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10 things you probably didn't know about Olive Ridley Turtles

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Turtles are one the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles and have outlived many other species. One can only wonder if their unique shell is responsible for their longevity, did you know that their shell is made up of 60 different bones all connected together and developed from their ribs?!! Today I wanted to share a few other facts of a ver...
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One of the most moving and wonderful experiences of my life

One of the most moving and wonderful experiences of my life
Guest Review from our Nicaragua Family Vacation "The trip was wonderful! Wildland Adventures helped me plan my trip and get prepared perfectly!! The activity our family enjoyed the most was the pottery experience, the horse and cart ride, and the walk on Mombacho!! Our trip leader, Lou, was miles beyond our expectations. She must be a one-in-a-lifetime guide. She guided us through the chaos of Granada with exceptional organization, insight, timing, warmth, cheerful spirits and charm. Lou seemed to know everyone everywhere personally - clearly a true and cherished friend to many of the Nicaraguans we met. It was so reassuring to be with someone who knew so much about the people and the country. After we parted ways, the kids both mentioned missing her and wanting to write her. Your most discerning and hard- to-impress visitors would be delighted, I'm sure, to be guided by Lou. Our driver Fran was...
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Still wishing we had never come home from Nicaragua!

Still wishing we had never come home from Nicaragua!
Guest review from Michael and Caroline's Wildland Nicaragua Adventure Tour We had such a great time on the trip and are still wishing we had never come home! I told my wife that we should retire in Nicaragua instead of Mexico or the US. The trip was that good and I can't say enough about our guide Julio. I know you know how good he is, but really words can't express how utterly impressed we were with his knowledge of the country and its plants and animals. His ability to go beyond the itinerary to add interesting and fun things for us to do, and his overall enthusiasm for his work. He is a catch - don't lose him!  Thanks again for everything. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wildland to anyone. Best regards, Michael and Caroline I nterested in travel to Nicaragua? Check out our adventures in Nicaragua Love reading about...
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Nicaragua’s Newest Airport Is Officially Open

Nicaragua’s Newest Airport Is Officially Open
If you've been planning a trip to Nicaragua there is good news! The newest airport is officially open and that means it’s even easier to get to the enchanting Ometepe Island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. The La Paloma Airport received its inaugural flight on La Costeña Airlines from Managua. The flight from Managua to Ometepe Island is about a 20-minute domestic flight. Ometepe Island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is home to richly diverse habitats and wildlife, as well as incredible culture and history. Its two distinct volcanoes, Concepcion and Maderas, grace the skyline as you glide into the new Ometepe Airport from Managua. Airfare costs about $65 one-way, or $100 roundtrip. You can also take the ferry as we have done in the past. Either way, it’s worth the trip to Ometepe!  Why is Ometepe such an attractive destination? Well there is a wide variety of activities...
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Is Gallo Pinto's origin Costa Rican or Nicaraguan?

Is Gallo Pinto's origin Costa Rican or Nicaraguan?
Neither Nicaraguans or Costa Rican start the day without a Gallo Pinto. Gallo Pinto is a staple dish of our diet that combines rice and beans and ‘olores’ (herbs) that are stirfried in vegetable oil, or any other oil (I use olive oil). This delicious meal can be accompanied with so many tasty side dishes such as fried sweet plantain, avocado, sour cream, fresh cheese, any type of meat, pico de gallo, eggs, and of course we can’t forget the tortillas. The history of gallo pinto is not well known, and there have always been disputes between Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans about where the dish originated. Some historic references takes us to the Atlantic, where is was first mentioned in literature in the book Mamita Yunai by Carlos Luis Fallas, a Costa Rican historical novel, where the workers of the banana plantations, not only Costa Ricans but Nicaraguans learned to eat...
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