Here is our friend and local guide, Tony, explaining the chocolate making process to the See The World In Color travelers. Tony explains the entire chocolate making process from how to choose the perfect cacao from the tree all the way to the drying processes used in Nicaragua. Tony then passes the microphone to Kenny who takes you through the history of chocolate making in Nicaragua. After all the knowledge has been dropped, our travelers will get primal and roast the cacao beans the way it's been done for thousands of years and then you'll make your very own chocolate bar! How epic is that?! Bate! Bate! Chocolate!
The first full day of The Nicaragua Experience starts off with a killer view of the Pacific Ocean from the outdoor breakfast table after an optional morning beach workout. For breakfast we have a delicious traditional Nicaraguan breakfast loaded with plenty of fresh foods and freshly squeezed fruit juices. Believe us, it's the best way to start the day! After we finish up with breakfast, we meet up with our friends at Moke Huhu Nicaragua Surf School and Adventures right in our backyard at Playa Yankee for the best surf lessons in Nicaragua.
Playa Yankee is known to have some of the best breaks for people who are looking to get started surfing! The rolling waves seem to go on for days which allows our travelers to really get a firm understanding of everything from getting on the board to riding the waves into shore.
Here is Shannon, one of our travelers and a first time surfer, catching one of the many waves she crushed during our surf lessons that day! I can't explain to you how happy I get when I see people catch a wave and riding it in till it dies out. The look on their face while I take photographs of their celebration is absolutely amazing to me! The bonus in this photograph is Shannon's husband, Dennis, cheering her on from behind! It constantly floors me to see our travelers building each other up during the excursions! From surf lessons to zip-lining down a volcano, it beautiful to see our small tribe getting closer and closer, from husbands and wives to complete strangers.