"Departmento de Rivas" Departamento de Rivas by canuckmike
Departamento de Rivas Travel Guide: 233 reviews and 758 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: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.
The Finca El Porvenir Petroglyph is a fair sized rock with ancient carvings on located on Isla De Ometepe. As you are on... more travel advice
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