If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s the Grand Canal of Nicaragua. The largest engineering project in history, it will be 3x larger than the Panama Canal and construction is slated to start in December. It will plow through 7 natural reserves/parks and slice in half the land of the indigenous Rama people, but […]
Engine broke! Repairs needed! Out Of Commission! That’s right, the trusted ferry between El Rama, Bluefields and Corn Island is not going anywhere until the motor gets fixed. And who knows how long that will be! So if you are planning your trip to Corn Island the cheap and easy way, well, it won’t be […]
Take it from me, folks. The gentle Caribbean sea breezes can pick up at a moment’s notice and turn ugly. I recently returned to Bluefields from Corn Island via the cargo ship Capt. D and got a short video of the conditions. Rough!
Long-time readers of the RightSide Guide know that Nicaragua’s beloved airline, La Costeña, does not rank very high on my list of reputable companies. People often ask me why. What has La Costeña done that a traveler should be wary? Why should they consider the more adventurous land route over a quick and easy flight? […]
Eric tells you how to save $15 (and up to $40) when buying your ticket with La Costeña. And it’s simple!
Boats, buses and planes all go to Corn Island, but how long does it take and how much does it cost? For an easy way to decide how to get from Managua to the Corn Island, check out this updated transportation graphic with the schedules and costs. Click on the graphic to get a better […]
An article by Adam Clarke from the Nicaragua Dispatch: LITTLE CORN ISLAND—Canadians coming to Nicaragua is actually pretty common, especially in the colder winter months when the lure of a Central American/Caribbean vacation is only a few mouse clicks away on your favorite travel site. The voyage usually consists of a connecting flight in the […]
Introducing the first issue of the survival guide to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, the RightSide Guide magazine! It’s 32 pages packed with information on activities, transport schedules, upcoming festivals and more for the Corn Islands, Bluefields, Pearl Lagoon and Greytown. This edition will be 1,000 copies and, starting in 2013, will be printed every […]
Just when you thought you could get away with carrying that rabid dog onto the plane in Managua… “But it’s Nicaragua! C’mon, I know how things work!” you might say to yourself. Sorry, even bribes don’t help. God knows I tried.
Things to hunt for: Smiley face Sombrero (3) ‘merican flag pine air freshener (2) Pot leave stickers (2) “No Problem” Bahamas magnet (glued) Royal Caribbean plastic champagne shot glass Rose Oncoming traffic Check out the other crazy taxi dash posts: http://rightsideguide.com/tag/taxis/
Yes ladies and gentleman, if the idea of getting to Greytown by riding in a bus all day from Managua and then rolling down the river all day from San Carlos doesn’t sound like an inspiring journey, you can now make the trip in a hour and a half with La Costeña for $180 round […]
I recently returned to the states for a couple of weeks. While it was nice to indulge in sloppy Texas BBQ, hot water and driving a car, I still found myself cooking with coconut oil, speaking with creole grammar and when it came time for my overnight layovers in the Miami airport, I came prepared: […]
Whoa. Whoa! Hey buddy, can you speed it up a little bit? Is it that stuff you been smokin or all the distractions splattered over your dashboard and windshield that make it so hard to drive normal? Ya know what? You are probably the safest driver on these streets, actually… keep doin what yer doin. […]
Some have likened the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua to the wild west, and in a lot of ways, that isn’t far from the truth. This is one of the least-visited locales in Central America and offers an intrepid traveler a plethora of adventures that most people will never even think about, much less do. Put […]
This one horsepower pick up has plenty room in the bed and generates gas instead of burning it. Toyota Prius drivers ain’t got nuthin on the owner of this custom caddy.