.
  • Visit Monkey Island by Boat.
  • Climb up the tower of the Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes to get a great view over the City.
  • Visit the chocolate museum.

Where To Stay in Granada, Nicaragua

These are my top recommendations for places to stay in Granada;

🏠 Selina Granada – This is where we stayed and it is ideally located right on the main square. Has great soundproof rooms, a pool and lots of social spaces. It was one of our favourite hostels in all of Central America.

🏠 Oasis Hostel – Another incredibly popular hostel in Granada with a great pool and really reasonably priced tours. We used them for a few of our activities.

Best Places To Eat In Granada, Nicaragua

🍽 The Garden Cafe – For a super cosy atmosphere and great healthy food.

🍽 Pita Pita – This was the BEST Middle Eastern food I have ever had, in Nicaragua of all places.

A view looking out over Granada Nicaragua from above

Day 10, 11 & 12 – Ometepe Island

The next stop on our 3 weeks in Nicaragua Itinerary is the unique Ometepe Island.

Ometepe Island is located on Lake Nicaragua and is the biggest Island in the country. It was formed by the two large volcanoes that now dominate the island’s landscape. Over recent years this island has become a popular place for both locals and tourists to explore.

How To Get To Ometepe Island

From Granada, you will want to take either a local chicken bus or a taxi to the nearby town of San Jorge and then a ferry to the island.

By Chicken Bus – To get the bus from Granada you will need to head to this bus stop. Take the bus that has Rivas displayed on it. The journey should take around an hour and cost no more than $1. The buses will stop in Rivas, there you will need to take a taxi down to San Jorge.

By Taxi – We opted to take a taxi the whole way for $35, as this would be the fastest and most hassle-free way to get there. It was pricey but shared between 3 of us, it wasn’t too bad.

Taking the Ferry – In San Jorge, head straight to the ferry terminal. Any taxi driver will know exactly where to drop you off. We were made to pay a port fee of around $1 each to be able to access the ferry. I am still unsure whether this was legit or not but we had no way of knowing so we went along with it anyway.

Once inside the gates to the ferry, you can purchase your tickets for around $2.50 each. You need to keep hold of your ticket as someone on the ferry will collect them and make you pay again if you have lost it.

The ferry ride itself is rough and very crowded. It takes around 45 minutes to reach the island.

The ferry waiting at the port to take passengers to Ometepe Island in Nicaragua

Best Things To Do On Ometepe Island

Once you are on the island the fun can begin! Here are some of the best things to do on the Island;

  • Take a guided hike up either Conception or Maderas Volcano.
  • Hire a scooter to explore the island.
  • Visit El Ojo de agua to swim in the natural outdoor pools in the jungle.
  • Watch a sunset from Punta Jesús María.
  • Enjoy a meal and some sunshine at El Pital Ometepe, Chocolate Paradise.
  • Hike to the Waterfall of San Ramón.

Where To Stay On Ometepe Island

Ometepe is small and easy to get around by bus or scooter so you could stay anywhere and have a great time. If you only plan to stay for a couple of days as this itinerary suggests, then I recommend staying close to the ferry in Moyogalpa.

🏠 Hospedaje Soma Ometepe Hotel – Ideally located just on the edge of Moyogalpa, this hotel has awesome reviews and a pool too! You’ll be glad for the pool after a long hot day of exploring the island.

🏠 Hostal Casa Mauro – This is where we stayed and it is basic but great for a couple of nights. The owners were lovely, they picked us up from the ferry and arranged some scooters for us super fast.

Best Places To Eat On Ometepe Island

These are some of the best places we found to eat on the island;

🍽 El Pital Chocolate Paradise – Not only do they have the most amazing vegan brownies but they also do EPIC burgers and they are right on the edge of the lake.

🍽 Kaikaia – A really nicely decorated vegan restaurant with healthy meals and yummy shakes.

A girl sitting on a pink scooter with a view of a large volcano behind her, on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua

Day 13, 14 & 15 – San Juan Del Sur

On day 13 it’s time to jump on the ferry and head back to the mainland. At the ferry port, there will be a bunch of Taxis waiting. The ride to San Juan Del Sur is only short and should cost you around $20.

San Juan Del Sur is one of the most popular beach towns in Nicaragua. We were a little sceptical at first, as we had heard mixed things about it. However, once we got there we were pleasantly surprised.

The town is small but lively with plenty of bars and restaurants and local shops. The beach is large and clean and there are lots of local tour shops offering different fun things to do.

If you enjoy great beaches, enjoying nature, surfing and partying then this will be just the place for you. We enjoyed our time here after lots of volcano hikes and larger cities it was nice to have some time by the sea.

Best Things To Do In San Juan Del Sur

San Juan Del Sur may be small but it is the perfect place to explore the surrounding coastline and even go on a few inland adventures. You can either choose to relax here or Party the days away, either way, anything is possible.

Here are some of the top things to do in the area;

  • Join in the party on the Sunday Funday bar crawl.
  • Do some surfing on one of the neighbouring small beaches.
  • Hike up to the Cristo de La Misericordia Statue above the cove for some great views.
  • Take a walk to Playa Nacascolo for a quieter beach day.
  • Take part in a Yoga class or 2.
  • Go on an ATV or Quadbike tour.
  • Go on a day trip to Playa la Flor nature reserve for a chance to spot some sea turtles laying eggs.

Where To Stay In San Juan Del Sur

When we were In San Juan Del Sur, we stayed in a couple of places. One awesome hostel just outside of the town and one really hostel in the town centre. Yes it was terrible but we can see the benefit of staying in the town too, just in a much nicer place, so this is where we would pick next time;

🏠 The Space – This is where we stayed outside of town and it was pretty special. The rooms were great, the onsite restaurant served really good food and the whole atmosphere was spot on! They also have free shuttles to and from the town if you don’t fancy the walk.

We did walk it a couple of times and we spotted monkeys in the trees, so worth it if you have the time.

🏠 Tapihouse San Juan Del Sur – Located in the town, this hotel has fantastic reviews, the all-important aircon and includes breakfast in the price.

Best Places To Eat In San Juan Del Sur

San Juan Del Sur has a great vegan food scene, these were our 2 favourite spots to eat;

🍽 Simon Says – A great vegetarian restaurant with a lovely garden feel to it. They do the best breakfasts here!

🍽 The Beach House Nicaragua – This restaurant/ bar is right on the beach so you get a great view with your meal. They did an awesome vegan Ramen here.

Looking down on San Juan Del Sur beach in Nicaragua

Day 16 – Travel to Managua and fly to Corn Islands

On day 16 of your 3 weeks in Nicaragua, it is time to make the journey to the Corn Islands. So the first step will be getting back to Managua airport.

Getting from San Juan Del Sur to Managua Airport

The best way to get to Managua will be with the Tourist shuttle. You can book this through Gekko Trails and the shuttle leaves daily at 9:30 am. The journey should take around 3 hours, stopping first in the city and then at the airport.

Getting from Managua to The Corn Islands

When you book your flights, there are 2 options to choose from. You will want to pick the 2 pm flight (the other option is 7 am). These flights will take you to Big Corn Island. As you only have 3 days on the islands I would advise you to stay on Big Corn as the boats to Little Corn are only once a day and pretty unreliable.

You can use SkyScanner again to book your flights to the Corn Islands.

Day 17, 18, 19 – Corn Islands

Welcome to Nicaragua’s best-kept secret, well not quite a secret anymore but still very untouched. The Corn Islands are beautiful tropical Caribbean islands with picturesque beaches and crystal-clear waters.

With them being so far off of the usual tourist route on the West Coast, very few travellers make their way to these amazing islands. Making them still relatively undeveloped and a perfect slice of paradise.

Best Things To Do On Big Corn Island

While it would be incredibly easy to spend your days relaxing on the beaches and doing absolutely nothing, I know not everyone can do nothing for too long. So here are some other things you can do on Big Corn Island.

  • Do some scuba diving with one of the 2 dive shops on the Island.
  • Hire a bike and cycle around the island, this only takes a couple of hours.
  • Hike up to the highest point on the island, Mount Pleasant Hill.
  • Go snorkelling at Long Beach or Silver Beach.
  • Enjoy sunbathing and swimming at Arenas Beach and Picnic Beach.

Where To Stay on Big Corn Island

Here are a couple of the best places to stay on the Island.

🏠 Ocean View – Enjoy an entire apartment with a terrace looking out over the sea.

🏠 La Princesa de la Isla – This beautifully decorated beachfront hotel has a lovely garden overlooking its own private beach.

Best Places To Eat On Big Corn Island

While there may not be a whole lot to choose from when it comes to restaurants on the island, there are a couple that are definitely more popular.

🍽 Darinia Kitchen – This place is all about local and organic ingredients and using what the island has to offer to make delicious healthy meals. They have a lot of seafood but also lots of vegan and vegetarian options too.

🍽 Pizzeria Italia – Not necessarily what you would expect to eat on a hot tropical island but this Italian restaurant is well-loved among visitors to the island.

Day 20 & 21 – Fly back to Managua

It has come time to leave paradise behind for now and head back to Managua. If I were you, I would book the 3:40 pm flights back to Managua to give yourself one last slow morning on the island, before you leave.

An hour or so before your flight is scheduled, jump into a taxi to the airport. Taxis to anywhere on the island are $1 per person.

Once you land in Managua, grab a taxi straight to where you are staying for the night before your flight home tomorrow. Alternatively, you can book a late-night flight instead of spending a night in Managua.

I would personally stay a night, just because airlines are not always reliable and if for any reason your flight back from the island is delayed, you won’t miss your flight home.

Looking down a road in Nicaragua with a volcano behind the trees in the distance

Alternative 2 or 4 Week Nicaragua Itineraries

Although I believe 3 weeks in Nicaragua is the ideal amount of time, I know this is not going to work for everyone. Whether you can only get a couple of weeks off of work, or you are travelling for longer and want to spend a month in Nicaragua. Here are 2 more adapted Itineraries for 2 or 4 weeks.

Nicaragua Itinerary – 2 Weeks

If you only have 2 weeks to spare, you can still have an absolutely amazing time and see and do an awful lot. As I mentioned earlier, our friend came to join us for 11 days and we did soo much in that time!

The main difference with this Itinerary is that I wouldn’t go to the Corn Islands if you only have 2 weeks or less. It is expensive and takes a lot of time that I believe would be better spent in the places I have mentioned below.

  • Day 1 – Land in Managua and Travel to Leon
  • Day 2 & 3 – Leon
  • Day 4 & 5 – Surfing Turtle Lodge
  • Day 6, 7 & 8 – Granada 
  • Day 9 & 10 – Ometepe Island
  • Day 11, 12 & 13 – San Juan Del Sur
  • Day 14 – Head to Managua and fly home

All of the logistics and details for this are the same as the 3 week itinerary.

Nicaragua Itinerary – 4 Weeks

If you are fortunate enough to have a little more time to explore then here is a slightly extended Itinerary for 4 weeks.

In this version, I have added a stop in Esteli before Leon and added more time to also explore Little Corn Island too. As well as an extra day in Leon and Granada. If you have more time in these cities, you have the option to do more volcano hikes or even, overnight camping trips.

  • Day 1 – Land in Managua and Travel to Esteli
  • Day 2 & 3 – Esteli
  • Day 4, 5, 6 & 7 – Leon
  • Day 8 & 9 – Surfing Turtle Lodge
  • Day 10, 11, 12 & 13 – Granada 
  • Day 14, 15 & 16 – Ometepe Island
  • Day 17, 18 & 19 – San Juan Del Sur
  • Day 20 – Travel to Managua and fly to Corn Islands
  • Day 21, 22 & 23 – Big Corn Island
  • Day 24, 25 & 26 – Little corn island
  • Day 27 – Boat back to Big Corn and fly back to Managua
  • Day 28 – Fly home

If you plan to visit Costa Rica as well then check out my 3 week itinerary.


Budgeting For 3 Weeks In Nicaragua

So how do you know how much 3 weeks in Nicaragua will cost? Not to worry, I can definitely help with that.

Here are some examples of costs that you can expect to pay in Nicaragua;

  • A night in a budget private room – $10
  • A night in a mid-range room – $45
  • Return flight to the Corn Islands – $165
  • A shuttle bus ride from Leon to Granada – $19-$25
  • A 30-minute local chicken bus ride – $0.50
  • A 30-minute Taxi ride – $20 – $30
  • A meal in a Western restaurant – $10
  • A meal at a local restaurant or street food stand – $5
  • A beer in a bar – $1.25
  • Volcano Boarding activity – $35
  • Mangrove boat trip – $25
  • Full-day Volcano hike tour – $35
  • ATM fees – $4
  • Sim Card & data plan – $20

If you are planning your trip on a tight budget, you might find this guide useful.

The view from the top of a volcano in Nicaragua, showing green landscapes as far as you can see and a large lake

What To Pack For 3 Weeks In Nicaragua

This will vary slightly depending on if you travel in the wet or the dry season. But typically, Nicaragua is a hot, tropical country so you will want plenty of light clothing. Some good hiking boots, insect repellent and sunscreen are a few more essentials.

I would avoid packing anything white, as Nicaragua is pretty dry and dusty from all the volcanos.

You can also check out my full packing list for Central America to see what we took with us.


3 Weeks In Nicaragua – FAQs

To make sure you have as much information before your visit to Nicaragua as possible, here are a few more answers to some frequently asked questions.

Is Nicaragua Safe to Visit?

Nicaragua is generally considered a safe destination for tourists to travel to. We spent 4 weeks in Nicaragua and felt safe the whole time.

That being said there are still risks you need to be aware of. The local buses can be a hotspot for petty theft and pickpocketing. Occasionally robberies do happen in touristy areas by opportunists but this is common in most of Central America.

It is especially important to be vigilant and sensible when travelling to Nicaragua. Don’t carry your valuables on you and don’t walk around alone at night. We didn’t meet anyone who had, had any trouble so as long as you are careful you should be fine.

Before you travel it is always a good idea to check your government’s travel advice for any updates.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Nicaragua?

Nicaragua has a tropical climate, with two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season is from November to April and is generally considered the best time to visit. During these months, you will have more pleasant temperatures, lots of sunshine, and very little rainfall.

However, if you’re a nature enthusiast, the rainy season from May to October is a great time to experience beautiful green landscapes, fewer crowds, and the opportunity to observe the country’s incredible biodiversity.

Are there Mosquitos in Nicaragua?

Yes, there are mosquitoes in Nicaragua.

As a tropical country, Nicaragua does have mosquitoes, especially in areas with higher humidity and are closer to water. Mosquitoes are most prevalent during the rainy season, from May to October. We stayed in a really bad hostel in San Juan del Sur with no windows and our room was full of Mosquitos all night. That was not fun!

It is always best to try and prevent mosquito bites by using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in accommodations with screens or air conditioning (and windows of course).

Additionally, it is always wise to speak to your GP or a travel doctor if you plan to travel abroad to countries with risks of different diseases.

How many days do I need in Granada, Nicaragua?

I would say the ideal amount of time in Granada is 3 days. However, longer if you plan to explore more of the surrounding volcanos or join overnight camping trips.

Which country is better to visit, Nicaragua or Costa Rica?

We loved both Nicaragua and Costa Rica. They are similar in many ways such as stunning landscapes, tonnes of wildlife, volcanoes, beaches and great adventure activities.

They are also very different in a few ways. For example, Costa Rica is by far more expensive to visit. Whereas, Nicaragua can sometimes feel a little less safe than Costa Rica.

I wrote a really comprehensive comparison of the two countries if you want to explore the similarities and differences even further.

A girl smiling at the camera from a balcony overlooking the city of Granada in Nicaragua

3 Weeks In Nicaragua Itinerary – Final Thoughts

You’ve seen volcanos and lava and even boarded down a volcano. You have tried surfing, released baby turtles and hiked to waterfalls. You’ve visited cloud forests and observed wild monkeys, seen colonial towns and partied in a treehouse. You’ve relaxed on white sand beaches and snorkelled with rays.

This is why Nicaragua should be at the top of your travel bucket list.

3 weeks in Nicaragua is the ideal amount of time to be able to do all of these things and more! We loved this wild and raw country for its diversity and sheer determination to rise back up from whatever the universe throws at it.

As you can tell it left a strong impression on us and I am pretty certain you will know exactly how we feel once you’ve visited too.