This Central American surfer’s haven attracts travelers with cheap beer, naturally stunning scenery, and historical cities. Excursions around the country can run anywhere between $10-$20, tour guide included. The volcano hike on Ometepe Island, for example, is well worth the $20. The famous volcano-boarding in Cerro Negro will cost you $10. Food is cheap with fruits and veggies under $1, basic meals between $5-$6, and local beer between $1-$2. Even seafood at a fine dining establishment costs under $15. Cheap accommodation is abundant. On the popular backpacker’s island of Little Corn, rooms can be found as low as $15/night. Find 3-star hotels starting at $30/night. The old city of León is the country’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must-see. Tour the Museum of the Revolution here for only $2 and learn about political war between the Somozas and Sandinistas.
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