Things to do in Corinto, Nicaragua?

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#21
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Bump as there have been others inquiring of this port.
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#22
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Originally posted by WeBeCruisers?
Cartagena - We've been here 4 years in a row and have done all the basic excursions. This past winter we did the Hop On - Hop Off but spent a few hours touring the 'fort' and a self walking tour of the Old City. In previous visits we did the Old City Walking Tour (guided) along with a bus tour of the cities (old/new) and a fishing village. All were good.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica - Puntarenas Highlights - 10 in 1 Tour - http://www.thumbsuptours.com

Corinto, Nicaragua - already provided info http://www.juliotoursnicaragua.com.n...ing-in-corinto

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala - Antigua On Your Own Tour Booked thru NCL as we had excursion credits.

Acapulco, Mexico - Acapulco City with Cliff Divers - La Quebrada Cliff Divers show – Fort of San Diego - also through NCL

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Land's End Boat tour through NCL - or try Medano or Tabasco’s Beach on your own

Hope this helps...
Could you tell us how far the hop on hop off bus in Cartagena is from the cruise port and how you get there? Thank you so much.
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Originally posted by singnrn
Could you tell us how far the hop on hop off bus in Cartagena is from the cruise port and how you get there? Thank you so much.
The map we just found, shows stop number one at the Port near the cruise ship. If you go to City-sightseeing dot com you can drill down and you should see a map of the hop-on-hop-off bus route. Hope this helps.
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Originally posted by WeBeCruisers?
The map we just found, shows stop number one at the Port near the cruise ship. If you go to City-sightseeing dot com you can drill down and you should see a map of the hop-on-hop-off bus route. Hope this helps.
Got it. Thanks for the help.
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For what it is worth, I have been to Nicaragua twice on extended stays due to the fact my husband is a Latin American professor and was doing research there. Thus, we had a land-based trip and were not on a cruise. However, we went to Leon and I have to say it was one of my favorite cities in all of Nicaragua. The people are VERY nice and welcoming and the town is very walkable and full of history and sites.

We hired a local guide to take us on a walking tour. The link is: https://vianica.com/tours/176 It was very well done and was just our family. We have 3 children - all teens.) We all learned a lot.

The most amazing place was the Leon Catherdral. If you google images of it and then scroll down to about the 5th row, you will see people walking on the top of the church. It looks pure white. It reminds me of Greece. You can see for miles and miles from the top.

Pls do not be scared to visit Nicaragua. Honestly, the first time we went, I was a bit scared too, but I know now that is from going somewhere I am not familiar with, not from a real threat. It is fabulous. Do not miss it!
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My husband and I are porting in Corinto with HAL in November and I am very interested in the Spaniard/Lusitano Equestrian Farm tour... their web site looks very nice, has any one done this tour?... couldn't find anything previously posted by searching
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Originally posted by Epona8599
My husband and I are porting in Corinto with HAL in November and I am very interested in the Spaniard/Lusitano Equestrian Farm tour... their web site looks very nice, has any one done this tour?... couldn't find anything previously posted by searching
A couple of ladies from our cruise went to an equestrian farm- I think it was this one. They really enjoyed it ... if it's the same one, they said it was quite posh and impressive.
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Has anyone used JulioTours for the Banana Plantation tour that he offers in the nearby city of Posoltega. I have been unable to locate any information about this place/tour ANYWHERE (Internet, trip advisor, cruise critic etc.) outside of Julio Tours website.

Thanks for any information.
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Originally posted by marysb
A couple of ladies from our cruise went to an equestrian farm- I think it was this one. They really enjoyed it ... if it's the same one, they said it was quite posh and impressive.
Thanks!... I have horses and I will be desperate for a fix by then!!
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Originally posted by Buck1949
Has anyone used JulioTours for the Banana Plantation tour that he offers in the nearby city of Posoltega. I have been unable to locate any information about this place/tour ANYWHERE (Internet, trip advisor, cruise critic etc.) outside of Julio Tours website.

Thanks for any information.
We are on a HAL ship next month (Nov). If we do a tour this is one we are considering with Julio tours. They have a good reputation, but I don't know a lot about this specific tour.
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Originally posted by Wishinonacruz
We are on a HAL ship next month (Nov). If we do a tour this is one we are considering with Julio tours. They have a good reputation, but I don't know a lot about this specific tour.
If you should do the Banana tour I would love to hear your thoughts. You can always contact me via email (link below) if you like.

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