Nicaragua is a beautiful Caribbean country that was inhabited by indigenous cultures for a long time. It was colonized by Spain and then got independence. The country has different topographies that make a diverse and unique place. Read in to know about the most romantic places in Nicaragua.
Cerro Negro –
If you are in Nicaragua then you must see the volcanoes in the county. Cerro Negro is an active volcano and you can board down its slopes or go what is called “volcano surfing”. This is one of the must see places in Nicaragua. Hike to the top of the mountain and the sit on a piece of wood and board down. It will give you a shot of adrenalin as you come flying down on the gravel. Couples who love adventure will love it. When you go up to the crater you can see the fumaroles that still spit lava. Tour companies give you protective clothing and boards and you can down at a speed of 41 miles per hour and there is nothing in the way to stop you.
The city or town Leon has a lot of attractions that visitors can see. It has a good location which is an entryway for other attractions around the place. It was the capita a while back and it still has remnants of the murals and graffiti around the city. See the churches and museums around the city like the Museum of the Revolution. The León Viejo dating back to the 16th century is a listing on UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the Spanish settlements. It is one of the must see places in Nicaragua.
Somoto Canyon –
The Somoto Canyon is located near Somoto – a town in the west, is one of the most beautiful places in Nicaragua. This natural wonder has a river running through it and you take a tour guide to see this. The 6-hour tour consists of you hiking along to get there or you can take a boat at the end of the canyon for the short and sweet 2-hour tour. You need to wear life jackets to hike and go over boulders. When the canyon arrives you just jump into the river and float till you see the ground for hiking again. The clear green waters are inviting and allows you pure to have fun.
Laguna de Apoyo –
The Laguna de Apoyo is a volcanic crater lake. The lake has warm water all year round and is said to have medicinal properties as well. It is a perfect place to relax in the beautiful environment making it one of the most romantic places in Nicaragua. You can just chill in the water, swim or go kayaking. The public beach has some delicious food which will keep your stomach full as you lounge in the sun.
Esteli is well known for waterfalls around it. Check out the Tisey Estanzuela. These waterfalls are quite pretty and secluded. The best would be to take a tour that includes transport and meals. It is best to go with a local tour company. You can also see the Quiabuc las Brisas and Colocondo and is one of the most beautiful places in Nicaragua for couples.
Corn islands –
Get your fix of the beach life by visiting the little and big corn. Little corn can be cheaper on your pocket. But both offer similar things. Beautiful beaches greet you and you can soak up the sun. Go snorkeling with your partner or experience scuba diving. Clear waters and sandy beaches great you and make this one of the most romantic places in Nicaragua.
See the turtles –
The Pacific beaches of Nicaragua have mass arrivals of sea turtles. If you visit Nicaragua in the turtle nesting season, then go to a hatchery and see the release of hatchlings into the ocean. You can sit on the beach and see baby turtles crawling their way to their home. It is a surreal experience and one you must try to get.
Chocolate, coffee, and cigar –
Take a chocolate tour in Matagalpa. See how chocolate is made and get to try samples of coffee and local chocolate. Take a tour at Selva Negra for coffee and see the process of making coffee. Get to sample delicious local coffee and hike around the local forests. Esteli has some of the best cigars in the country. Learn how to roll cigars from one of the old ladies that work in cigar factories.
Do try the local dishes such as Gallo pinto – a dish of beans and rice, Pollo Asado – grilled chicken, Maduro’s – sweet roasted plantain and tajadas – plantain chips. Other dishes to try are vigerón, chicharron, and nacatamales.
Nicaragua has a lot to offer in terms of food, adventure, and beaches. We are sure that you will find some of the most romantic places for couples in Nicaragua.