Dive and snorkel at Little Corn
The Corn Islands offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in Nicaragua, with spots such as Blowing Rock and Shark Hole clustered around Little Corn. Take a boat out and dive or snorkel the day away among the sea life.
Visit the Museo Histórico Cultural de la Costa Caribe
Learn about the diverse communities of the Caribbean coast at this great museum. It has exhibits on the Miskito civilization, the period of British rule and the later arrival of Spanish-speaking residents.
Explore Pearl Lagoon and Pearl Cays
Visit this English-speaking Creole community to appreciate the diversity of Nicaragua and explore the coral reefs and mangrove forests that are teeming with wildlife. Take out a boat to see the best that the area has to offer.
Relax at the Reserva Silvestre Greenfields
This 284-hectare private reserve sits near Kukra Hill and offers swimming, hiking and canoeing in the jungle. Stay overnight in one of the cabins, or book a more comfortable bungalow.
Bosawás Biosphere Reserve
On the northern end of the Caribbean coast lies this impressive reserve, which is isolated from much of the rest of the country. It’s a great place for birdwatching, but don’t expect to find any luxuries.
Party at the Maypole festival
There is little to keep visitors in the city of Bluefields for much of the year, but each May the city comes to life for a month-long party. The last week of the month is the busiest, with carnival-style parades throughout town.
Parque Arqueológico Piedras Pintadas
Head to this archaeological park to see hundreds of petroglyphs carved onto rocks, and take a dip in the bathing pool that has been hacked out of one huge boulder.