Never thought of visiting Nicaragua? Until recently, I hadn’t either. In fact, a handful of years ago I backpacked through Central America and skipped the country entirely.
I can’t believe how naive I was to all the beautiful places I missed!
Luckily, it was all for the best. Instead of speeding through then, I took a whole 5 weeks to slowly explore it now. I visited the Caribbean islands off the coast, partied in San Juan del Sur, leisurely wandered through colonial Granada and León, trekked conical volcanoes and zipped around a jungle-thick island on a scooter.
It was backpacking bliss. In fact, it was all around one of my favorite trips.
So in hopes to give you a full dosage of wanderlust, here are 25 of my favorite photos of Nicaragua.