We were desperate to find somewhere that could satisfy our dreams of empty, idyllic beaches and waves that wouldn't swallow us up whole. After wandering along a dusty road we discovered it at Nicawaves - our surf camp for the week.
No trip to Nicaragua is complete without a morning spent chucking yourself, at high speed, down the side of a volcano. It's messy, but bloody hell it's fun.
We loved our time in Granada - so much so, we visited twice. But some of the popular things to do aren't actually that exciting, interesting or worth the money. Here's our guide on what to hit and what to miss!
Rivas bus terminal is one of the few that we've encountered where there are a number of groups consistently trying to rip-off backpackers. So, here's our guide to getting from San Juan del Sur to Ometepe by bus and boat without getting scammed in Rivas.