The Magical Island of Ometepe

The Magical Island of Ometepe

The Magical Island of Ometepe Formed by two volcanoes that rise up in the middle of Lake Nicaragua and are connected by a small strip of, Ometepe is both a mystical and magical place.  I was excited to have the opportunity to experience its volcanoes, nature, lakes, and its wild terrain.  Ometepe is accessible by ferry or plane.  The most popular way to get there is from the ferry from the town of Rivas.  There are also occasional ferries to/from Granada and San Carlos, but last time I checked those…

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Being away from the coast in Leon and the surrounding area for a few days, had me having beach withdrawals.  Luckily, the next stop on my list was San Juan del Sur, known for being a surfing and party hotspot!  One of the positives of Nicaragua being so small is that the distances are (usually manageable).  My route from Leon to San Juan del Sur, however, was anything but.  After a bicycle rickshaw, minibus, taxi, and two chicken buses later, I finally arrived in SJDS…

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua This post is a continuation of my previous post about Volcano boarding.  I had participated in a two day trek with Quetzaltrekkers, which started with volcano boarding-definitely a must-do for any adrenaline junkie who finds themselves in Nicaragua.  When I heard it was possible to climb and camp on a volcano, I knew it was something I couldn’t pass up. Volcano boarding finished up around late morning.  Only myself and two others would continue onto the trek, as well as our two guides, Rich and Ben,…

Volcano Boarding down Cerro Negro

Volcano Boarding down Cerro Negro

Volcano Boarding down Cerro Negro Ever since I decided I was going to Nicaragua (a whole week before I actually booked my flights), I knew that I ravels in Nicaragua, including my sister as well as my fellow travel friend, Dan, from Adventure Born.  As a self-proclaimed “adventure junkie”, I love trying my hand at any physical activity that pushes the limit (within reason of course).  Due to the specifics of this activity-needing a volcano covered in ash and not at immediate risk of erupting again, the sport is only available…