Draco’s Surf Camp, Avellanas, Costa Rica

Whether you’ve never touched a surfboard or are a pro, if you’re looking to surf in Costa Rica, Playa Avellanas is a place you wanna check out. To get there from Rivas we caught a cheap bus to the border, crossed over (an easy process as long as you have proof of onward travel from Costa…

Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua

A diverse and adventure filled island located in the center of Lago Nicaragua. It can be accessed by ferry or lancha (small boat) from Granada or Rivas. We would recommend taking a FERRY from RIVAS unless you have an iron stomach and think a boat pitching violently for four hours on lake Nicaragua sounds like a…

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

A party/ surfing town on the South-Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Relatively pricey and dirty town, hostels were mostly packed and averaged over 30$ a night for even a “basic” (aka crappy) private room. The beach directly in front of the town is more like a bay, lots of boats, litter, and some pretty smelly water….

Granada, Nicaragua

A mid sized colonial city with lots of great architecture. They use horse drawn carriages for tourism, but also for day to day tasks. Granada borders Lago Nicaragua and is home to many Spanish schools, a large market, great parks, several cigar factories, and tons of beautiful old churches. You can catch a ferry to…