Nicaragua is a land of opportunity for the intrepid traveler. There are vast and varied adventures one can have in this country. With its abundance of volcanoes, sunny coastlines, rich historic cities, exotic wildlife, and enchanting cloud forests there is bound to be something for everyone. Here are just a few activities to explore while you’re there. Most of these experiences you can enjoy with ease if you make National Geographic Unique Lodge Jicaro Island Lodge your choice of accommodation.

Hike Up the Mombacho Volcano

The Mombacho Volcano is one of the most famous volcanoes in Nicaragua, due to its close proximity to Granada and its exotic cloud forest, which is home to pumas, howler monkeys, and many other exotic species.

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The sulfur from the volcano has effected some areas along the hike where vegetation struggles to grow.


This two-hour hike isn’t going to be an easy one, but it is a rewarding experience and will get your heart racing. You can look forward to beautiful views of several of the four craters, spotting wildlife, and enjoying the cooler temperature. It is recommended that you book a tour guide at the welcome center to get the most out of your adventure.

Horseback Riding and Ziplining in the Cloud Forests