Nicaragua – Las Penitas

Situated just over 100 kilometers from Nicaragua’s capital city (Managua), Las Peñitas is a coastal town with beachfront cafes and bars, perfect for you to enjoy the views of the waves and incredible sunsets. Las Penitas is a peaceful village, famous for it’s excellent surfing and its a great place to escape to, especially while…

Crossing Borders – El Salvador to Nicaragua

On the 28th of February, I crossed over from El Salvador to Nicaragua by boat. This experience was extremely adventurous and definitely one of the most enjoyable ways I’ve ever crossed borders. There are three ways to travel to Nicaragua from El Salvador, either by plane, by road via Honduras or by boat through The…

El Salvador

El Salvador is not your usual tourist destination. This smallest country in Central America is known as ‘the land of volcanoes’, due to its frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. El Salvador has suffered a history containing too much pain for its size and as a result, many tourists choose to skip it when exploring Central…

Honduras – Pico Bonito and Santa Rosa

Pico Bonito is a national park in Honduras, located in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios mountain range. This park gets its name from the beautiful triangular shaped peak that towers over the city of La Ceiba and can even be seen from Utila Island. This is a relatively large park of about 560 km squared in…

Honduras – Diving in Utila

The best diving in Honduras, and also one of the best in the world,  is in the Bay Islands – Roatan, Utila and Guanaja. Out of the three, the island of Utila has the added advantage of being one of the cheapest places to take a PADI Open Water Course and has ideal diving conditions. I’ve…

Honduras – Utila Island

The tropical island of Utila is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 30 km off the mainland. This island is part of The Honduras Bay Islands and is just 11 km long and 4 km at its widest, with a population of approximately 4000. Utila is well known for being one of the least expensive…