7 days in Nicaragua & Monteverde Itinerary

7 days in Nicaragua & Monteverde Itinerary

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7 days in Nicaragua & Monteverde Itinerary

Detroit, United States
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 15​min
Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly + bus:  14​h
Detroit, United States

1
day
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Granada, and finally head off the coast to Islets of Granada.

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Detroit, USA to Granada is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Granada. In February, Granada is warmer than Detroit - with highs of 91°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Ometepe.

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Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Catedral de Granada ©
Catedral de Granada

1
day
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

Isla de Ometepe
Isla de Ometepe may be small in size, but it boasts two large volcanoes that dominate its landscape and influence the local lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): ponder the design of Ojo de Agua and then head off the coast to Isla Ometepe.

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Traveling by ferry from Granada to Isla de Ometepe takes 5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to San Juan del Sur.

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Isla Ometepe
Isla Ometepe
Ojo de Agua ©
Ojo de Agua

1
day
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur ©
Set in a crescent-shaped bay, San Juan del Sur has become known as a popular surfing spot and coastal holiday destination for Nicaraguan families and international visitors alike.
On the 7th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Juan del Sur Beach.

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Traveling by bus from Isla de Ometepe to San Juan del Sur takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Monteverde.

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San Juan del Sur Beach ©
San Juan del Sur Beach
Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia ©
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, then look for gifts at Hummingbird Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

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You can drive from San Juan del Sur to Monteverde in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
The Bat Jungle ©
The Bat Jungle

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