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Information on Nicaragua

When we started researching our move to Nicaragua over five years ago there wasn’t a whole lot of information available online. 

As you can see — based on the lengthy list of blogs, websites and Facebook pages below — times have changed! We thought you may appreciate this list of additional resources on Nicaragua.
 

BLOGS

Crazy Parents in Nicaragua
An Expat Life in Nicaragua
Mom’s the Word
Nicaragua Guide – The Nica Sagas
The 1 Less Traveled By

Note: Despite the fact that a couple of the blogs in this list haven’t been updated with new content in awhile they still contain some great information and insight on Nicaragua and are definitely worth checking out.


WORTHY WEBSITES

Worthy Websites
Del Sur News
International Living
Isla Ometepe Travel Guide
San Juan Live
Nicaragua Community
The Right Side Guide
Vianica


FIND IT ON FACEBOOK

Facebook
Contemporary Artists Network Nicaragua (CANN)
Expat Guide to Nicaragua
Expats in Leon, Nicaragua
Expats in Matagalpa, Esteli & Jinotega
Expats in Nicaragua
Expats in San Juan del Sur
Expats of Granada
Farmers Market San Juan del Sur
From the Hammock in Nicaragua
NICA Rides
Nicaragua Buy Sell Trade
San Juan del Sur Buy Sell Trade
San Juan del Sur Crime Watch
Trabajar en SJDS

Do you have a favorite blog, website or Facebook page all about Nicaragua that isn’t on our list? Send us an email and we’ll add it to the list.

A Road Trip to Esteli

Approximately 2.5 hours after leaving Leon, making only one wrong turn along the way,  we arrived in the town of Esteli and easily found the central park. Finding a place to lay our heads for the night warranted a bit more effort, but we eventually stumbled across a decent B&B called Hostal Santa Maria. 

For a rate of $15 per night we were quite happy with our little room with “private bathroom”.

Our cuarto was super clean (much cleaner than my feet) and had a comfy bed with good pillows. I was quite excited about snuggling up under the thick comforter that night, much more so than I was about Gord going number two behind the green and yellow shower curtain.

It wasn’t until we registered and handed over our money to pay for our room did we realize that the nightly rate was actually $15 per person, not $15 per night. Not nearly the great deal we originally thought it to be, but we decided to spending the night just the same.

Later that afternoon we took some time to wander around and explore the streets of Esteli. The town was busy and bustling, but not nearly as fast paced as Leon.  The cooler temperatures we felt were a welcomed change from the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing in Leon. 

This being my first visit to Esteli with the afternoon light just right and a fully charged battery in my camera I was anxious to find some new and interesting subjects and objects to photograph.  

Here’s a sampling of what I saw:

A Potential Place to Live

Iglesia de San Francisco

Cowboys

A Colorful Baby Bird

Wall Murals

The city of Esteli may not be a photographer’s dream compared to the colonial cities of Leon and Granada, but as you can see I had no trouble finding the interesting subjects and objects I was looking for.

The majority of day two of our Esteli trip was spent exploring Somoto Canyon.  To read about our experience click here.

We decided to spend night two at Hotel Cualitlan.  We rented one of their cabins at a nightly rate of $40 USD.  A full breakfast was included. 

Although there wasn’t really anything extra special about Hotel Cualitlan our cabin was clean, quiet and comfortable and we had a good night’s sleep.

With all the exercise we got from exploring Somoto Canyon we had worked up an appetite. Ranked #2 on Trip Advisor we opted to try Pullaso’s Ole steakhouse.  My chicken, beef, shrimp and chorizo sausage kebob was cooked very well.  The meat was tender, juicy and very tasty.  Gord’s flank steak was perfectly grilled to medium rare as requested.

Before making our way back to Leon on Sunday we took a drive up the hill through Tisey Nature Reserve. As you can see the view was pretty awesome! If you look closely at the photo (top right) you can actually see a Volcan Telica.

We really enjoyed our 1st road trip in the Galloper and are looking forward to wherever our road trip travels take us next!

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