Primarily a transit hub and you are bound to pass through it if you are driving in the south along the Pacific coast. Home to an attractive cathedral and central square. The big crowd on a side street near the main square is primarily visitors waiting to see loved ones / friends at the prison.
Cities near Rivas
- 1Nicaragua14 reviews
San Juan del Sur is kind of the surf hub in Nicaragua. Places to stay, driving distance to lots of surf spots and access to boats to take you to the best spots.
- 2Nicaragua10 reviews
The island is shaped like the sign for infinity. Two volcanoes have become connected by their lava flows, one is still avtive and the other has a lake inside it. The hike up the active one was a bit perilious. We basically went until it got too steep, and thee was no trial (we had a local guide with us), ...
- 3Nicaragua1 review
Small town with a church and a central square. Gateway to Playa Gigante and a few other beaches but primarily residential and offers little of interest to visitors.
- 4Nicaragua21 reviews
Granada is a beatiful colonial city.
- 5Nicaragua2 reviews
Lots of fun since you can drive right up the rim of volcano, but its hard to breath with all the smoke coming up from the volcano.
- 6Costa Rica2 reviews
Wild, pristine and protected dry forest wilderness directly on the majestic Pacific coast. Not only a Costa Rican national treasure, but a global one as well. Wonderful place to surf or come camp and spot howler monkeys, sea turtles, macaws and coatis. I love this place.
- 7Costa Rica1 review
- 8Nicaragua1 review
- 9Nicaragua1 review
Pleasant beach known for seafood shacks that sell inexpensive lobster. Watching the pelicans dive for their lunch as you eat yours is a treat. The surf can be rough here so be a little careful. Popular with backpackers and surfers. Also home to a dive shop. A foot path leads to the more private Playa Redondo.