This list of things to do in Nicaragua only really scratches the surface. But it does give you some idea of the many activities that are available to try out on you next holiday here. If you have something else you are wondering about, let us know and we will likely be able to find it. Kite Boarding?...check; Horse back riding?...check; Deep Sea Fishing?...check.
Surfing with the best
Nicaragua was home to the world surfing championships in 2014/2015 in different categories. Check out the article for some of the best surf spots in Nicaragua.
If surfing is not your thing but you love to play in the water, then grab a boogie board. There are still lots of waves to be caught.
Who doesn't need souvenirs to take back home.
Maybe that favorite nephew or cousin is top of mind or perhaps a piece of local art for your living room back home. Either way you are sure to find it in the Masaya market set up in a 16th century castle.
San Cristobal beckons to the more adventuresome
If you are the outdoors type but not so great with the water, you can hike to the top of the tallest volcano in Nicaragua at over 1700M above sea level. This climb is not for the faint of heart.
There are 12 major volcanoes in Nicaragua. Do you have enough days to climb them all?
It's the next best thing to flying
At the base of Mombocho after your rain forest hike,you can stop on your way out and spend an hour flying thru the forest canopy.
A perfect way to relax for an afternoon
What better way to see the coast than an afternoon sailing trip from San Juan del Sur. Or you can do a full day tour that includes a beach BBQ. You might even see a dolphin or two pacing the boat.
Cruise thru the islands of Granada
Hire a boat for an afternoon tour of Las Isletas. On the edge of Granada in Lake Nicaragua there are over 365 small islands formed when the Mombocho volcano blew up thousands of years ago. Many are empty but many also are privately owned and have houses on them.
View from Catarina looking over Laguna de Apoyo
There are many beautiful places to visit for the vistas including the crater and lake of Laguna de Apoyo, a short drive from Managua. The lake is about 2km across and the water is crystal clear and perfect for a swim.
All of the Above
Take 2 - 4 days to visit Ometepe Island
An island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua made up of 2 volcanos, Concepcion and Maderas. You can relax on the beach at any of several hotels, rent a scooter to tour around, take a dip in Agua de Ojos, or hike to the top of either volcano. There are several great restaurants on the island and accommodation ranges from $10/night hostels to $150/night private waterfront cabins. And the Ferry ride from Rivas to Moyalgalpa is always an adventure.