Leafcutter ants are endemic to South and Central America, and are ever-present in nature there. There is not only one type of leafcutter ants, but Keep travelling
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Photo of the day: colourful hummingbird taking a break
You can hear them hovering past your ear, maneuvering acrobatically into all directions and when you spot them they are already on the next flower: the hummingbird is one of a kind. Keep travelling
Photo of the day: The white-fronted parrot
The white-fronted parrot, known scientifically as the Amazona albifrons is a noisy bird which can imitate Keep travelling
Photo of the day: Ometepe island, Nicaragua
The Punta Jesus Maria beach on the western part of the Ometepe Island is located on a peninsula and provides fantastic views on Keep reading
Photo of the day: Concepcion volcano, Nicaragua
The Concepcion volcano dominates the western side of the Ometepe Island in Nicaragua with its perfectly axisymmetrical cone. One of the most active volcanos of Nicaragua, Keep reading
Photo of the day: Maderas’s secret crater lake, Nicaragua
With its 1394-metre-high peak, the Maderas volcano seems small compared to its big brother, the Concepcion volcano, dominating western Ometepe island. However, Keep reading
Photo of the day: San Ramon waterfall, Nicaragua
The unspoiled eastern part of the Ometepe island is full of surprises: Keep reading
Photo of the day: Granada, Nicaragua
The colourful facades of Granada’s houses are still visible today and give the city its character. Founded in 1524 by Fransico Hernández de Córdoba, it was named after the ancient city of Granada in Spain. It long rivaled with Léon to be Nicaragua’s capital until Keep reading
Photo of the day: Local transport in Granada, Nicaragua
In the streets of Granada, Nicaragua, pedestrians, cars, motorbikes and small trucks have to share the narrow roads. Less expected, Keep reading
Photo of the day: Granada, Nicaragua
Granada is a touristy city with a rich colonial architecture and colourful houses. Still, it is common to see mules and horses being used to transport goods. Keep traveling!
Photo of the day: Cathedral of Leon, Nicaragua
A UNESCO world heritage site, the cathedral of the Assumption in Leon is an impressive building and remains the largest cathedral in Central America. Center of life of the city, it is located on a lively square, while food stalls are aligned along its back wall. Keep traveling!
Photo of the day: Leon, Nicaragua
Second largest city of Nicaragua, Leon features many colonial buildings and churches, like San Juan Bautista that is featured on this picture of the day. Beyond the history, Leon is a Keep traveling!
Photo of the day: Cigar making in Esteli
Esteli is the heart of the tobacco industry in Nicaragua that offers reknown cigars which are exported worlwide. More than just making, it is really a craft. Learn more about it visiting one of the factories with us. Keep traveling!
Photo of the day: Tropical savannah of Miraflor, Nicaragua
This cactus grows in the dry zone of the Miraflor Reserve in Nicaragua, or tropical savannah. Protected area, the reserve balances preservation of nature with sustainable farming Keep traveling!
Photo of the day: corn tortilla making
It is still dark and Deyanira is already cooking the first tortillas of the day: they are an important part of the daily diet in Central America and must be ready by breakfast. She started by curing corn in limewater to easily peel off the skin of the corn kernels she will later feed her chickens with. By the time I woke up, Keep travelling
Photo of the day: Hiking the Miraflor Reserve, Nicaragua
The remote Reserve of Miraflor in Nicaragua features three different ecosystems that can be explored hiking or horseback riding in only a day. Keep traveling!