The Epic Hike in Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

After setting up camp and working on Maderas beach, we wanted to explore and find a more secluded beach for Quinn and I to enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching surfers and meeting travelers from all over the world, but sometimes a little romantic privacy is awesome. So we set off on our walk heading north. Immediately we had to cross over the black volcanic rock to get to the next beach over. It was a good thing I had my sturdy crocs on to prevent and sharp edges to slash my delicate feet.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

After crossing the rocks we found a gorgeous beach. Only five other people on the beach were enjoying the emptiness and the massive waves crashing on shore. We sat down for a few minutes, but our adventurous spirits told us that maybe there was more. So we got up and continued to walk towards the next beach over.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

Upon arriving we thought we had found what we were looking for: a huge beautiful white sand beach and only one person on it. It was spectacular. We walked to the end to find our own little private spot and when we did we spotted a really cool bright green walking bridge behind us hidden in the tropical trees. We had to check it out.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

It lead to what looked like a gated community with no one living there. There were many workers on property maintaining the landscape, but no residents in sight. On the other side of the bridge were a long series of steep steps leading up a mountain.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

We walked up the stairs right away, unsure but excited of what we would find. At the top of the stairs was a local security guard sleeping in a hammock. We tip toed past him and saw the most amazing view point.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

It was the best view we had ever seen in Nicaragua and we’ve seen some pretty unreal views (all of Laguna de Apoyo, Eskamekita, San Juan del Sur, etc.). It overlooked beaches far and near.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

We noticed another beach that looked untouched and reachable, but we knew we would have to cross private property to get there. We didn’t care, we went for it.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

We started heading down and the next thing we knew, security guards approached us and asked us to leave the private property. We didn’t mind, it was a risk we had to take because we had to check it out. We had to think of another way to get to that completely untouched beach. So we walked back down the huge set of stairs and climbed over reef again until we finally got there.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

It was a beautiful beach all to ourselves. No one in sight, not a single footprint in the sand except for mine and Quinn’s. We ran into the water and dunked our heads into the salty water letting the ice cold temperature cool us down. It was what we had always dreamed of and now it was real. We walked, we talked and cherished our time of being together. It was wonderful.

We headed home and chatted non-stop about the unforgettable adventure we had just experienced. It’s really was one of those moments that we live for. We make them happen as often as possible and we of course recommend everyone to do the same.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

That’s what life out of the box is all about: living your dream life and giving others the opportunity to do so. Don’t waste your chance. You only have one life.

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

LOOTB on an epic hike in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

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8 responses to “The Epic Hike in Nicaragua

  1. Great photos and hike! The sand is an unusual color isn’t it. I am guessing the temps are in the 80’s there… Beautiful place!

  2. Thank you for sharing your hiking adventure. I really enjoyed your awesome pictures that exhibited your hike so well.

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Awesome! I love how the big adventure is made of just one little mini-adventure after another, and only ends when you decide to finally stop saying, “What the hell, let’s keep going!”

  4. Some risks are just worth it heh… Young, carefree, & living your dream – an adventuresome life and testament to what life should really be like. Love it!

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