Nicaragua only came up on my radar a year ago after a student of mine traveled there and came back to London looking more radiant than ever. Everything she described to me about this untouched country sounded like paradise. And our experience proved that it most definitely was!
It was challenging to decide where we would go and explore with limited time but we made sure that there was a beach, chilled vibes and a bit of adventure in every town.
Our first stop was the little surfer town of Las Peñitas which is a twenty minute drive from Leon. We stayed at an epic place called Simple Beach Lodge. This was the view outside our bedroom window.
One of the breathtaking sunsets above the Pacific Ocean.
My favourite place to eat in Las Peñitas. Sua was a sweet small beach cafe with the most delicious Ceviche.
Who needs beach lounges when you could have hammocks!
If you ever wondered what it be like to visit an island that Pirates used to hide their treasure on in the Caribbean, Little Corn is a perfect example. It’s a bit of a mission to get to, and the Panga ride from Big Corn can get pretty wild but I promise it is worth every second! There are no cars on the island and locals are super friendly.
We stayed North of the Island at a place called Ensueños. This little tree house was ours, with no electricity and everything was environmentally friendly.
The Island is tiny. You can make your way around in one day no problem.
The most spectacular views.
Me at the top of the tower sipping on a Fresca.
Welcome to the jungle.
And of course I had to try an arm balance on the most beautiful beach ever!
This bus stop describes Big Corn in a nutshell.
Afternoon chill time.
Island Bakery & Sweets. The best cakes on the Island.
It just wouldn’t be the Caribbean without a fresh young coconut.
Surfers Paradise and some of the best beaches on the Pacific Coast.
The view from Maginific Rock.
Dan in his element on Christmas Day.
One of the most beautiful yoga studios I’ve ever seen.
Hanging out in the studio.
We spent a spontaneous last day in Granada and I was so taken aback at how cool this colonial town really was. This picture was taken in the bell tower in the Iglesia La Merced Church that had beautiful views of the town.
The streets of Granada.
We found the most amazing place to eat and had the best coffee in Nicaragua.
Inside looked like a modern oasis.
Our Christmas Day photo after soaking up the sunshine.
Nicaragua exceeded all of my expectations. If you looking for some yoga, surf or even to just chill on the beach you won’t get much better than this beautiful and humble country!