Nicaragua, which is nestled between Honduras and Costa Rica, is an ideal location for a destination wedding as it boasts a plethora of luxurious resorts that can offer romantic secluded beach weddings. If you are thinking about having your destination wedding in Nicaragua, these are some of the things you can do while having it here:
Activities and attractions
1. Visit Ometepe Island
If you plan to spend your honeymoon in Nicaragua, it’s well worth taking a day trip to Ometepe Island where you can hike up a volcano, find your own deserted stretch of beach and participate in a variety of watersports such as kayaking and body boarding. If you’re lucky you may even spot a monkey or two while visiting.
2. Tour the ruins of León Viejo
If you’re a self proclaimed history buff we recommend heading to León Viejo, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to the ruin of Nicaragua’s original Spanish settlements. It really is an amazing site to see that lets you know more about the history in the area.
3. Take a boat tour of the islets of Granada
The term islets of Granada refers to the tiny islands that are scattered across Lake Grenada. Should you book a boat tour for your trek, you’ll be able to get a close up look of the some of the vacation homes that belong to Nicaragua’s elite as well as a 17th century Spanish fortress that was built to protect Nicaragua from the threat of pirates.
Dining in Nicaragua
While in Nicaragua for your destination wedding, be sure to try local dishes such as guirilla, a traditional flat bread which is served with cheese and nactamel, a corn based dish which contains an assortment of potatoes, rice, pork and vegetables and is wrapped up in a plantain leaf. While visiting, you will surely find a lot of different restaurants in the area that offer different types of cuisines that you will surely enjoy.
If dancing the night away underneath the stars sounds like your idea of fun, head to the San Jan del Sur, which is located on Nicaragua’s spectacular south west coast and is home to numerous beach bars such as the Crazy Crab. Alternatively the city of Grenada and the lakeside town of Rivas boast numerous clubs where you can dance to salsa, merengue and reggaeton beats.
So if you’ve been researching having your wedding in Nicaragua and love the sound of spending your honeymoon off the beaten track, you can’t go wrong planning to exchange your vows here!