7. See a bona fide Nicaraguan institution
If you have ever wondered about the people who created the prehistoric cave paintings and carvings that archaeologists describe, Nicaragua has a modern version, the Stone Man, Alberto Guiterrez. The Stone Man is an ancient hermit who follows a vision that he had decades ago. Each day, he carves beautiful stone images in the rocks around his home outside the town of Esteli, 150 km north of Managua. While it’s a hike, you end up with a great experience. You find directions once you get to Esteli.