This month, I’ve been writing about some of the wonderful beaches we’ve had the fortune to visit, and I’ll end with one we visited last month: the beach at Morgan’s Rock near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
We had loved Costa Rica so much when we visited a couple of years ago that we wanted to go back to Central America. After doing some research, I kept coming back to the idea of travelling to Nicaragua. It stood out as a wonderful potential destination, with its combination of natural beauty, the lovely Spanish colonial town of Granada, and the friendly people who live there.
Nicaragua met and surpassed our expectations. If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I love exploring the countries we visit. I’ll be sure to write another day about our adventures around the country, from exploring Granada’s islets by boat to hiking around the Masaya volcano, from visiting a local pottery workshop to taking in beautiful views of Apoyo Lagoon.
But today I’m writing about the beach. We took long walks in the sand and played in the water. We went kayaking in an estuary just off the beach, and we witnessed some of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve ever seen. We scrambled over rocks to find a hidden cave that could only be seen at low tide. We even attended the best New Year’s Eve party ever on the beach, complete with an effigy that was burned to celebrate the end of the old year (a Nicaraguan custom).
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that we all fell in love with this beautiful country. On a winter day like today, when the wind is howling outside my window and the snow is drifting, all it takes is a look at these photographs to take me back to Nicaragua and this lovely beach.