El Tambo Cultural Tour – 15-20 minute drive
El Tambo Tour- Experience true Nicaraguan country living by taking a local cultural tour. Check out multiple different farm animals and learn how the farm functions, take an ox cart ride, horseback ride or walk back into the jungle to view the local flor and fauna and wildlife. Return to a local families house to make tortillas. Afterwards enjoy the tortillas with freshly made cuajada (local cheese) and Jamaica (local juice). This is a great option for families. Pricing and tour options vary.Aqua (25-30 minute drive or 75-90 minute hike):
Activities, Spa and Restaurant– Drive, hike or take a taxi to Aqua (lunch or dinner reservation needed to enter by car) and enjoy their tranquil bay, spa, activities and restaurant. As long as you eat a meal at their restaurant then you will be allowed to use their beach gear (kayaks, SUPs or snorkel gear) free of charge. You can also arrange to get a spa treatment or massage while there or participate in one of their yoga classes on their beautiful platform overlooking the bay. Please find the most recent yoga schedule and spa menu at http://www.aquanicaragua.com. For the adventurous, you can also hike here from Iguana and hike or take a taxi.Guacalito de La Isla (25 minute drive):
Restaurant, Golf and Spa- Treat yourself to the life of luxury at Guacalito de La Isla, Nicaragua’s most upscale residential community. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Guacalito’s beachfront restaurants (reservation required). Indulge yourself at their lavish spa, with 6 different choices of spa experiences or challenge yourself on their beautiful 18 hole golf course, designed by David McLay Kidd. Find more info at www.guacalitodelaisla.comMagnific Rock
Restaurant and Activities – Spend the day at Magnific Rock, a restaurant/hostel located just south of Popoyo. Enjoy lunch or dinner at their restaurant with killer views to the south of
Playa Jiquelite and to the north of Popoyo. You can rent boards or SUPs from the hostel and they do also offer surf lessons.During surf season when the waves are big in Iguana this is the best place for beginners to surf or take a lesson. They also offer two yoga classes Monday through Friday at 9am and 4:30pm and one class at 9am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Shopping and Restaurants-Drive, take a taxi or boat to San Juan Del Sur for the day to shop for souvenirs and enjoy one of their many restaurants.
Surfing- Take a boat down the coast to San Juan Del Sur and you can stop at Maderas to surf on the way.
Activities – You will find a large amount of activity options in San Juan del Sur, ranging from Canopy Tours (zip lining), Horseback Riding, ATV Tours, Paintball or just go out exploring the surrounding beaches.Granada (1.75-2 hour drive):
Shopping and Restaurants–Visit the colonial town of Granada and check out the old colonial buildings, cathedrals and many amazing restaurants. If you’re lucky, some days you can pay $1 to climb to the top of the bell tower of the cathedral in the middle of central park and look out over the city. There are all sorts of excellent restaurants, spas, tours and cultural site seeing.