Our web editor Elica Sue is off to visit Nicaragua on behalf of WildJunket! Here, she shares what she’ll be up to.
After an extended academic calendar dipped into my summer, I’ll have the opportunity to visit a part of the world I’ve always wanted to visit: Nicaragua, also known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, is located in between Honduras and Costa Rica in Cental America. Despite its small size, it packs in plenty of natural sights and diversity. I hope to be exploring everything from volcanoes to lakes and beaches and share my experiences here with you.
Flickr photo by Marion Robin
I’ll be flying into Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, then heading off to one of the country’s most important cities: Granada. After spending a couple days touring Granada and its historical charm, I’ll be heading to San Juan del Sur by Morgan’s Rock, an ecolodge located on the southern coast touching the Pacific, hidden away in a jungle. At this quiet locale, I will hopefully get a taste of what life is like in the Nicaraguan wilderness with hikes through the jungle and horseback rides along the coast. Wildlife is also part of the reason why I’m visiting – sloths and snakes are just a few of the jungle’s residents that I hope to meet!
Photo by Morgan’s Rock
For the next leg of my trip, I’ll not only be able to see Lake Nicaragua, but I’ll get the chance to stay on a small private island, with Jicaro Island Ecolodge. I’ll be spending my last few days surrounded by the largest fresh water lake in Central America and getting a good glimpse of a very different side of the country. At the end of the journey, I hope to have seen and learn as much as I can of Nicaragua and its landscape and people.
Photo by Jicaro Island Ecolodge
Disclaimer: This trip was made possible by Morgan’s Rock and Jicaro Island Ecolodge.