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#Checking In: El Otro Lado

March 20, 2017
el otro lado

I’m always super excited when I stumble across a hotel that is beautifully designed. I found El Otro Lado on a fellow blogger’s Instagram page and fell in love. The boutique hotel appeared to be so colorful. Because of this, I knew I had to stay there during my stay to Panama back in January. Location  El Otro Lado is located about an hour and a half drive away from Panama City. You can organized transportation with the hotel, or…

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Exploring Panama City: Some Things You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

March 6, 2017
exploring panama city

I have to start off this post saying that I didn’t love Panama City. I thought some of it was cool, but for the most part, it just wasn’t my thing. Plus, I think I have an aversion to cities that look like big cities because I grew up in New York. And Panama City just has the feel of a big city, like so many other ones I’ve been too. But, that’s not to say that exploring Panama City isn’t worth…

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Five Places To Stay In Nicaragua

February 17, 2017

I recently spent about two weeks in Nicaragua, traveling around. I really loved the country and you can read more about my adventures there in my posts about Granada, Maderas Village, San Juan Del Sur, and Hulakai Hotel. Speaking of which, today I’m going to share a short list of five places to stay in Nicaragua while you’re visiting. Five Places To Stay In Nicaragua Boca En Boca If you’re headed to Granada for a couple of days, definitely check…

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#CheckingIn: Hulakai Hotel

February 13, 2017
hulakai hotel

If you’re interested in taking in stunning ocean views, then you have to check into Hulakai Hotel in Playa Maderas. The boutique hotel is located a short walk from the beach (make sure you have water with you, it’s steep). Because of its location on a hilltop, you’ll end up getting some of the best views you can imagine. Staying At Hulakai Hotel The hotel is made of terrace rooms, casitas, eco-pods, and a house. It’s the perfect place to stay…

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Six Things To Do In San Juan Del Sur

February 8, 2017

Odds are if you’re traveling through Nicaragua for a few weeks, you’ll end up in San Juan Del Sur at some point. It’s probably the biggest backpacker town in the whole country, and that’s because it’s home to the biggest party in all of Central America. But, there is more to the town than a sloppy Sunday (but that may be the best part). Five Things To Do In San Juan Del Sur 1. Visit The Nearby Beaches San Juan…

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#CHECKINGIN: Maderas Village

February 6, 2017
Maderas Village

If I could use one word to describe Maderas Village, it would be magical. There’s just something to be said about a place that makes you completely forget about the outside world. Maderas Village is that place. Why You Should Stay At Maderas Village Playa Maderas is located a short (but bumpy) twenty minute ride from the popular backpacker town of San Juan Del Sur. You can take a round trip shuttle from Casa Oro to Playa Maderas for five…

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#CHECKINGIN: Isleta El Espino

February 1, 2017
isleta el espino

Located just a ten minute boat ride from the colorful Spanish colonial city of Granada is an island so magical, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a different world. Isleta El Espino is a private island eco-resort located on Lake Nicaragua, minutes from the bustle of the city. Upon arriving, you’ll be offered a welcome drink. After, you will be whisked away to your beautiful room. All of this will happen while being captivated by the many sounds of nature that…

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4 Things To Do When Visiting Granada, Nicaragua

January 20, 2017
visiting granada, nicaragua

I’m back on the road and I literally couldn’t be happier. I touched down in Nicaragua very late Thursday night/Friday morning and spent the night in Managua. The next morning I found my way to the bus station, hopped on my very first Chicken Bus and drove an hour and a half to Granada. When visiting Granada, Nicaragua, you’ll come across stunningly beautiful and super colorful architecture. The old time Spanish colonial town is dripping with charm and you will…

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