Right in the middle of Central America is Nicaragua, known for its varied nature, exotic wildlife, stunning landscapes, and unique indigenous cultures. We were able to take a trip from Honduras and drive. throughout the countryside of Nico and really enjoy the tropical forests and jungles, as well as see a lot of the local culture.
We were able to visit the area of Jinotega which is a coffee and agricultural region. W stayed at a lodge in the middle of the forest and got to wake up to toucans in the trees and the peaceful sound of a variety of other birds.
One of the largest lakes in Nicaragua is Lake Nicaragua. Despite being a freshwater lake, sharks, tarpon, and sawfish live in it. The lake also has over 400 volcanic islands. For me, it was the place where I went swimming for the first time after my surgery!
If you love nature and life, you have to take a walk in the forests of Nicaragua. You never know what you might see, but you definitely won't see a lot of people! It was one of the more tranquil places that we have been.
The little Band Backed wren flitted around our cabin all afternoon. The chickens were just fun, though I don't think they really had to use the bathroom!
We were able to go to a local pottery shop and see how the process worked, as well as the Fort of San Carlos which has a great view of the city of Granada and lake.