Rivas Department trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Rivas Department

Rivas is a department of the Republic of Nicaragua. It covers an area of 2,155 km² and has a population of 166,900 (2005 census). The department's capital is the city of Rivas.OverviewRivas is known for its fertile soil and beautiful beaches. Throughout the department, there are many sugar cane, plantain, tobacco, and other crop plantations. The department borders Lake Nicaragua to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The southern part of the department borders with Costa Rica. A small fishermen village, called San Juan del Sur, has turned into a popular tourist attraction because of the great beaches in the area. Another major tourist attraction is Ometepe, a large volcanic island inhabited by about 32,000 people (2005 census).Municipalities Altagracia Belén Buenos Aires Cárdenas Moyogalpa Potosí Rivas San Jorge San Juan del Sur Tola
Rivas Department is in Nicaragua. Use our Nicaragua journey site to plan your trip to Rivas Department and other destinations in Nicaragua.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Rivas Department

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Rivas Department

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
teens
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Rivas Department

7 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM NICARAGUA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM ANGOLA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Isla de Ometepe BY A USER FROM NICARAGUA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Isla de Ometepe BY A USER FROM NICARAGUA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Isla de Ometepe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Isla de Ometepe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans