Nicaragua: Leon, Telica and Las Penitas

Leon was a nice surpise ! Super nice to wal around the city. We spend an afternoon to climb the Telica volcano sunset and lava at night (from far) 🙂 and one afternoon & sunset in Las Penitas (for both tours are available from Leon !


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> TELICA Volcano

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> Las Penitas

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Nicaragua: Little Corn

We walked around the island to explore the different beaches, mostly in the North, in the Eastern part of the island, and the South West (cliffs) !


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Hotels & restaurants

  • Hotel : Las Palmeras
    Nice service and rooms with chairs outside. View on the ocean but no direct access to the beach but good situation to access the whole island. A bit disappointed by the food at the hotel.
  • Lighthouse hostels / restaurant
    Stop there for a drink or grab a bite when going to the Lightouse point behind the hostel to have a nice view. Hotel is apparently very nice too and you have both sunrise and sunset from your bungalows ! Led by nice French people !
  • Desideri Cucina, Café & Casalinga
    Delicious restaurant with Italian food
  • Tranquilo Café also nice
  • Yemaha Hotel : Nice beach close to the hotel but do not go there for food (overpriced for what it is)


  • North beach close to Yemaha: Very nice to lie on it (difficult on other beaches) / available there : scubadiving tours
  • West/North beaches: Very nice for the sunset
  • South west: close to many restaurants, going to the south it is very nice view (cliffs)
  • East of the Island : Nice to walk, a lot of palms (where you will find kitesurfing)
  • Lighthouse view
  • Imagine yourself on the baseball field lost in the middle of the island


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Nicaragua : 2 weeks – best things to do !

Nicaragua landscapes consist in a mix of beautiful beaches, volcanoes, lakes, green, tropical forests and colorfull cities !

In addition, you will meet animals everywhere, speak Spanish  and travel by tuk tuk bikes, horses, motorbikes, chicken bus (old school buses) 🙂

Food is simple & ok (but definitely not the best I’ve seen), for the breakfast, you will get gallopinto (mix of beans and rice), eggs, breads and some fruits and you will drink fruit juice and of course Tona (local beer) !

They like baseball, you can find baseball fields even in the smaller cities.


Our itinerary:

  • Arrival in Managua (“Manawa”) from Paris -FR (traonsfer via Atlanta / US) – 1/2 day : Plane to Big Corn (La Costena), taxi transfer to the pangga (boat) for Little Corn Island
  • 2 days in Little Corn Island (and transfer back to Managua)
  • 2 days in Leon : Transfer Managua (UCA) to Leon via small bus, visit of Leon, visit of Volcano Telica, Afternoon in Las Penitas
  • 2 days in San Juan (scooter tour to spend times in the different beaches)
  • 2 days in Ometepe
  • 1 day in Apoyo Lagoon
  • 1 day in Granada
  • 1 afternoon in Managua


  • Possibility to climb other volcanoes in Leon (Cerro Negro to surf on it / black volcano / no lava visible), in Granada (Masaya: for the lava but only 15min on the top and crowded) and Ometepe (Maderas and Concepcion)
  • While in Granada, day-trip possible for volcano Masaya and Isletas (boat trip accross small islands in the Nica lake)
  • On the Carribean Coast, an alternative to Corn Islands is Pearl Lagoon and you can also do boat trips from Blufields to the North or cruise on San Juan river in the south (we did not have the time to do it)

More pictures and tips on the following articles !

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