Things To Do

TELICA SUNSET TOURS

The Telíca Volcano is an active volcano about 30 kilometers from León. The latest violent eruption was in 1948, but the volcano has ever since been smoking and grumbling. The volcano is just over a kilometer high (1,061 meters) and has a huge crater: 120 meters deep and 700 meters in diameter.

The actual climb is not that hard. In one-two hours you can be at the crater. It is never really steep, and there grow lots of trees and plants on the volcano. There are several spots from where you have a great view. Before you reach the crater, you will have to cross a beautiful valley with grassland, trees, and rocks. Just seeing the crater’s walls rising from the valley is impressing.

Sometimes you also can see lava. Nice for sunset tours.

ECO KAYAKING/PADDLE BOARDING

Groups can choose to trade back and forth to enjoy the best of both. Our experienced guides travel betwenn the trees and lead participants to unique areas of the estuary including tranquil river environments to the open ocean. Feel safe with our guides looking over you while you discover wildlife. Although all levels are welcome on our tours, we recommend to experience to beginner paddlers.

LAGUNA DEL TIGRE

Locate only 30 min away driving for the hotel You will have to look long for a more idyllic place than this old volcano crater filled up with water, surrounded by volcanoes and beautiful nature.

The lagoon has fresh water where you can take a swim in this peaceful environment.The hike takes around 20 minutes, then you have the option of swimming in the cool, freshwater lagoon. It is situed in the bottom of the volcano Momotombo.

Super uncrowded with intense jungle. It's in the middle of nowhere with no one around. Will be you and friend enjoying a paradisiac lagoon.

The scenery is amazing!

SURF LESSONS

New to surfing? Always dreamed of being a beach bum, catching waves and relaxing on the beach in between sessions?

Check out our beginner surf packages, designed to put you at ease in the water and catching waves comfortably in no time!

From November to March, the changing swell direction and end of big wave season makes Miramar the perfect location for those new to the sport. The all-day offshore winds, consistent swell and physical geography of area creates the optimal conditions for quick progression. Newbies will find the variety of waves out front and flexibility to surf for as many hours as they can handle a welcome change from other spots that experience onshore winds after the morning. Nicaragua is famous for its conditions, where surfers from all over the world come to enjoy a relaxed, encouraging atmosphere that is perfect for beginner or intermediate surfers.

We recommend that beginners who really want to learn book a stay of at least 5 days, with 7-10 days being optimal. We have a program designed for new surfers that encompasses functional training, classroom seminars and of course, lots of in-water instruction to sure you make the most out of your time at Miramar!

YOGA RETREATS

All year long, Miramar has become soul-satisfying location for introspective retreats and teacher training sessions.

With its calm waters, quiet beach and breathtaking sunsets, the area serves as a perfect sanctuary for deeply transformative, introspective retreats.

Away from the busyness of modern life, the tranquility of the property and immense natural beauty that surrounds it creates a space conducive to healing and positive personal development.

We can adapt our staff and areas to get best results and interactions between the guests. Our kitchen is very prepared to offer all kind of meals: vegans, vegetarians and exotics.

SPEARFISHING

A first in the area- Miramar is excellent place for spearfishing tours.The area is graced with several tucked away spots full of fish and is easily accessible by boat but only if you have little bit of experience.

Miramar Surf Camp can take you by boat to the best spot of the day, determined by the tides, visibility and information provided by our GPS fish finder.

Important Information:

Ask previously about gear and visibility season.

Do not bring your own equipments as it is against Nicaraguan Law.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

FISHING

Do you like to fish? Have you tried in the pacifc already? Why not? You are in the right place if you like to fish too.

Plan your trip, by yourself or with friends, and catch the dinner!

A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office.

PRICE $25 PER PERSON

HORSEBACK RIDING

We offer individuals, groups or couples tours. Enjoy a peaceful ride down our uncrowded beaches or alongside the river. It is truly stunning at sunset.

PRICE $25 PER PERSON

VOLCANO BOARDING - CERRO NEGRO

Enjoy the youngest volcano in Nicaragua. It is one of the most active volcano and unique in all world for the practice of Volcano boarding.

See the whole area on the top of the volcano with the panoramic view and then slide down to get at the bottom in seconds.

Super nice trip, really recommended.

PRICE $31 PER PERSON

RUINS OF LEON VIEJO

What is left of the second oldest city of Nicaragua is nothing but ruins. León was established in 1524, and was one of the most important cities of the region. Gold from Nicaragua and other countries was traded in León, and there were quite some rich merchants living here.

The city was built close to Lake Managua (Xolotlán) and the Momotombo volcano. When the Momotombo erupted in 1610 the inhabitants rapidly left the city in fear of the volcano. A new León was built some 30 kilometers to the west, where it still is today. The old León, or León Viejo as it is locally called, was never actually destroyed by the volcano and preserved beneath the surface. The real excavations began in 1999.

What you can see at León Viejo are the foundations of the houses, as well as some partially restored important buildings, like the church. The Spanish conqueror who established the city, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, was murdered by Pedrarias Davila here as well, and his beheaded body has been found next to the body of his murderer. You can see the cellar where they were found, as well as a statue of Hernandez de Cordoba holding his remains and other bodies found, beneath the statue.

The ruins of León Viejo have been listed as UNESCO world heritage site in 2000. The park is well set up and you will get a guide who will show you around. There are many signboards that tell something about the history of the city. You can also walk up a hill from where you have a great view of the lake, the Momotombo volcano, and the other volcanoes surrounding the city.

During the dry season, there can be abundant wasps in León Viejo. Bring some repellent or – probably more effective – wear a long sleeve sweater and pants.

CITY OF LEON TOUR

Explore the colonial city of Leon. The city contains one of the largest cathedrals in Central America and possesses a rich history. Leon is a university town with exciting nightlife, modern atmosphere and excellent shopping!

SALSA NIGHT IN LEON

Popular choice on Thursday for those looking to experience a bit of the latin culture of the area. A shuttle for groups can be arranged to take those in search of some nightlife to nearby Leon. Tasty Mojitos, sultry Salsa beats and spicy dance moves create a unique atmosphere miles away from the relaxed beachy feel of Miramar.

BEACH PARTY IN LAS PENITAS

Very Tuesday and Saturday there is a beach party in nearby beach Las Penitas, run by the popular, notorious party hostel, Bigfoot. Expect a lot of the drinking, loud music, dancing and beachfront rowdiness that gives Bigfoot its notable reputation.

EL HOYO VOLCANO

El Hoyo is a volcanic complex consisting of several volcanic structures. The first volcano in this area was called El Picacho. After being active the volcano collapsed, and several other volcanic structures were formed. Nowadays, the most significant structure is the El Hoyo Volcano. This volcano can be easily recognized by the huge hole located on a slope of the volcano. Climbing the volcano is possible but not often done. The area is located in a sparsely populated area, and there are no roads to the base of the volcano. It is easiest to reach the foot of the volcano by horse.

SAN CRISTOBAL VOLCANO

The San Cristóbal is the highest active volcano in Nicaragua. This high, cone-shaped, smoking mountain exhibits all characteristics of a 'traditional' volcano. There are several volcanoes located around the San Cristóbal.

This whole area is often referred to as the San Cristóbal volcanic complex, and it encompasses five volcanic structures. These include, in addition to the San Cristóbal Volcano, El Casita, El Choncho, Moyotepe, and La Pelona. The San Cristóbal is the most active volcano of the group. Gas is constantly emitted by the volcano, and every now and then strong seisms are measured around the San Cristóbal.

Ascending the San Cristóbal is one of the most difficult climbs in Nicaragua. The steep slopes make it hard to reach the huge crater. It takes a whole day to ascend and descend the volcano, and you should be in very good condition. This climb is certainly a challenge, but the views of the area and the experience of reaching the crater are surely rewarding.

TELICA SUNSET TOURS

The Telíca Volcano is an active volcano about 30 kilometers from León. The latest violent eruption was in 1948, but the volcano has ever since been smoking and grumbling. The volcano is just over a kilometer high (1,061 meters) and has a huge crater: 120 meters deep and 700 meters in diameter.

The actual climb is not that hard. In one-two hours you can be at the crater. It is never really steep, and there grow lots of trees and plants on the volcano. There are several spots from where you have a great view. Before you reach the crater, you will have to cross a beautiful valley with grassland, trees, and rocks. Just seeing the crater’s walls rising from the valley is impressing.

Sometimes you also can see lava. Nice for sunset tours.

SAN JACINTO MUD CRATERS TOUR

San Jacinto is a little town about 20 kilometers northeast of León. Behind the village lie boiling mud holes, connected probably to the Telica volcano. The field is not big but it is interesting as well as extremely hot to walk around and see the holes, which differ in size and color, where the mud is fiercely boiling. The mud sometimes throws little rocks in the air and steam is continuously emitted from the holes.

FLOR DE CANA TOUR

Get in the best rum's factory for a tour. See how everything is prepared and enjoy shots of all kind of rum.

Flor de cana is the most awarded rum in the world, made here in Niacaragua.

JUAN VENADO ISLAND TOUR

The Juan Venado Island, or Isla Juan Venado as it is called in Spanish, is located just off the coast in front of the town Las Peñitas. The island south end is in front of Salinas Grandes town and beach. The island lies very close to the coast, and is practically nothing more than a thin, long trip of sand. The nature, however, is spectacular.

Between the island and the coast grows a mangrove forest, which houses tons of birds. Furthermore, crocodiles live in the water as well as lots of crabs and other crustaceans. It’s great to take a boat or kayak and cruise through the forest. There are small, curvy waterways you can browse through, with egrets and other birds around every corner.

SOMOTO CANYON TOUR

The Somoto Canyon, one of oldest rock formations in Central America, has become one of the main attractions of Northern Nicaragua due to its recently "discovered" tourist potential. It is an impressive site with a unique scenario. Between its walls, visitors can undertake various activities.

The canyon offers a unique environment in the country. When entering the place by the Solis Valley, which is frequently used, one can observe the panoramas of dry forest with small trees, as well as flora and fauna. Deers, parakeets, rabbits and iguanas are some of the species that inhabit the area.

As you get closer to the riverbeds of the Coco River, the path becomes sandy and one can see the streams that usually limit the access to low clearance vehicles. The topography starts changing until a single, huge wall that announces the beginning of the canyon. Between the small holes of the rock one can see orchids, bromeliads and cactus.