Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Watch red hot lava glow against starry skies, hike through the jungle in search of the quetzal, wander between candy-coloured colonial plazas and get lost in sprawling coffee plantations. Nicaragua has everything from forested islands stranded in freshwater lakes to tropical beaches and hazy, faded glamour. Alone, a trip to Nicaragua is a real adventure, but add Costa Rica into the mix and you’ll end up with something truly epic. Explore Costa Rica’s mist-swirled cloudforests, watch turtles nest on castaway beaches, spot toucans on a treetop canopy tour and relax on sugary Caribbean sands with reggae drifting from every doorway. Together, these two destinations will bring you a brilliant balance of wildlife, nature and culture, making for a trip to really remember.

Lava aglow in the Masaya volcanoa in Nicaragua

Jungle nights and colonial sights

Escape into the rainforest of Costa Rica, gliding along jungle rivers in a canoe and watching turtles nest on castaway beaches. Sleep in the shadow of a billowing volcano, soak in natural hot springs and gaze up at crashing waterfalls. Next, you’ll cross the border into Nicaragua for a dose of faded glamour amidst the cobbled streets and colonial plazas of Grenada and Léon. End your trip on the island of Ometepe, a patch of forested land stranded in the middle of a freshwater lake.

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Cloud Forests & Coffee Beans | Costa Rica & Panama

26th October 2014 by Fiona

Follow our Central America Specialist Fiona over volcanoes and through rainforests as she shares highlights from her recent holiday in Costa Rica and Panama.

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