Playa Jiquilillo

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Sundown at the beach

The goal of today’s trip was to stay at the Playa Jiquilillo some 80 kilometres north of Leon. The road up there was mostly really good; due to that we were following the volcano route. At some point we had to turn away from the main road and the last 10 km were good grabble road; so the beach and the village is quite accessible driving from Chinandega.

The village of Jiquilillo and surroundings was some of the poorest we had seen all the way around Nicaragua. The area had been totally devastated by a huge Tsunami back in 1992 killing more than 30 people in the village and destroying all the villages.

The beach of the other hand was stunning but these people can’t feed on beauty - yet.

The fishermen taking their boats up for the night
When we arrived the fishermen were pulling their boats in for the day before the light went out. We drove all the way to the end of the road in order to find a place for the night. In our books we could see that there were different options and after visiting them all I decided that we should stay in the most expensive one.

We stayed at Monty’s Surf Camp which was a really nice place owned by a Canadian guy Monty and his Nicaraguan business partner Jerry. None of them were there but they had a multitasking Nicaraguan chef working who was a really nice guy with a really relaxing attitude and nicely painted toenails. He was supported by two girl who did most of the cleaning and helping out in the kitchen and the restaurant.

We arrived shortly before it got dark and made the most of the time before it got dark. I really enjoyed standing with my feet in the water just enjoying the sundown over the horizon.

The fishermen taking their boats up for the night
After a break and a bath Babs and I meet for an apero in front of the kitchen around seven looking back on yet another day filled with impressions of an underrated country. I enjoyed some cold beers because it was the warmest and the most humid day of all in Nicaragua.

We met a British architect working here building a women’s house out of a 40 foot container. She told us about the poverty of the region and the large problem of teen pregnancy in the area where girls down to 12 years became pregnant.

At 8 Envi the chef served a wonderful fish dish with cold wine and it was truly great. After some hours Babs went to bed while I was sitting enjoying the sound of the shore and the waves; looking out in the moon lighted water. I was very close heaven and the stars.  

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Sundown at the beach
Sundown at the beach
The fishermen taking their boats u…
The fishermen taking their boats …
The fishermen taking their boats u…
The fishermen taking their boats …
One of the Hostels in the area
One of the Hostels in the area
View towards in land
View towards in land
View towards in land
View towards in land
Montys Surf Camp
Monty's Surf Camp
Montys Surf Camp
Monty's Surf Camp
Montys Surf Camp
Monty's Surf Camp
Montys Surf Camp
Monty's Surf Camp
Montys Surf Camp
Monty's Surf Camp
Sundown in Jiquilillo
Sundown in Jiquilillo
Puppies playing on the beach
Puppies playing on the beach
Sundown in Jiquilillo
Sundown in Jiquilillo
The beach
The beach
The beach
The beach
Puppies playing
Puppies playing
They made me so wet
They made me so wet
Sundown in Jiquilillo
Sundown in Jiquilillo
Sundown in Jiquilillo
Sundown in Jiquilillo
Having a break before next attack
Having a break before next attack
Montys Surf Camp
Monty's Surf Camp
Mom taking control
Mom taking control
My feet in the Pacific
My feet in the Pacific
My feet in the Pacific
My feet in the Pacific
Sitting with a beer enjoying the v…
Sitting with a beer enjoying the …
My bed
My bed
My beer
My beer
Babs doing research in Lonely Plan…
Babs doing research in Lonely Pla…
The table
The table
Super fish
Super fish
Envi getting air with the menu
Envi getting air with the menu
My bed ready for the night
My bed ready for the night
Jiquilillo Hostels review
You can't get closer to the beach
We had gotten ourselves all the way to the pacific coastline at the small fishing village at Playa Jiquilillo and we checked some of the hostels for a… read entire review
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