Nicaragua Exploration Honeymoon
Romance & adventure in a 10 day bundle!
A 9 night tour of the colonial city of Leon, the charming beach town of San Juan del Sur and the luxurious Jicaro Island in Lake Nicaragua. It starts when you fly into Managua and transfer north one and a half hours to the colonial city of Leon. The home of Nicaragua’s best museums, oldest learning centres, and finest churches, Leon is the intellectual heart of Nicaragua (if not Central America). The most authentically colonial Spanish city in country, Leon is surrounded by volcanoes and the Pacific Rim is truly visable here, with great opportunities for “volcano boarding”, the new adrenaline sport sweeping… well sweeping northwest Nicaragua! 20 minutes out of town you’ll hit some of the best surfing in the region on the deserted beaches of Poneloya. During your stay in this graceful old city, your home away from home will be the Hotel El Convento for three nights. This beautiful place, dating from the 17th century convent that used to sit on these grounds offers a wonderful snapshot of bygone colonial days.
On your first day in Leon we’ll show you around town with your Leon Walking Tour. You’ll explore the rich cultural and political history of one of Nicaragua’s oldest and most influential cities. Defined by its graceful Spanish colonial architecture and fascinating political history, you will soon discover why León is at once considered to be Nicaragua’s historical, cultural, educational and religious capital. Morning or afternoon tours are available, each lasting three hours. The next day will find you climbing to the top of the Cerro Negro Volcano. It’s an impressive experience, and the climb is surprisingly easy. This active volcano, the youngest in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most accessible in Nicaragua (altitude 675 m.), is totally covered with black sand and rock. From the top, you will have an incredible view of the surrounding area and the Maribios volcanic chain, however the descent is probably the most fun. Once you have had your fill of the view from the top, descend the steep slope by foot, using the sandy volcanic material to control your speed. The more adventurous of you can strap yourself to a plank and “volcano board” down!
Check out of your hotel as we pick you up for your private transfer to Nicaragua’s premium beach town, San Juan del Sur, where you will stay at Pelican Eyes. This is a truly one-of-kind resort that offers a distinctive blend of gracious hospitality, luxurious accommodations, local charm and community commitment. The guest at Pelican Eyes will enjoy magnificent sweeping, ocean views from the three infinity pools reached by walking through lush tropical gardens. San Juan del Sur and the surrounding area are filled with adventure, culture and history…. or you can simply relax on the beach or by the pool. Surfing, sailing, fishing and horseback riding are all within easy access as well. Pelican Eyes also has an awesome spa, “Casa Tranquila” where you can sooth your aching bones and stresses from home away!
While here in San Juan del Sur, it’s beach time, but remember that you can always partake in the classic Central American zip line canopy adventure! The canopy tour is located only five minutes from San Juan del Sur. The tour offers 2.5 kilometers of zip-line in a rural setting where nature prevails. Nature is abundant in the area, and you can see animals including monkeys, raccoons, birds, and other animals.
Time to check out of Pelican Eyes for the final part of your honeymoon. You will be driven to the city of Granada, where you’ll take a connecting boat to the island retreat of Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Lake Nicaragua. A stay at Jicaro Island Ecolodge could have an emphasis on relaxing, yoga, massages, reading a good book or just taking endless naps listening to the tranquil waters of Lake Nicaragua next to your casita. But if you are looking for an adventure, Jicaro has also many tours and activities to offer. The “must do” tours during a stay on the island are kayaking around the Granada Isletas, hiking in the rainforest, the famous Puma trail or visiting the hot springs at the foot of the Mombacho Volcano located just a short boat ride across the lake. You will spend two nights here before heading back to reality after an amazing honeymoon!
*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.
Day 1: Fly into Managua and transfer to the colonial city of Leon (1.5 hours). Stay at Hoel El Convento for the first three nights of your Nicaragua Exploration Honeymoon.
Day 2: Today we’ll show you around town with your Leon Walking Tour. You’ll explore the rich cultural and political history of one of Nicaragua’s oldest and most influential cities.
Day 3: Climb Cerro Negro today! This active volcano is the youngest in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most accessible in Nicaragua (altitude 675 m). From the top, you will have an incredible view of the surrounding area and the Maribios volcanic chain. Feel free to come down on foot, or on a modified snowboard – that’s right – this is the home of volcano boarding!
Day 4: Check out of your hotel and transfer four hours to Nicaragua’s premium beach town, San Juan del Sur, where you will stay at Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa for four nights.
Day 5: Spend today just relaxing and enjoying the beach!
Day 6: Today it’s time for a classic Central American zip line canopy adventure! The canopy tour is located only five minutes from San Juan del Sur. The tour offers 2.5 kilometers of zip-line in a rural setting where nature prevails. Nature is abundant in the area, and you can see animals including monkeys, raccoons, birds, and other animals.
Day 7: Today is another day for relaxing and enjoying the beach, or taking part in any of the numerous activities available in this area!
Day 8: Time to check out of Pelican Eyes for the final part of your honeymoon. You will be driven to the city of Granada (2 hours), where you’ll take a connecting boat to the island retreat of Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Lake Nicaragua.
Day 9: Relax and enjoy your last full day of your honeymoon on your own private island retreat!
Day 10: Tear yourself out of your hammock and transfer back to Managua Airport for your flight home.
This package includes these hotels:
Hotel El Convento's colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere in the historic city of Leon.« View Hotel »
Pelican Eyes offers luxurious accommodations on a stunning hillside location with panoramic views of San Juan del Sur and the Pacific Ocean beyond.« View Hotel »
Private hardwood Casitas set on a private island within Lake Nicaragua. This island resort will offer each guest a friendly and comfortable stay near the historic city of Granada.« View Hotel »
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