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The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
The Final Fiesta

End your year the right way, in classic Free & Easy fashion with a smooth mixture of epic travel, tropical beaches, and the most unforgettable parties of your life! Nica New Year's. All the Free & Easy people flying into Nicaragua together just after Christmas, taking over airport bars and airplane drink carts, arriving to a line of party buses that will whisk you straight to the legendary surf town of San Juan del Sur to begin a 4-day orgy of pool parties, surf sessions, beach days, all-night disco dances and an unspeakable variety of general shenanigans! Once that's all out of your system and the new year has been rung in, the FnEZ army will split up into smaller groups that will begin the new year by experiencing the very best of Nicaragua's infamous beaches. Spend the rest of the days laying in the sun, surfing, fishing, eating awesome food and if you so please, keeping the party rolling with a healthy supply of the world's greatest rum: Flor de Caña! To top it all off, each group will get to spend a day sailing Nicaragua's gorgeous pacific coast on a private yacht… can you say booze cruise! Want this trip to last more than 10-days? Add on 5 more days of adventure, including a visit to an incredible Volcano Crater lake Laguna De Apoyo! This event will sell out, so Register Now to secure your spot and to see a full selection of the trip extensions available to you, including adventures to Costa Rica & Panama!

*NOTE: Each group will have a custom itinerary made up of the epic destinations listed below, no group will visit every destination but rather will have the time to enjoy at least 3. Not all Epic Experiences will be available to all groups because of differing itineraries.

 
The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
San Juan del Sur

The stunning half-moon cove that San Juan del Sur is built around frames one of the coolest surf towns you're sure to ever experience. Old colonial buildings, a huge boardwalk of beachside bars and restaurants, and an all around laid-back surfer vibe are all part of the reason why being in San Juan is so awesome. The host town of our massive Nicaragua New Years trip each year and a staple on all of our Nicaragua trips, San Juan del Sur is the perfect place to have wicked beach days and wild party nights. The gateway to a huge score of amazing surf beaches all within a short drive from town makes San Juan an ideal destination for any surfer or beach lover and the town's ability to turn it up at night and host some of the best parties on the travel scene makes it so the fun never ends! Consistently good weather, endless cheap rum and very good waves… what more could you ask for?

 
The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
Laguna de Apoyo.

Laguna de Apoyo is a pristine lake inside the crater of a dormant volcano. After being declared a national nature reserve in 1991, Laguna de Apoyo has been fiercely protected from invasive resorts and remains a beautiful natural refuge. The stunning lagoon is warmed to a comfortable temperature from the earth's core and is widely hailed as having the cleanest water in Central America. A variety of exotic wildlife can be found around the lake, but time is best spent here relaxing in one of the cozy lakeside houses. We end each one of our Nicaragua trips in a wicked lodge right on the lake in Laguna de Apoyo and it's one of the best places we could imagine to wind down after an epic adventure and maybe even have one last party before the journey comes to an end! !

 
The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
Mag Rock.

Magnific Rock (or Mag Rock as it’s known to most) is home to some of the best surf break in all of Nicaragua. No joke, it’s incredible! When you wake up in the morning and look out over the ocean you can see four different breaks happening, and if that doesn’t get you itching to grab your board and dive in, we don’t know what will. Our accommodations are set up on a point that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, so not only are you guaranteed killer surf, but the awe-inspiring sunsets will blow your mind. Be prepared for a real-life watercolour sky of pinks and oranges every night as the sun meets the ocean. And after a full day of crushing out the best waves in Nicaragua, there’s nothing like chilling in the pool with an ice-cold Toña and the best view around. From yoga, to surfing, booze cruisin’ and having a grand old time down on the beach, we guarantee that you’ll be begging us not to leave Mag Rock.

 
The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
Playa Escameca

Arguably one of the nicest beaches in Central America, you won't find Playa Escameca in any travel books…that's because this spot is uniquely Free & Easy! This incredible stretch of beach is hidden way south on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, almost in Costa Rica, and boasts not only gorgeous scenery but also some seriously gnarly surfing conditions that you can enjoy all to yourself. Because the best part about Playa Escameca is that there's nothing there - no hotels, no bars, no other people! There's just the gorgeous bungalow style Casa Horizon: our very own FnEZ-built retreat. Days in Escameca can be spent in so many amazing ways. Whether you're simply soaking in the serene beauty of the surroundings, grabbing a surfboard and catching some waves right in front of the lodge, practicing yoga, swaying lazily in a hammock, or kicking back with some cervezas next to a beach fire, you won't find anywhere more different from your everyday life. Here you can do as you like and experience the true freedom of getting away from it all.

 
The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
Playa Gigante

Translated to 'Gigantic Beach', Playa Gigante's gorgeous beach stretches out far in both directions bookended by towering cliffs that provide stunning viewpoints of this amazing peaceful area of Nicaragua's Pacific Coast. The town of Gigante is not much more than a small fishing village, but it offers everything you need to live and when you're at a place as amazing as Playa Gigante, the bare essentials are luxury enough! There are several world-class surf breaks within walking distance, some very nice yoga studios that offer daily classes and some of the best ocean fishing in Central America. The only bar in town can also throw a banging party when people are in the mood.

 
The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
Playa Hermosa

There are beautiful beaches and then there's Playa Hermosa. With an ideal soft but packed sand base that stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions, a handful of great swimming spots, and even more gem surf breaks, Hermosa truly is the idyllic Central American beach. It's just hard enough to get to that it's secluded, but still easy enough that it's well, well worth the drive. The surfers and day-trippers give it a fun and happening vibe during the day and at night, you've got the whole place to yourself. There's only one lodge on the beach, but it's always stocked with plenty of cold beer, serves up great food and is always willing to help you out by setting up a volleyball net or building a beach fire. Mix all that with the fact that it's not uncommon to see sea turtles show up on shore and lay eggs and you've really got everything you need in a beach destination at Hermosa. The cozy cabin style rooms enjoy a sweet beach breeze and complete the rustic comfort of the stay. We get as creative as we can with these precious days on Playa Hermosa, grabbing a surf board and playing on the many breaks, pulling out a frisbee or volleyball, throwing down a Beach Olympics event, lazing in the hammocks, looking for turtles, and at night, a mix of homemade pizzas, Nicaraguan rum and a roaring beach fire usually takes care of everything!

 
The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
Playa Maderas

Nicaragua has some seriously world-class beach breaks that offer not only wicked surf, but also a very relaxing beach atmosphere, and there is perhaps none better than Playa Maderas. Situated just north of San Juan del Sur, Maderas is a common day-trip spot for surfers and people staying in San Juan and so the beach is fully equipped with bars serving up marguerites, cold cervezas and some super tasty fish tacos. Then you can decide whether you want to stay beach-side and watch the surfers or paddle out and shred one of the most consistent beach breaks in the world. Surfers can expect tons of lefts, some occasional ripper rights and virtually constant off-shore winds to ensure every paddle out is well worth it. But getting to stay out on Playa Maderas allows you to enjoy a whole other aspect of this legendary beach. We rent out a big beach house and when everyone else has to head home as the sun sets, we enjoy the last bit of light strolling down the beach to our pad. Then with everyone gone, we have the place to ourselves! Sit out on the beach around a fire, pull out the guitar, look up at the stars, maybe neck a bottle of rum and throw a house party... do as you please until the morning comes and brings with it another stellar day on Playa Maderas! 

 
Corn Island Extension
Nicaragua
Corn Island Extension
 
Corn Island Extension
Nicaragua
The Corn Islands

70 km from Nicaragua's east coast, the Corn Islands is a completely unique place to the rest of the country. Life here is traditionally Caribbean and a cool island dialect of English is spoken prevalently. Pristine turquoise water and shimmering white beaches paint the backdrop for a simple life of simple pleasures. Reggae music is heard most of the day and when we spend 5 days here on our trip we don't do much more than chill on the beaches, kick-back with the locals and eat some of the most incredible seafood in the world! You'll feel so relaxed on The Corn Islands you'll wonder why you're not always living as if you're in the Caribbean.

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The Final Fiesta
Nicaragua
The Final Fiesta

End your year the right way, in classic Free & Easy fashion with a smooth mixture of epic travel, tropical beaches, and the most unforgettable parties of your life! Nica New Year's. All the Free & Easy people flying into Nicaragua together just after Christmas, taking over airport bars and airplane drink carts, arriving to a line of party buses that will whisk you straight to the legendary surf town of San Juan del Sur to begin a 4-day orgy of pool parties, surf sessions, beach days, all-night disco dances and an unspeakable variety of general shenanigans! Once that's all out of your system and the new year has been rung in, the FnEZ army will split up into smaller groups that will begin the new year by experiencing the very best of Nicaragua's infamous beaches. Spend the rest of the days laying in the sun, surfing, fishing, eating awesome food and if you so please, keeping the party rolling with a healthy supply of the world's greatest rum: Flor de Caña! To top it all off, each group will get to spend a day sailing Nicaragua's gorgeous pacific coast on a private yacht… can you say booze cruise! Want this trip to last more than 10-days? Add on 5 more days of adventure, including a visit to an incredible Volcano Crater lake Laguna De Apoyo! This event will sell out, so Register Now to secure your spot and to see a full selection of the trip extensions available to you, including adventures to Costa Rica & Panama!

*NOTE: Each group will have a custom itinerary made up of the epic destinations listed below, no group will visit every destination but rather will have the time to enjoy at least 3. Not all Epic Experiences will be available to all groups because of differing itineraries.

The Final Fiesta (10 days)
Corn Island Extension
Nicaragua
Corn Island Extension
Corn Island Extension (7 days)

Epic Experiences you will have on this adventure

Hike The Cristo De la Misericordia Viewpoint

The Christ of Mercy, or Cristo De La Misericordia, is the iconic statue overlooking the San Juan del Sur bay. But it's way more than that...it offers an incredible 360 degree view of the entire town and south pacific! At sunset, it's one of the most incredible views you will come across. Not only that, but at over 26m high, this Jesus statue is the largest statue of Christ in all of Central America and one of the largest in the world. Grab your travel buddies, a water (and probably a beer too) and hit the slope. You might find yourself enjoying the best view of your life! *hike, admission fee included in price

Go Scuba Diving

Diving is like no other experience on Earth. Life under the water is silent and peaceful, everything is flowing and moving in a way that we land creatures are unaccustomed to. Despite all of our high tech equipment, we are extremely out of our element in the water and it is a humbling experience to watch and observe what life is like under the sea. Fish come in all shapes, sizes and colours and move together in a harmonious unison through beautiful coral and twisted sunlight. On our trips, scuba diving is a huge activity as we travel to countries that offer some of the best diving in the world. The Caribbean in Central America possesses the second largest reef in the world, the warm waters of the South Pacific in Southeast Asia are home to the largest diversity of sea-life in the world and the seas of the Mediterranean are full of rich history and beauty. There is a whole universe under the ocean and experiencing what it's like to be in it is a must at least once in your life!

Epic New Years Eve Beach Party

For this epic night we team up with the party specialists at Pacha Mama and throw the biggest beach party in Central America! Right on the beach in the middle of San Juan del Sur, this is the New Years party that everyone is trying to get into. Big name DJs, marching bands, party bling...it's got all the ingredients to help you ring in the new year in the most epic of ways. There's a reason you didn't stay home this year! And you'll feel extra fly when you walk in with your TFFs and realize that Free & Easy has hooked you up with our very own separate VIP area and bar to hangout at, watch the madness, and tip back free champagne at midnight! Don’t expect the dancing to end until the wee hours of the morning... could it get any better? Feliz Año Nuevo amigos! HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Exclusive Free & Easy All-You-Can-Drink Pool Party

After a day spent drinking, lounging, and surfing at beautiful Hermosa beach with your Free & Easy family, it's time to crank things up! Tomorrow is New Years Eve, and the party really needs to get started in San Juan del Sur. So we crank things up the evening of December 30th with an incredible Pool Party for Free & Easy Travelers only! Trust us, this exclusive party will blow your flip flops off. A live mariachi band & DJs are only the beginning of this epic party...you're going to be dancing poolside and beach front all night long with 200 of your newest best friends! And did we mention Free & Easy is covering ALL THE BOOZE you can drink too? This fiesta will have you saying ‘Por que no?’ in no time!

Surf a Wave

Nothing compares to the feeling you get the first time you paddle into a wave, stand up as it breaks and ride the face of it – this is the incomparable feeling of surfing. When you get it right, you'll know, because you'll be more excited than the first time you had sex and probably more addicted to it, too! Surfing is arguably the most challenging sport in the world and requires you to learn much more than physical coordination. In order to surf a wave, you'll need patience, discipline, a lack of fear and an insatiable urge to have fun. It's no coincidence that 7 of the countries that we run trips to (Indonesia, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru & South Africa) have wicked surf scenes, because there's nothing quite like it. *** PLEASE NOTE surfing is dependent on the right conditions and not always possible

Go Snorkelling

Snorkelling is a great alternative for those looking to save a little money on diving costs or those who can’t dive for medical reasons. Floating along the surface of the water at any one of our incredible destinations around the world will give you a peak into a magical underwater world. More confident snorkelers can even dive down to get a closer look at the fauna and flora found in our oceans. From glittering fish, to colourful anemone, and super cool sharks (don’t worry, the non-carnivorous ones), snorkelling is a wonderful experience for the non-diver. So snap on a mask and grab your flippers (and DON’T inhale while diving) and you’ll be all set for a little adventure under the sea.

Experience Authentic Caribbean Culture


It is hard to get more Caribbean than the Corn Islands. The laid back style of the locals and the islands’ sunny vibes will win you over as soon as you fly into this tropical paradise! Your trip leaders will help you fully embrace the island lifestyle by teaming up with our local Corn Island friends for some truly authentic Caribbean cultural experiences. Whether it is trying the local seafood special of Rondon, playing a backyard baseball game with the Corn Island kids (they LOVE baseball here), or dancing to dancehall and reggaeton all night, you will be saying Jus’ chillin mon’ like a true local in no time!

New Year’s Day Shindig at The Surf Ranch


The good times just keep coming as we roll into this little poolside paradise. You might be tired from last night's epic New Years bash, but this is THE place to be on New Year's Day. Another Nica New Years exclusive party for group members only, where we rent out the entire facility. So drag your hungover behind out of bed, throw on a pair of sunnies and catch one of the Free & Easy buses out to this big ol' shindig...because this is one pool party you don't want to miss. From the bull shaped pool to palm trees, skate park, live DJs, to BBQ and BEER, you can’t kick off the year in any better way. Surrounded by your Free & Easy Familia and the surreal surroundings of The Surf Ranch, you know that the year ahead is bound to be a good one if this is how it's starting. **Drinks not included…but you might get passed a Texas Micky or two of delectable Flor De Caña rum!

Catch a Fish and Eat It, Too

We get so many people who come on our trips that say they don't like seafood and won't eat it - usually, they're not from a coastal town. So when we serve up a fresh barracuda or tuna or some other tasty fish that the fisherman caught that morning and we convince them to give it a try, the first thing they say (with a satisfied smile) is that this doesn't taste like the seafood they've tried. There's just no getting around it, fish is meant to be eaten fresh! And the only thing tastier than a fresh fish is one that you caught, too! Catching the fish that you eat used to be a part of life and still is in many parts of the world, however, more and more people are buying from the commercial fishing industry which is unsustainable and is destroying the ocean's eco-system. We offer the option to go fishing on nearly all of our trips with friendly, local fisherman that show you their tricks - it's an experience that not only teaches you the importance of fishing but is also a hell of a good time: on a boat, with friends, with beer, in the sun, drifting down a tropical coastline… 'nuff said!

Practice Yoga on the Beach

Practicing yoga on the beach in warm, tropical weather provides you with the perfect environment to learn how to find a calm within yourself and feel your mind truly relax. Listening to the sounds of the jungle and the crashing of the waves on shore only adds to the bliss of this experience. You can experience practicing yoga in a beautiful and isolated setting under the expert guidance of yoga instructors on several of our our trips. So take an hour or so out of your day to stretch, breathe and enjoy one of the best yoga sessions of your life in paradise!

Pacific Coast Booze-Cruise!

Nicaragua's southwest coast is arguably Central America's nicest stretch of beaches. With one massive sprawling beach after another framed by rocky cliffs and fascinating fauna from cacti to palm trees, seeing as much of this coast as possible is must for any visitor to Nicaragua. Unfortunately, the coastal roads in Nicaragua are not very accessible to say the least and so really the best way to see all these beaches is by sailing the open sea! Boarding a catamaran sailboat stocked with ceviche, guacamole and as much beer and rum as possible is the way we like to do it to fully enjoy spending the day gawking at the stunning natural setting while at the same time, throwing down and having a party fit for such a glorious sailing experience. Oh and we almost forgot to mention the wicked surf breaks at almost all of these beaches, so there's always the option of tossing the board in and paddling into some gnarly sets before continuing on our way. Some crazy stuff tends to go down on this adventure as it's always a highlight of the trip, but you'll just have to experience it for yourself to see what's possible when you disembark into the Nicaragua's pacific coast with an arsenal of friends armed with all the makings for an epic good time!

Accommodations and Transportation

What's included in this adventure

Accommodation (Central Trips)

  • Accommodation for the duration of your Free & Easy experience
  • Rooms will be a mixture of 2-6 person rooms throughout the trip

Transportation

  • All group travel between destinations
  • If you are doing multiple trips, all travel between trips is included
  • Return international flights and airport transfers*** (No surprise extra flight surcharges)

***Land Package prices do not include your international flight, airport taxes or transfers

Leaders

  • 2 knowledgeable and fun Free & Easy leaders
  • 17 years of trip leading experience
  • No commissions or gratuities required or accepted... ever!
  • Preparations guidebook
  • Trip Experience guidebook

Activities: Nicaragua (10 Days - Fiesta)

  • Exclusive pool party with live music, DJs and all you can drink booze
  • Entrance to New Years Eve party
  • New Years Day event
  • Pacific coast booze-cruise boat trip
  • Minimum 3 beach destinations, including SJDS
  • Surf lesson and 1/2 day board rental

Meals: Nicaragua (10 Days - Fiesta)

  • Light lunch on Pacific Coast Booze-Cruise Boat Trip

Optional Activities: Nicaragua (10 Days - Fiesta)

  • Fishing
  • Yoga
  • Paddle Boarding

Not Included

  • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
  • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
  • Any Visa or Visa fees

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