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where to go in nicaragua in limited time!

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where to go in nicaragua in limited time!


I was hoping for some itinerary help!!

We are goint to Nicaragua next month from Monday - Sunday. We have to be in Managua for work on Thursday and Friday. I cant decide btwn beach, Leon, and Granada for the others days - as I have heard there not not much to see in Managua.

We wanted to go to the beach, as I havent been to a beach in about 10 yrs, and was thinking of going to Pelican Eyes in SJDS which I have heard is great, but also heard VistaMar is a more nicaraguan experience.

Also - Leon vs Granada? The advantage of Leon (I think) is that it is nearer the airport, and our flight is noon on Sunday.

My thought - go to SJDS/VistaMar directly from airport on Monday (plane gets in at 3pm), return to Managua Wed evening. Leave Friday afternoon for Leon?Granada? and return straight to airport for noon flight on Sunday.

Any thoughts on beach place or Leon vs Granada would be much appreciated!! My fiance speaks spanish - so langauge isnt a problem.


Scottsdale, Arizona
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1. Re: where to go in nicaragua in limited time!

Haven't been to Vista Mar, but am a big fan of SJDS and Granada. Before you book at Pelican Eyes check out Villas de Palermo where we have stayed many times. The good thing about SJDS is there are many untouched, pristine beaches a short drive north and south. So, if you wanted to you could hit a new beach every day!!

The restaurants in SJDS are all excellent as well. It definately gets my vote. In Granada I recommend a tour of Las Isletas, takes a couple hours max. There's alot to look at right in the city as well.

Have a great trip whatever you decide!

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2. Re: where to go in nicaragua in limited time!

Great - thanks alot for your advice!

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