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Nicaragua Review: Multi-Generational Family Vacation

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The Schwartz family had such a great experiencing traveling with us to Costa Rica and Belize in the last few years, that they wanted to visit another country in Central America, this time for the holidays. I had a great time designing a custom trip for their multi-generational family of 10 to vacation in Nicaragua. They split their time between Granada, a picturesque colonial city, and San Juan Del Sur on the Pacific Ocean, which provided a wide range of activities for all ages.

Starting off in Granada, they explored the cities charming cobblestone streets by a horse drawn carriage with our most requested guide in Nicaragua, Julio. They explored the Pueblos Blancos community near Apoyo Lagoon to visit artisan pottery makers and got their hands dirty with a lesson in pottery making. "We really enjoyed trip to the pottery village and sunrise cafe."

A highlight for them was visiting Masaya Volcano at night to see the active volcano's bubbling lava. They also soared through the Mombacho Volcano cloud forest on a zip line, exploring the jungle from the perspective of the birds and monkeys. "The Masaya and Mombacho volcano trips really stood out. It was amazing to see Masaya at night!"

From Granada, they drove to San Juan Del Sur, a vibrant coastal town on the southern pacific coast, where they enjoyed, snorkeling, fishing, horseback riding and more. 

They loved their guide Julio and were pleased with their driver Henry and his spacious van that fit the whole family comfortably. "We couldn't have asked for a better guide and driver. Julio had a wealth of knowledge and passion about his country and that came through in his talks, sharing stories and answering our questions. We learned so much from him. Also, he is just an all around sincere person and we enjoyed our time with him. Our driver Henry, was excellent, and navigated through some dicey roads with ease."

​More and more families are planning multi-generational trips because travel is such a great way for families to spend meaningful time together. It was rewarding to hear they had a great vacation and to be able to take the hassle out of travel for the Schwartz family so they could just enjoy the vacation and not worry about logistics. If your interested in travel to Nicaragua read our blog, 9 things you may not know about Nicaragua, or contact me for more information!

Keeping it wild,

Grettel Calderon

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