Leaving Honduras from the South we had the choice to drive the Panamerican Highway slightly West into the hills of Nicaragua or take the Eastern route close to the Pacific. After spending the last week on the beaches of El Salvador we were being called back to the interior of Central America and the hills of Nicaragua. Somoto Canyon is just across the border from Honduras and had a familiar feel to our rivers back home with its granite walls carved out by the Coco river.
Typically we do our adventures self guided but we opted for a local guide to show us the route through Somoto.
Through the canyon we encountered beaches to walk on, rock scrambling over boulders, and swimming through the narrowest parts.
Note the debri showing the high watermark during the rainy season
Joshua and Kaleb relaxing and drying out halfway through the trek
Somoto Canyon ranks high as one of our favorite hikes in Central America so far.