My boyfriend and I are going to Nicaragua April 3rd (getting in around 11:30a) and leaving April 13th (also around noon). It sounds like seeing the street art in Leon is something special and not worth missing. Yes? We're trying to figure out our plans and would like to spend a few days on Little Corn scuba diving. Is it so crazy during Semana Santa that it would be worth just doing Little Corn first and then doing Leon and the rest after? Or is it worth the hustle to be there in the city during the holiday?
In terms of itinerary, we really want to do Cerro Negro and the camping and hiking to Telica (recs on companies doing those volcanos?). If we could get some kayaking and possible surfing in as well besides our time doing scuba on Little Corn, that would be optimal. It seems like Leon and the surrounding beaches offer all of this. Would it be a mistake to just split our time between Leon with the volcanos and beaches and Little Corn? And if you think it's worth doing Leon during Semana Santa, are there things we should do on certain days (we get in on Friday)? Also, in terms of transport, any tips on how to get from Managua to Leon? Cost? Oh! And if there happens to be some sort of hostel/treehouse in that area, that would be awesome. We're trying to stay generally within a low budget to fit in Little Corn, but are ok splurging if it's truly worth the experience.
Thanks for any help!