Near & Far

  • 5 Best Snorkeling Spots in Costa Rica

    Warm, turquoise and cobalt waters filled with brightly-colored tropical fish, small reefs, sea turtles, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays and sting rays, make a day exploring the ocean in Costa Rica well worthwhile. Here's where to go for under-the-waves action. View Post
  • Top 10 Surfing Beaches in Costa Rica

    With the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Costa Rica is a country well-known for its seductive, snaking coastlines, beautiful beaches, and legendary surf. Here are ROAM Central America's top picks for where to catch a wave in Costa Rica. View Post
  • 14 Romantic Things to do in Nicaragua

    Forget Paris! Nicaragua is the place that really makes our hearts skip a beat. With serene lakes, jewel-blue seas and lush jungles, white sand beaches and towering volcanoes, there are plenty of unique places to visit with the one you love.

    Here are our favorite romantic things to do in Nicaragua.

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  • 6 Must-Do Rainy Season Activities in Nicaragua

    Like other regions with tropical climates, Nicaragua experiences only two seasons: a wet and a dry season. Here's why the green season is the best season.

    The dry season, which runs from December to April, is also peak tourist season, as visitors from North America and Europe trade sub-zero temperatures in their own countries for Nicaragua’s blue sky, sunshine and gentle tropical breezes.

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  • Marine Turtles in Nicaragua

    Long before humans appeared in Nicaragua, marine turtles were already swimming in the regions seas and laying eggs on its beaches. These iconic species are not only crucial links in the marine ecosystems surrounding Nicaragua, but they also attract visitors from all over the world.

    Learn all about them here.

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  • Lake Nicaragua's "Freshwater" Sharks

    As a kid growing up in Canada, I visited Mara Lake in British Columbia with the family each summer, and every year, we’d be regaled with stories of the Ogopogo, a lake monster not unlike Scotland’s famous Nessie, that dwelled in the depths of the lake. Twenty years later, I no longer believe in the Ogopogo, but there is a different lake-dweller, equally mysterious and similarly shrouded in myth and legend, living nearly 7000 km southeast of where I grew up, in Lake Nicaragua – the Lake Nicaragua Shark.  View Post
  • The 7 Prettiest Beaches in Nicaragua

    Trying to decide which beaches to visit in Nicaragua? Bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the country's coastlines stretch for 910 km, meaning there is no shortage of beaches to explore. The variety is immense - white sand, black sand, secluded, busy and vivacious, wild and untamed, or lined by restaurants and hotels. Here are our top picks. View Post
  • Volcanoes in Nicaragua

    There is a reason Nicaragua is known as the Land of Lakes & Volcanoes. There's a total of 19 volcanoes in the country. Learn more about which ones to visit here. View Post