This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rivas. To help you make friends with Rivas before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Rivas, Nicaragua, is a small city in the Central American country Nicaragua. It is located in the south of the country; the Costa Rican border is only forty-five minutes' drive away. Rivas, Nicaragua, is primary used as a transportation hub by travelers.
Rivas, Nicaragua, is used as a transportation hub by many travelers, and some decide to stay overnight. Breaking up your trip between Costa Rica and the more popular destinations in Nicaragua by booking a night at a Rivas, Nicaragua, hostel will allow you to avoid after sunset at your destination or if you would miss the last ferry to Isla de Ometepe. But when in Rivas, Nicaragua, there are also a few things to do. The beach at Lake Nicaragua, which is technically in the town of San Jorges, is only six kilometres away. The beach is good for sunbathing and surfing. In the centre of Rivas itself, you can find a free anthropology museum with a small exhibition on local fauna, including stuffed animals.
But as mentioned before, Rivas is mostly a transport hub to onward destinations in Nicaragua. The ferry to Moyogalpa on the Isle de Ometepe departs only six kilometres from Rivas’ city centre. The island is one of Nicaragua’s top destinations, with two volcanoes and amazing nature with great hikes on the slopes of the volcanoes. Another destination, San Juan del Sur, is a fishing village that is known as a beach destination and popular by surfers of different levels and is forty-five minutes' drive to the west. The colonial city of Granada is one-and-a-half hours to the north.
There are a couple of hostels in Rivas, Nicaragua. Some of the accommodations listed that call themselves a hostel in Rivas, Nicaragua do not offer dorm rooms, but only private rooms for a low price. At the same time, there are hotels that neither have dorm rooms will sell private rooms for nearly the same price as a dorm bed in a hostel in Rivas, Nicaragua. However, they may not have the social hostel vibe.
Written by local enthusiast for Rivas hostelsMartin Straatman