Music from our Nica Episodes

Music from our Nica Episodes

Music plays a big role at Booker Travels. It helps us to get a better taste of local culture and to learn what it’s like to live in different parts of the world. Thank you to all of the talented musicians who allowed us to feature their music in our Nicaragua series. Want to hear more? Click on the links […]

September 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

Where and what in Granada

Where and what in Granada

Granada is a city for all travelers: from backpackers to spa-goers. Where we stayed: Hotel El Almirante Also recommended: Hotel con Corazon Hotel Spa Granada Hotel Colonial Hotel Patio del Malinche NOTE: When making reservations from the US, dial 011-505. Places to eat: Get a snack while walking through Parque Colon. There is no shortage of vendors to choose from.  […]

September 21, 2012 at 8:58 am 0 comments

Dishes and Traditions

Dishes and Traditions

DISHES Many Spanish traditions have influenced Nicaraguan’s culture, and Christmas Day is no different. Here are some foods typically eaten: Valencian style rice – similar to Paella Ensalada de jicama y naranja – a salad of jicama and orange Nacatamal – tamales, larger than the mexican version and wrapped in a banana leaf Freshly baked bread Spanish Biscochos are served […]

September 7, 2012 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Surf Guides in Nicaragua

Surf Guides in Nicaragua

Several lodges and hotels in Nicaragua offer services of surf guides, surf instructions and even surf charters! Here are some places we suggest in the area: TWO BROTHERS SURF RESORT   MAGNIFIC ROCK HOTEL POPOYO  THE SURF SANCTUARY POPOYO SURF LODGE  

August 24, 2012 at 4:55 am 0 comments

Let’s go to Masaya

Let’s go to Masaya

There’s plenty to do in Nicaragua once you step off the beach. These are tips from our day in Masaya: Masaya Volcano National Park This park is comprised of two volcanoes, one being the famous Popogatepe. Hike around the craters and peek over the edge to watch them release smoke and sulfuric gases.   There’s plenty of wildlife to be […]

August 11, 2012 at 5:55 am 0 comments

Places to visit in Nicaragua

Places to visit in Nicaragua

Here are great links that will lead you to  more information on the places BT visits in  “Nicaragua: The Breaks.” Where we stayed: Popoyo Beach Lodge Also recommended: Magnific Rock Hotel The Breaks: POPOYO RANCHO SANTANA MAGNIFIC ROCK PLAYA MADERA Lastly, here is a cool website that  lists more  great surf spots in Nica: Surf Nica Stay Tuned   

July 24, 2012 at 1:11 am 0 comments

Tips, Tricks and Whatnot

Tips, Tricks and Whatnot

Nicaragua is the ultimate unexplored surfer destination. The Papagayo Winds blow all day making it one of the best, most consistent spots for waves.   Here are some great sites to learn more about surfing in Nica: Use Surfline  to check the waves before you go. Zoom Nicaragua Nica Surfing  Nicaragua Surf Report There are a few options in Nica […]

July 20, 2012 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Getting to Nicaragua

Getting to Nicaragua

Helpful links to check: Vianica  Managua International Airport Helpful tips that helped get Booker to Nicaragua: No Visa is required for US citizens to enter the country. However, a tourist card must be purchased for $10 upon arrival. Airlines that fly into the city of Managua include United, Delta, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines.  There are few direct flights from […]

July 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm 1 comment