The Road Less Traveled

Nicaragua's remote Northwest - a ticket to isolation!

Head to the authentic colonial city of Leon, Nicaragua’s cultural headquarters, before enjoying the beaches of the southern Pacific coast. 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 the country, Leon is surrounded by volcanoes and the Pacific Rim is truly visible 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. You’ll stay at Hotel El Convento in the heart of León, on the site of the former San Francisco Convent. Its colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere while you soak up the history oozing out of these ancient streets.

While in Leon you’ll visit the historical ruins of “Leon Viejo” settled by Lake Managua and capital of the Province of Nicaragua during the colonial time. Due to its rich pre-Hispanic history and great importance during the colonial period the ruins of Leon Viejo were declared by UNESCO a World heritage site. You’ll also have a chance to explore the current town of Leon on a fun and informative walking tour. Wind through the narrow streets and get a feel for the town’s history.

Next, you’ll head south to Morgan’s Rock near the thriving town of San Juan del Sur. This Hacienda and Ecolodge is set on an 1800-hectare property complete with a tropical forest nature reserve and animal sanctuary. With lots to explore and plenty of relaxation to be had this is a luxury destination you can feel good about.

After a few days on the beach, you’ll transfer back to Managua for your last night. Los Robles is a 14 room boutique hotel in a converted Spanish colonial villa near to the center of Managua in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town. Enjoy your last evening in one of the many great restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel.

*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 city of Leon. You’ll stay at Hotel El Convento in the heart of León, for the first three nights of “the Road Less Traveled”.

Day 2:  Spend today exploring the town of Leon. On this walking tour you will meander through these ancient streets with a guide. Climb to the roof of Central America’s largest cathedral and enjoy the amazing views over the city and surrounding Maribios Volcanic Chain.

Day 3:  Visit the ruins of Leon Viejo, a UNESCO World heritage site, and take a peek into the country’s past.  This once thriving capital of Nicaragua was abandonded after the 1578 eruption of the nearby Momotombo volcano and subsequent destructive earthquake of 1610. 

Day 4: Transfer to the the beach to stay at Morgan’s Rock. This 1800-hectare picturesque resort offers the comfortable rooms surrounded by forest allowing for plenty of peace and privacy. With 800 hectares of nature reserve there is plenty of opportunity to explore the property and see wildlife.

Days 5-6: Spend the days at your leisure relaxing on the beach, by the pool or wandering the property.

Day 7: Transfer back to Managua for your last night at Hotel Los Robles.

Day 8: Transfer to the Managua Airport for your flight home.


This package includes these hotels:

  • Hotel El Convento

    Hotel El Convento

    Hotel El Convento's colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere in the historic city of Leon.

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  • Morgan’s Rock

    Morgan’s Rock

    One of Nicaragua's most established and well-known eco-resorts, Morgan's Rock offers waterfront rustic luxury on its own beautiful beach.

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  • Hotel Los Robles

    Hotel Los Robles

    Located in the upscale “Los Robles” district of Managua, you are within easy walking distance of various restaurants and the Metrocentro shopping mall.

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