Travel to Nicaragua for breath-taking beaches, lush rainforest and active volcanoes that have only been discovered recently by discerning travellers.

Why travel to Nicaragua

A cazenove+loyd holiday to Nicaragua can marry off-the-grid nature with village culture via respites at a host of ultra-private inns and homestays rich in character. We have also discovered a stunning four-room, private-island idyll on the country’s Caribbean side as well as a beautiful lodge on its own tiny island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua.

The contrasting beaches on either coast, provide the perfect mixture of white sands and clear turquoise seas on the Caribbean side and rugged, rocky coastal beauty on the Pacific side.

Meanwhile, the middle of the country is a combination of active volcanoes, jungle, lakes, lagoons and safe, colourful and charming towns and villages bursting with life. Our Nicaragua itineraries are all tailor-made to offer you a personalised luxury adventure trip.


Nicaraguan Córdoba




GMT -06:00




December - April


Hello – Hola
See you later – Hasta luego
Nice to meet you – Encantada/o de conocerte
Thank you so much – Muchas gracias
Please – Por favor
Excuse me – Disculpe
I’m sorry – Lo siento


26°C on average


30°C on average


We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.


Our Destination Expert’s top tip

Try the local giant river shrimp, they are almost as big as lobsters.

Karen Chapman

Specialises in

Central + South America, Polar regions and The Caribbean
Uncover history

La Novia de Tola (“The bride from Tola”) – Apocryphal legend of a maiden who went insane after her fiancé stood her up at the altar. In current usage, to say that someone was “left like the bride from Tola” is a uniquely Nicaraguan idiom meaning that someone was stood up. The city of Tola in the department of Rivas, Nicaragua erected a statue in the town square to honor the legendary bride.

Celebrate this

In the western city of Leon, residents construct a massive doll known as “La Gigantona,” which dances through the streets accompanied by drums and horns. If you are in Nicaragua from the end of November to the end of December, make sure you participate in the tradition. It’s a great way to meet locals and see inside their homes while participating in a massive national celebration.

Where to stay

Best hotels in Nicaragua

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury Nicaragua hotels.

Morgan’s Rock, San Juan del Sur

Morgan's Rock presents an eco-luxury haven on a private jungle reserve that meets the Pacific coast. Its 15 secluded bungalows offer breathtaking ocean views and blend seamlessly into the lush surroundings.

The property places a strong emphasis on sustainability and conservation, with a working farm providing organic ingredients for its farm-to-table cuisine. Guests can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, surfing and birdwatching, making this idyllic retreat an exceptional choice for discerning travellers.


Rancho Santana, Popoyo

Rancho Santana offers an exclusive coastal escape where luxury meets nature and relaxation. Nestled on a rugged Pacific coastline, it boasts a variety of accommodations, from snug rooms to spacious villas with ocean views.

This expansive resort provides access to five unique beaches, a golf course and a range of outdoor activities, all with a focus on sustainability and community.


Calala Island, Pearl Cays

Calala Island is a secluded paradise that offers an ultra-luxurious private getaway. With only four beachfront suites and the whole island at your disposal, it's the epitome of exclusivity.

Crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches and personalised service create an intimate and unforgettable experience, complemented by activities such as snorkelling, fishing and kayaking. The island's commitment to sustainability and community engagement further adds to its charm.


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What our clients say

We had a fantastic family holiday -- truly a very special and magic get-together for us as a family. As I said, we've lived abroad and travelled extensively so we have high standards and they were beyond met. Thank you very much.

What our clients say

Suffice it to say, we are sitting here feel rather miserable to be leaving but return with memories that will last a lifetime! And thank you for the champagne...a perfect touch!

What our clients say

Thank you so much, we really had the trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be in touch later in the year when we want to go on our next adventure.

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Caroline Maber
Karen Chapman
Adam Fry

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