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The Corn Islands. Nicaragua’s Caribbean Secret

The Corn Islands. Nicaragua’s Caribbean Secret

When people talk about The Corn Islands, their eyes light up. “Imagine what the Caribbean was like 50 years ago, before the crowds and the resorts?” they say. If you are happy to hang your hammock and wile away the afternoon with a few quiet rums and wait for the fisherman to bring the daily catch of lobster in. Snorkel from…
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8 Reasons You Should Visit Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

8 Reasons You Should Visit Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

Ometepe Island ticks all the boxes no matter what type of holiday you are looking for. Admired for its diversity of experiences; adventure, nature reserves, rainforests, diverse wildlife populations, beautiful beaches, crystal clear fresh water pools, archeological sites and friendly hospitality that is specifically ‘Ometepe’.  All set beneath the dramatic profile of two majestic volcanoes that make this island. While…
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Matagalpa, Nicaragua’s Coffee Country.

Matagalpa, Nicaragua’s Coffee Country.

Head up into the hills of the northern region of Nicaragua and you will find stunning landscapes and beautiful cities. If you like chocolate and coffee, this is where the world looks to find the finest of both; this is Matagalpa, Nicaragua’s Coffee Country. Don’t mind a fine cigar?  Then this is the region for you too. We took a chicken bus…
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REVIEW Hotel Presidente. San Jose, Costa Rica

REVIEW Hotel Presidente. San Jose, Costa Rica

REVIEW Hotel Presidente Hotel Presidente is a boutique 4 star hotel situated right on the main mall of central San Jose, walking distance to the majority of San Jose attractions. The hotel boasts all the facilities you would require of a city hotel including a gym, day spa and restaurant. Overall rating 5 out of 5 We chose to stay at…
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Cooking Up A Storm In León- A Nicaraguan Cooking Workshop.

Cooking Up A Storm In León- A Nicaraguan Cooking Workshop.

While we were in Nicaragua one thing we really wanted to do was a Nicaraguan cooking workshop. We had taken quite a shine to Nicaraguan cuisine – fresh corn tortillas, jalapeño chicken, tostadas con queso or just tostadas served with nearly every meal. The versatility of the humble plantain! An amazing home made cheese called Cuajada is served with the…
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REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Corn Island, Nicaragua

REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Corn Island, Nicaragua

REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Sea Star Spa is a luxury resort located at Long Bay on the southern tip of Corn Island, Nicaragua. Corn Island sits 70kms to the east of the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast and is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, not for long though! Our stay coincided with the end of the low season when most…
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One Day In León, Nicaragua – A City Tour

One Day In León, Nicaragua – A City Tour

We were quite excited about exploring the city of León, Nicaragua. León has long been considered the political and intellectual center of the nation.  Laying claim to some of the countries most important poets and musicians as well as some of Nicaragua’s most beautiful historical buildings, it is also home to the revolution that shaped the Nicaragua we know today. So what should…
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One Day In San Jose, Costa Rica- A City Tour

One Day In San Jose, Costa Rica- A City Tour

 We recently had a few days in Costa Rica on our way to Nicaragua. While most people arrive in Costa Rica and leg it straight for the beaches and rain forests, we decided to check out the capital and spend one day in San Jose. Often we have preconceived ideas about destinations, especially cities. Admittedly we had not done a…
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One Day In Granada,Nicaragua. Pt 1- Morning

One Day In Granada,Nicaragua. Pt 1- Morning

 Got one day in Granada to spare? Mix it up a little with these great ways to spend one day in Granada, Nicaragua. Tour this impressive colonial city in the morning and by afternoon, cruise the volcanic islands of Lake Nicaragua.  First Stop- Granada City Tour. We have talked before about city tours, they are no longer the reserve of…
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