granada-horse-carriage-tour-nicaraguaIf there is something that traveling has taught me along the years is that you don’t need tons of money to have a great time. All you need is to do some research for alternatives of the most expensive tours and deals.

Here is my list of things to do in Nicaragua on a budget:

1. Leon – In this area I highly recommend visiting the bell tower of the oldest cathedral in Central America. For only $2 per person you can go up to its roof top from where you get a skyline view of the city. You also get to see how workers ring the bells manually.

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2. Granada – If you want to get to see the town but don’t want a private guide. Take a horse carriage ride instead. It will take you around, the driver will tell you some facts all for only $10 for 1 hour tour.

3. Masaya volcano – This is a national park where you can walk up to the crater of an active volcano. Here you can stand just meters away from it and take a look inside. It’s known as the most accessible active volcano in Central America. All you have to pay is $10 to enter the park for the car and family.

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4. Ometepe Island – The best way to explore this gorgeous island is on a horseback tour. It is super cheap and a fun activity that any kid would love. You will only need to pay $3 per hour per horse.

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So if you are planning a trip to Nicaragua look at all the cool things you can do for cheap!

Marina K. Villatoro is an expat living with her family and traveling in Central America. Learn some more fun facts about Nicaragua.