Departamento de Rivas Travel Guide

  • San Juan del Sur
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San Juan del Sur

  • Playa La Flor

    San Juan del Sur Off The Beaten Path

    This beach is a nature preserve where you can go and see the sea turtles that come to the beach to lay their eggs. I didn't know much going in, just that our drivers at Casa Ola were going to drive down ahead of us and see if there were actually any turtles to be seen before they bothered to drive us all down there. When they returned 20 minutes or...

  • Buena Vista Surf Club

    San Juan del Sur Hotels

    Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

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  • A juice bar and coffee shop...

    San Juan del Sur Restaurants

    On our last day in San Juan del Sur, we dropped into this place on Avendida Vanderbilt. The walls are adorned with all manner of cute vintage posters and shelves contain board games and the like...somebody broke out the Connect Four and they had some knock-off Jenga game as well. A lot of character and the staff seem nice. They even played pretty...


Isla de Ometepe

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  • From Santa Cruz-...

    Isla de Ometepe Transportation

    On the way back ,I shared taxi with my new friends ,the 2 Canadian girls who did Maderas hike together.From my hotel Iztian (2km. west of Santa Cruz) to Moyogalpa … the taxi cost 20 $.The ferry leave at 11 am. We paid the ferry on board,it was 40 cd. each, cheaper than when we came which was 60 cd.,I don’t know why ,probably there’s no...

  • Look up and around Maderas and...

    Isla de Ometepe Things to Do

    We sometimes can see the cap cloud or scarf cloud hanging around the summit of Concepcion vocano.I noticed that mostly it’ll appear in the afternoon,in the morning it’s still clear.The cap clouds are formed by upward current of the air ,influence by moist air at lower altitudes,(in this is the humid air from the lake),. causing the air to...

  • El Ojo de Agua.

    Isla de Ometepe Things to Do

    On the last day on Isla de Ometepe,we and the 2 Canadian girls shared the cost for taxi from hotel back to Moyogalpa.( 20 $)The 2 American guys said goodbye from us at the hotel ,they are going on their way for surfing somewhere.We asked the driver to drop us off at Ojo de Agua ,we’d like to be there for about an hour.The Ojo de Agua = “The eye of...



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  • Isla de Ometepe - Rivas - Granada

    Rivas Transportation

    There are a few direct buses every day departing from Merida going to Moyogalpa. I took the bus passing El Porvenir just after 9am. A woman waiting for the same bus as I told me that the lancha/ferry in Moyogalpa usually waited if the bus was late. From El Porvenir to Moyogalpa it took 2 hours and it was 20 cordobas (July 2009). In Moyogalpa the...

  • San Juan del Sur - Rivas - Isla de...

    Rivas Transportation

    Buses leave San Juan del Sur about every half an hour for Rivas. The bus ride takes 45 minutes and cost 15 cordobas (July 2009). At the bus station in Rivas I asked for a bus to San Jorge, from where the ferries leave for Isla de Ometepe, and was told that there are minibuses passing on the street. Before I had time to cross the street a taxi...

  • Managua - Rivas - San Juan del Sur

    Rivas Transportation

    I arrived to airport Managua early in the morning. The exchange offices had not opened jet, but I found an ATM in the departure hall. I was approached by a taxi driver who showed his badge and told me he drove an official taxi (with red plates). He wanted to have 16 dollars (July 2009) for driving me to the bus terminal at Roberto Huembes. As the...



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  • Local construction.

    Moyogalpa Things to Do

    After an hour of stay and a couple of beers, i began to discover nice details like this cute house located in the main street of the village.

  • Ometepe´s Capital.

    Moyogalpa Things to Do

    Moyogalpa is the arrival port of the Ferry from San Jorge and also is Ometepe´s Capital. Is a small and not so clean town. There few things to do in the village, some local restaurants, cybercafes, cheap small hotels and a nice church. Most of the tourists dissapear after the arrival taking the local busses to other places in the island. I wasn´t...

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