Nicaragua is full of natural beauty and a rich cultural history. While we love to see people fall in love with the Maderas life and never leave, we also encourage people to experience the other parts of Nicaragua that make living here so much fun.
Rivas is the local city where most of our shopping gets done twice weekly. It’s full of little markets, bright colors, and gives a flavour of what real life is like. Take a bike taxi on a central tour of the city and you’ll really get a sense of where Nicaragua has come from and what it’s like to be a local.
Hermosa, Remanso, and Yankee are all surrounding beach breaks ranging from 45 min to 90 min from Maderas. Trips to these beaches are a great way to see another part of the country, take in some breath-taking scenery and surf a few different types of waves. For more advanced surfers, we offer Boat Trips to Manzenio, Colorado’s, and Panga Drops; all of which are considered to be world-class waves.
Granada is one of the oldest cities in the Americas with a history rich in both Architecture and legend. The style is unique to anywhere in Nicaragua, the food is outrageous, and the night life is always jovial. While tourism is definitely more visible here, there are plenty of small markets to explore, old churches, and infamous boat trips on Lake Nicaragua. One night here is typically enough for most people and either of the two places we stay always leaves the guests impressed.
Masaya is a short 15 min taxi ride from Grenada and is home to the largest concentration of Nicaraguan Artisans. If you’re looking for hammocks, art, custom-made guitars, or just to take in the chaotic atmosphere of Nicaragua’s largest market, it’s worth the trip.