Nicaragua Close Up + Tips For Visiting

One of my favorite types of photography is macro photography, the really close-ups where you can’t even tell what you’re looking at.  It gets you thinking and your imagination going, which I enjoy.  This means when I come back from a trip, the majority of my pictures are not easily identifiable.  They could just be part of a wall or something on the ground, not even the monument I was at.

I found myself taking a lot of these in Nicaragua.  Doors, windows, sand, you name it.  While most of these are easily identifiable, they don’t show the big picture.  You are left to figure out what else was happening.  One of my favorite parts of traveling is arriving in a new place and wandering around for the first time.  I usually end up lost and going down the same streets over and over, but it’s still the best.

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Tips for visiting Nicaragua:

  • If you’re a party animal, make sure you go to San Juan del Sur.
  • If you would rather have a few days relaxing, head to the Corn Islands.  It’s like a holiday on a holiday.
  • Go to Canyon de Somoto for some good outdoor adventures like hiking, canyoneering, and other awesome stuff like that.
  • Go volcano boarding just outside of Leon.  And don’t forget to check out the white rooftop church in Leon while you’re there!
  • Grenada is a good place to explore markets.
  • San Juan del Sur to Costa Rica isn’t far, but plan a whole day for the trip.  We were at the border forever.
  • Make sure to visit beaches outside of San Juan del Sur.  They are much better than the one in town, but that one is great for sunsets.
  • Definitely go to El Gato Negro, bookstore/cafe, but don’t read the books unless you buy them.  They do not like that.

Have you been to Nicaragua?  Where did you go?  Did you like it?  Do you want to go?

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