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Lucia Barrios

I was born and raised in Managua. I have worked in Tourism industry since 5 years. I am keen on the outdoors activities especially those involved in direct contact to the nature like hiking, snorkeling. Additionally, I love to swim, bird watching and writing. I am a peace of mind person, a carpe diem lover. In Nicaragua, one of my favorite places is the Ometepe Island, where Peace is all around. This place is a magnificent natural paradise, the people and its magic is just overwhelming.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

" Nature , Adventure, and wellness trips"

How did you get involved in travel?

"As I studied Management and Development in Tourism in Managua, Nicaragua, I have gained depth love for the sustainability and responsible management of the touristic activity. I have first obtained experience in the hospitality industry and then have developed myself working on the organizations of travel plans for families, and in ecologically responsible adventures trips in all over Nicaragua. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My favorite travel memory is exploring San Juan River in Nicaragua, at the Indio Maiz reserve with astonishing birds and magnificent trees on the jungle along the river and the great sensation of peace that this natural spot offers to all your senses. Give you a chance, and Let me introduce you a warm land full of color and tropical environments, at the heart of the Americas only here in fantastic Nicaragua.
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Lucia is part of the following groups: Nicaragua Travel Agents

Recent trip reviews for Lucia

Nic · Nicaragua - May 18 - May 24, 2019

Traveler: john s. - Local specialist: Lucia Barrios

Nicaragua far out weighed our expectations mainly due to Kim Kim. The tour and itinerary were excellent. Thanks Lucia.
Oscar was there to meet us at Managua airport and transfer us to Granada. The tours in and around Granada were great and the highlight for me was the zip lining at Mt Mombacho. That was amazing.

Rene gave us a great tour to Mt Masaya and his knowledge was diverse and enlightening.
Juan the driver was also a happy guy and he transferred us to San Juan del sur.

Sadly San... read more

Nicaragua far out weighed our expectations mainly due to Kim Kim. The tour and itinerary were excellent. Thanks Lucia.
Oscar was there to meet us at Managua airport and transfer us to Granada. The tours in and around Granada were great and the highlight for me was the zip lining at Mt Mombacho. That was amazing.

Rene gave us a great tour to Mt Masaya and his knowledge was diverse and enlightening.
Juan the driver was also a happy guy and he transferred us to San Juan del sur.

Sadly San Juan del Sur is suffering since the drop in tourism, so it was a quiet time there.
Rafa then transferred us to the border of Costa Rica (Penas Blancas) and helped us through the Nicaraguan immigration and customs, which we were most grateful for. It is also worth mentioning that the drivers were very safe which we appreciated.

Thanks again to Kim Kim

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Lucia Barrios, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear John,
We appreciate your kind comments and we are very glad you enjoyed your time in Nicaragua. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience in our country. It is our main objective to provide our guests unique experiences and safety during trips.

Please feel free to contact us at any time for a future trip to Nicaragua.

We wish you all the best.
Vapues Tours Team

Nicaragua · Nicaragua - Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2018

Traveler: KENNETH R. - Local specialist: Lucia Barrios

My trip to Nicaragua was outstanding and in large part due to Lucia. She was perfect from my initial research into Nicaragua until my last day of the trip. I told her how many days I wanted to travel, the things I like to do and the accommodations I prefer. She sent me a very detailed itinerary and it was everything I wanted to do. Her communication was clear and she always answered my emails right away. Once I got to Nicaragua - everything was always easy. Drivers were always on... read more

My trip to Nicaragua was outstanding and in large part due to Lucia. She was perfect from my initial research into Nicaragua until my last day of the trip. I told her how many days I wanted to travel, the things I like to do and the accommodations I prefer. She sent me a very detailed itinerary and it was everything I wanted to do. Her communication was clear and she always answered my emails right away. Once I got to Nicaragua - everything was always easy. Drivers were always on time, tour guides were knowledgeable and each guided tour was fascinating. I spent time in León, Granada, Ometepe Island and San Juan del Sur - always getting a safe ride from place to place. My guides for each on of the adventures all spoke English and were a wealth of information about the culture, history, flora and fauna of Nicaragua. I hiked up Madera Volcano and lost my guide on the way down (totally my fault - I went ahead and took a wrong turn) - I called Lucia from the trail, have her my google map pin of where I was (her idea) and eventually got back with my guide. She was on top of everything and it made my trip to Nicaragua one I will never forget.

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Lucia Barrios, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kenneth,
Thanks for your lovely comment. We are beyond happy to confirm you had a wonderful time in Nicaragua and experienced our culture, history, flora and fauna, all in one personalized program. As well, we are more than welcome to know your feedback about our services - it helps us to keep improving.

Please feel free to contact us at any time for a future trip to Nicaragua.
All the best from Nicaragua,
Lucía