In Nicaragua, there is a friendly competition for which is the most loved city: Granana or León? During our stay, we spent a few days in Granada and did not plan on visiting León. However, a bonus day happened and we made it to León for one epic night of adventures. Whether you visit one … Continue reading Nica: Granada or León?
The Basics Typical arrival is flying in through Guatemala City airport. We got a ride from a friend, but mini shuttles seem to be a good option for rides to Antigua. Keep in mind that traffic is worst in the early morning and late afternoon. If you have the option to book your flight to … Continue reading The Best of Antigua
The Basics Arriving to Ometepe Island is possible via bus/car and ferry. We took the ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa with our own car. Buses are available on the island, but I would recommend renting a car or moto to be able to get around the island (ferry $20 each way with a vehicle). … Continue reading Nica: Island of Ometepe
The Basics We arrived to Cienfuegos on the Viazul bus coming from Playa Larga and heading onward to Trinidad. This route can fill up quickly during high season, so we purchased all our tickets at once (from Havana to Santiago de Cuba). We were able to walk from the bus station towards the town center and find a casa … Continue reading Two Days in Cienfuegos, Cuba
The Basics We arrived to Playa Larga using the Viazul route from Havana. This route continues on east towards Trinidad. There is not an actual bus stop at Playa Larga; the bus dropped us off on the main road. When we caught the bus out of here, we stood at the same spot and hoped … Continue reading Playa Larga: Inside the Natural Beauty of Cuba
The Basics We arrived on the bus that runs from Havana through Playa Giron, Cienfuegos and on to Trinidad. Tickets were $26 CUC from Havana to Trinidad. Book early as buses fill up quick! We had to postpone our journey by one day even when we tried to book two days in advance. Taxi collectivos … Continue reading Travel in Trinidad, Cuba
The Basics From Medellin to Havana, we took COPA airlines through Panama City. At the time we bought them (Oct 2016), they were about $450 USD round/trip. Check ahead of time for fare deals, and my solid rule is to always book flights mid-week for lower fares. A Colombian recommended the site Wingo for highly discounted flights as … Continue reading Havana, Cuba: First Time Traveler