Today, I would like to share some of our favorite pictures from our trip to Nicaragua last week. If you don’t already know, my husband is Nicaraguan, born and raised, so most of his family is there including his parents and sisters. Needless to say, we visit often. This time around though my parents joined us for the first time, and we had a ton of family fun. (Except for the part where I was dying of heat exhaustion and felt sick.) Other than that, the trip was great!
Below I will share some of the places we visited and what we did along with our favorite shots from those days. Enjoy!
The following pictures are at a beach resort called Gran Pacifica. It’s about an hour away from Managua and its quite an adventurous drive–dirt roads and all! It was very bumpy for my bump! Lol! It was totally worth it though when you see the beauty this place holds. It has dark volcanic sand and large volcanic rocks and stones as you will see in the pictures. It’s very relaxing there, especially during the week because no one is around. So, we were rolling VIP style with the whole place to ourselves! The service from the restaurant was great and they served us in our little cabana (pictured below). Of course the infinity pool is an extra perk! I highly recommend visiting there– its a must see!
Granada, Nicaragua is a highly talked about city. It’s about 45 minutes from the city of Managua and is filled with rich history. Many tourists visit here. A major must see when you go here though are ” Las Isletas de Granada” (translation: The little islands of Granada). You take a boat out onto this huge lake, and there are these small islands where people own vacations homes ( or people actually live there or some are not even developed yet.) There is a ton of wildlife you can see on your boat ride, including some wild monkeys that live on their own little island! It’s pretty cool! Check out our pics below.
I feel like all the places we went to are a must see if you go to Nicaragua, so if you go you really need to see these places. The following location is called San Juan del Sur which is known for it’s surfing and nightlife. Unfortunately, I couldn’t surf or party lol….being 26 weeks pregnant, probably not a good idea. 🙂 But we did enjoy some good food and some beach time. It’s about 2 hours away from the capital city of Managua. I recommend staying there a few days if you’re visiting so you can get the most out of it. Enjoy our pics!
As you can see, we did so much in such little amount of time. We really only had 5 days to visit these places and spend time with family. You can really do a lot if you plan out properly. I feel like every time we go we do so much and I’m always so tired when we get home. It’s one of those vacations where you need a vacation from your vacation. It’s just that there’s always so much fun stuff to do and you want to do it all! Maybe next time we go we can actually spend some nights at the beach and just relax. Let’s see what happens! Since we’re having the baby in September and my husband’s family is coming to visit us to see the baby, we might not go back until 2017. Let’s see though, you never know!
I hope that one day you can visit Nicaragua. I know most visit their neighbor Costa Rica, but it’s just as beautiful. The tourism isn’t as developed in Nicaragua, but it’s getting there slowly and the best part is, you can get some great deals! If you ever need any tips or recommendations, don’t hesitate to ask! Leave a comment or ask me on my IG or Facebook!
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