I wrote about Border crossing to and from Costa Rica in my blog post at http://goo.gl/72EnqK
Its basically 2 Volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua, the 19th biggest lake in the world, From Costa Rica Nicaragua border I took the Cab till San Jorge at the entrance of where the ferry takes you to Ometepe, the town is called Moyogalpa.
Stayed at a youth hostel in Moyogalpa, I think it was $5 a night, there are several hostels with in walking distance of the ferry terminal.
I hiked the larger volcano called Concepcion. Going up is easier than coming down.
Below Picture I took from the ferry on my way to Ometepe.
The picture is Old Cathedral of Managua, it was damaged in an earthquake, no one is allowed inside and there is a guard there.
I spent 2 days in Managua, use common sense and it is a pretty safe city. Day time cabs are safe. I stayed at the Managua Backpackers Inn near Metro Center Mall. My flight landed at 9 PM and it was US$ 20 from Airport to the hostel.
One thing I love from my travel in South America is eating street food, so gave it a try in Managua, fresh and tasty, the best part its cheap. About US$ 3 for a meal with a drink. You'll find several eating places all over Managua on the street side.
If you know Spanish, you can travel the city by buses, if not than Cabs are cheap. In January it was warm enough to need an AC at night, though a fan will do.
If you enjoy a drink, give Flor de Caña Rum a try.
I took the mini van/bus to Granada from Managua, it was a dollar. Little crowded, but its an hour or so ride and can't complain for paying a buck. The Main attraction in Granada is the Cathedral below and the street that goes along the back side, enjoy a nice evening of drinks and food there.
San Juan Del Sur
Its a town on the Pacific Ocean, from Ometepe I took the ferry back to San Jorge and from there a cab for US$10 till San Juan.
San Juan Del Sur is a small town with a beach and a road running along the beach with bars and eating places along the road, its fun fun place and real beautiful. Party Town.
|Great Cheap Food - SAN Juan Del SUR|
|Kids playing in Ometepe|
|Ferry ready to dock in Ometepe|
Video of My Bus trouble on my Way to Rivas.
|Street vendor - Coconut for a dollar|
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