"Departmento de Rivas" Departamento de Rivas by canuckmike

Departamento de Rivas Travel Guide: 256 reviews and 849 photos

Although one of Nicaragua smaller departments (2,155 km2), it is one of the greatest attractions for tourists. There are 3 main things going for it in the terms of tourism. San Juan del Sur is a great little beach town, Isla de Ometepe which is one of the top sites for all of Nicaragua and it is easy access to Costa Rica from here. Some of the main crops grown in this region are sugar cane, tobacco and plantains. One of my favourite parts of my Central American trip was when I left Costa Rica (I really did not like that country) and the bus ride in here. The sun was shining bright and the scenery was gorgeous especially looking towards Ometepe.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beaches and Volcanoes.
  • Cons:A little more expensive than other parts of Nicaragua.
  • In a nutshell:One of the most tourist friendly parts of Nicaragua.
  • Intro Written Mar 17, 2007
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Mike, Nicaragua sounds interesting! I wouldn't mind exploring a bit more of this diverse region myself. Great photos and tips here.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 9:51 AM

    I have a BSAC certificate. Great to know to read a diving tip here.

  • metteks's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2007 at 12:43 PM

    Nice photo of the volcano and nice tip. Nicaragua is a great country.


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