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Nicaragua - Colonial Granada & Little Corn Island Beach

8 days from £1,950pp (excl. international flights)

Granada  – Little Corn Island

A fantastic combination of experiences

This week-long adventure traverses the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of Nicaragua.

Begin your journey in the charming colonial city of Granada, where you'll wander through cobblestone streets lined with colourful Spanish architecture and immerse yourself in the rich history of the region. Escape the city of Granada and venture to Lake Nicaragua for a private island escape surrounds by the serenity and beauty of the tranquil waters.

Next, gear up for an unforgettable hike up the majestic Momotombo Volcano, where you'll witness breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and feel the thrill of conquering this natural wonder.

Finally, conclude your journey with a relaxing beach stay on the idyllic Little Corn Island. Sink your toes into the soft white sand beaches, swim in the warm Caribbean waters, and savour delicious seafood fresh from the ocean. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, this week-long trip through Nicaragua promises to be an unforgettable experience.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Managua to Granada

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Colourful Granada

On arrival in Managua, you will receive a warm welcome and be escorted to the colonial gem of Granada. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is often referred to as one of the most beautiful cities of the Americas. With its picturesque narrow lanes and splendid architecture, Granada serves as an ideal hub for venturing into the nearby wonders including volcanoes, beaches, national parks, and the mesmerising Las Isletas de Granada. Enjoy a comfortable three-night stay at the beautifully decorated, stylish Tribal Hotel.

Day 2: Private Island Experience

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Kayaking at Lake Nicaragua

Experience a private island retreat on Cocibolca Lake (Lake Nicaragua). Relax amidst breathtaking views of Mombacho volcano, swim, or kayak on the pristine waters of Central America's largest lake. Enjoy the tranquillity of this little paradise nestled in the heart of Nicaragua.

Day 3: Momchambo Volcano Hike

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Mombacho Volcano

Nestled in a misty cloud forest, Mombacho Volcano beckons nature enthusiasts with its diverse flora and fauna. Ascend to the summit (1150 metres) in a 4x4 vehicle for panoramic vistas. Take a guided hike through the volcano's trails, including the exhilarating Puma Trail, offering both beauty and challenge. It's an ideal day out for those who enjoy being immersed in nature.

Day 4: Granada to Little Corn Island

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Little Corn Island beach

Transfer to Managua airport for the short flight to Big Corn Island and transfer by boat to Little Corn Island, where pristine white sand beaches, coconut groves, and vibrant coral reefs await your arrival. With no cars or motorbikes, it's an oasis of tranquillity, perfect for unwinding. Nestled in the Atlantic, 80 kilometres from the coast, this lesser-known gem offers a true paradise experience. Retreat to Yemaya Reefs, a secluded beachfront sanctuary amidst swaying palm trees and lush jungle on the island's northern tip.

Days 5-7: Little Corn Island

Yemeya deck

Relax on Yemaya Reefs deck

Enjoy leisurely days to unwind and explore the island at your own pace. Indulge in delectable seafood at local eateries, swim in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, snorkel along the shore or scuba dive into deeper depths. The hotel also offers sunset cruises, intimate beach dinners, and rejuvenating spa treatments.

Day 8: Little Corn Island to Managua

Take the short flight back to Managua on the mainland for your onward journey.


Duration: 7 nights

Location: Nicaragua Holidays, South and Central America Holidays

Price: £1950pp

From £1,950 pp based on two people sharing, excluding international flights.

The trip includes all accommodations and activities specified above. Rooms and meals are as below:

  • 3 nights at Tribal Hotel - Premium room, breakfast included
  • 4 nights at Yemaya Reefs - Luxury Casita, breakfast included

Also includes

  • All transfers.
  • Private guides and entrance fees for tours.
  • Domestic flights to / from Big Corn Island

This trip excludes:

  • Single Supplements.
  • International flights to/from Nicaragua
  • Meals not mentioned as included.
  • Entrance fees and activities not mentioned as included.
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When to go to Nicaragua

A month-by-month guide of when to go to Nicaragua

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January

This month offers sunny days and warm temperatures, making it perfect for exploring beaches like San Juan del Sur and Corn Islands.

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February

Similar to January, February boasts excellent weather for outdoor activities such as hiking in the lush rainforests or enjoying water sports on the Pacific coast.

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March

As the dry season continues, March is ideal for visiting colonial cities like Granada and León, with comfortable temperatures and clear skies.

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April

Easter celebrations in Nicaragua are vibrant and colorful, particularly in cities like Masaya and Managua, offering cultural experiences for visitors.

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May

May marks the start of the rainy season, but it's still possible to enjoy the country's natural beauty while avoiding crowds at popular tourist spots.

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June

Rainfall increases in June, so travelers can take advantage of lower prices and fewer tourists while exploring attractions like Ometepe Island and the Masaya Volcano.

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July

Despite occasional showers, July offers opportunities for eco-tourism adventures, including birdwatching in the cloud forests of the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve.

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August

The rainy season peaks in August, but visitors can still enjoy the country's diverse wildlife by exploring national parks like Indio-Maíz Biological Reserve.

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September

Rainfall begins to subside in September, making it a great time to visit Nicaragua's coffee plantations and learn about the country's rich agricultural heritage.

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October

Although showers are still common, October presents an excellent opportunity to experience traditional Nicaraguan festivals like the Palo de Mayo in Bluefields.

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November

As the dry season approaches, November offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities such as zip-lining in the canopy forests and volcano trekking.

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December

The holiday season brings festive atmosphere to Nicaragua, with lively street markets and celebrations in cities like Managua and Estelí.

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