budget: £30 GBP / $50 USD per day
total budget: £930 / $1550
total spent: £886 / $1385
avg. daily spend : £28.6 / $44.7
all costs are for two people
days on budget: 0%
days under budget: 64.5%
days over budget: 35.5%
We spent this entire month in Nicaragua, taking on the dirt roads of Ometepe by motorbike, the colonial grandeur of Granada by foot and the tropical paradise that is Little Corn - a must see on any trip to this country!
With a few sick days and a few more work days we didn't cover as many miles as we would normally, but considering our travel time in these few weeks included 31 hours on a cargo boat, we think we deserved a slightly quieter month.
And despite indulging in fresh fish and the odd lobster on one of our many restaurant trips in the Corn Islands, we still came in under budget - almost certainly something to do with the crazy low accommodation costs in Granada (absolutely a budget backpacker's dream location)
£236 / $369
Average cost double room: £7.6 / $11.9
£92 / $144
Overland to the Corn Islands is still costly, but MUCH cheaper than a flight!
£181 / $283
A large portion of our budget spent here this month, but we don't regret a single shrimp.
eating out: 21.5%
£93 / $145
Yeah, we drank A LOT of rum in the Caribbean!
£132 / 224
£34 / $53
When it's hot, you've got to have ice-cream!
sweets & treats: 4%
£27 / $42
Stocking up on sun-cream can prove costly!
£42.5 / $66.5
Most expensive: £25 / $40
Snorkelling trip off Little Corn - sharks included!
£2.5 / $4
£32 / $50
A 45 minute turn-around across the Nicaraguan - Costa Rican border for a new visa.