Family holiday in Nicaragua

“Take the whole family on a Central American adventure, exploring the natural wonders of Nicaragua, staying in colonial towns and enjoying a stack of fun activities. Sandboarding down a volcano anyone?”


Managua | León and walking tour | hike up and sandboard down Cerro Negro volcano | Matagalpa region | Bosawas Biosphere Reserve | Masaya and Masaya volcano | Laguna de Apoyo | Granada | Lake Nicaragua | Ometepe island | San Juan del Sur

Description of Family holiday in Nicaragua

There is plenty to delight both parents and children on this exciting 12-day family adventure to Nicaragua. Try sandboarding down the black volcanic debris of an active volcano, spot sloths in the rainforest canopy, snorkel and surf on Pacific beaches, eat in friendly local restaurants and explore the lakes, landscapes and forests of one of Central America´s most diverse and beautiful countries.

You’ll spend time in the Spanish colonial town of León, home to the largest cathedral in Central America – which you can climb to the top of – and Masaya, the city of folklore, a great place to pick up beautiful souvenirs, including traditional hammocks and ceramics. You’ll also visit Granada, the oldest city on mainland Central America, built in 1524, which you have the option to explore by mountain bike.

Kayak, swim and take a boat trip on Laguna de Apoyo and spend time on one of Lake Nicaragua’s tiny islands. In the Matagalpa region of northeast Nicaragua, stay in an ecolodge, relaxing in hammocks or taking a guided hike through the surrounding coffee plantations, forest, and waterfalls. End the trip by chilling at the beach where you can snorkel, surf and look out for sea turtles.

This is a fantastic, action-packed adventure that allows you to see the very best of Nicaragua. It includes a great combination of guided activities, with time to explore the towns independently, too, choosing many of your own restaurants. This trip is suitable for families, but can of course also be enjoyed by couples or groups. There is no minimum age for children, as the trip is tailored to individual requirements.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

The local tour company who we use has achieved different acknowledgment diplomas for the innovation of active product and sustainable programs in the country. They are committed to improving their tourist services for the social, economic and environmental development of Nicaragua. This means that the local tour company is aware of the sustainability for the country.

To reinforce their sustainable philosophy the have, along with Rainforest Alliance, established an alliance to support Best Management Practice in Sustainable Tourism since June 5th, 2007, moreover they are the creator of Bosawas Maps and on each edition of each city map they promote a carefully selected local project working in the key areas of environment, social development or community based tourism.

A part of this trip exist of camping, but when we are nott camping we always try to use hotels and eco-lodges which actively support responsible travel.

The Impacts of this Trip

We only use local guides as we want to support the communities and believe that the best advice can only be given by those who are immersed in the culture. Who can do this better than the local people? We pay fair wages and treat everybody equally as part of the community responsibility and we request that you do the same.
Furthermore, we use local businesses and services and recommend visiting markets and purchasing the handmade crafts. We also recommend restaurants and visit villages that are off the usual tourist path thus interacting and supporting local communities and hopefully injecting some much needed capital in to the local economy. Therefore the tourist will get new experience while supporting the local community.

Our local staff accompanying this expedition will give you a real sense of Nicaraguan culture. We pay all staff fair wages and treat everybody on the trip, including staff, with equal respect and we expect you to do the same.


2 Reviews of Family holiday in Nicaragua

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Laguna de Apoya for calm, volcano sandboarding for an adrenaline rush. Hiking waterfalls, and volcanos

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

First stop Leon, spend at least 2 nights, and 2 days immersing yourself in the warmth and culture. Take time out and do museums to understand their volatile
history from prehistoric to current day. After a few days of activities enjoy the tranquility and recharge your batteries at Hotel San Simian, Laguna de Apoya.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I hope so, staying in biospheres and nature reserves.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good, a little rushed at the start, especially after a long haul flight. We have some great memories and photos. Can't believe we did volcano sandboarding, a lot easier than I first thought!

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The whole experience of being in Nicaragus.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take time to plan an itinerary.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, truly memorable adventure for the whole family.

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