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Nicaragua, located between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its volcanic landscapes, wave-battered beaches and colonial architecture.
'The Land of Lakes and Volcanos'
Nicaragua boasts as many as 50 volcanoes running along its Pacific coast, but fortunately only 7 are considered to be active. The country is also home to Central America's largest lake, Lago de Nicaragua.
What's in a Name?
Nicaragua comes from the combination of two words, “Nicarao” and “agua.” The Nicarao were the Indian tribe who occupied the shores of Lake Nicaragua when the Spaniards arrived in the 1500s. “Agua” is the Spanish word for water, so Nicaragua translates as “the land of the Nicarao by water".
The Path Less Traveled
Abandon the beaten path with this hidden gem, often overlooked in favor of neighboring Costa Rica. You'll find open areas, stunning beaches, volcanic landscape, and some of the best surfing in the world.
Learning to surf in Nicaragua is the stuff of dreams. Think open waves, consistent surf, and incredible scenery.
Beach Bar Shots
Look no further for your next hidden gem paradise. It’s only relatively recently that Nicaragua has truly become known as a top-tier surf holiday destination, and we’ve been shredding the waves here long before your cousin’s best friend posted about it on the ‘gram.
Picture this: You’re on a sun-filled beach. There’s a breeze blowing through your hair and the sounds of waves crashing against the soft, sandy shore all around you. You look out to the vast Pacific and see surfers dotting the water, waiting for the next break. The waves today have been incredible. A local beach dog runs up to you for a scratch while you make your way to the ocean, surfboard under one arm and a smile on your face knowing that life truly does not get any better.
With consistent off-shore winds, average waves at least shoulder-high, and relatively uncrowded beaches compared to alternative surfing destinations in this part of the world (we’re looking at you, Costa Rica), it’s the stuff of dreams. And it hasn’t taken long for word to spread. In recent years, there has been an uptick in the availability and popularity of surf tours in Nicaragua, as well as a rise in the number of local surf contests. Big wave energy, baby.
After a long day of riding waves, it is time to zen out. Nicaragua has become an increasingly popular destination for yoga retreats in 2023 due to its peaceful environment and views of jaw-dropping beaches to inspire and hone your practice. There is no better place to centre yourself and reap all the physical and mental benefits that yoga can offer than a destination filled with natural charm. If you know, you know.
With influences of indigenous Native American, Spanish, and Creole flavours, Nicaragua may just be your next foodie destination. Its cuisine is renowned for its richness, as well as an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, vegetables, and some of the largest avocados you will ever see. The locals are experts at using ingredients native to the area, and this has remained a hallmark of Nicaraguan cuisine to the present day.
Whatever you’re craving throughout your stay in this part of Central America, you can expect to find a range of tempting traditional dishes, along with some of the comforts from home. With irresistible local options like gallo pinto, desayuno Nica, quesillos, nacatamales, or tropical smoothie bowls, fish tacos, and freshly ground coffee, what more of a reason do you need to book a surf and yoga retreat in Nicaragua?
With the best beachfront hotel in Nicaragua, all in-country transportation, extensive fitness programming by some of the best coaches in the industry, and much more included in our Nicaragua adventure travel tours, there is no need for you to look further for your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Nicaragua travel offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the most picturesque environments in the world. It’s a place that reminds you that there really can be more to life than the 9-to-5. And who doesn’t need a little break from reality once in a while? Join us. Paradise is calling; will you answer?