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Personal Growth & Leadership in Nicaragua

2 weeks
18 to 70
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Trip overview

Sometimes it can seem like a wall has gone up in our lives. Whether we are trying to bridge that gap between education and the world of work or feel like we are just treading water, getting nowhere. Everyone experiences these blips, these moments of uncertainty and it is a tough lesson to learn, that the only thing holding us back is ourselves. Mental strength and agility is not something we are taught at any stage in formal education, it is something we are expected to develop by ourselves, but imagine the possibilities if you are able to scale this wall and enter a mindset full of nothing but possibilities.  

We have developed an incredible escape to solve just such a problem.

A course of personal development and leadership workshops embedded into your Nicaraguan travel experience that will expand your mind to your own potential, set over 2 weeks in one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. This is a combination of mind-shifting workshops breaking down your personality and building it up into a strong, forward-thinking mentality, getting you prepped to excel in your particular goals or career. 

A huge part of this personal development comes outside of the workshops. You will learn to surf on world-class surf breaks in the Pacific Ocean, hike the verdant foothills of active volcanoes and take morning yoga lessons by the ocean, the sound of the waves inspiring sheer tranquillity and peace. 

This is all about travelling to a remote spot of incredible beauty, immersing yourself in yourself and learning how best to access parts of yourself that are ready for growth. There are not too many people in the world who will have visited Nicaragua, never mind the perfect little spot that you are going to visit. A heavenly little corner with a slow pace of life, friendly locals and rich, tropical scenery offering you an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.

After your time on the retreat, there is so much scope to explore the country. You are in a dynamic and incredible part of the world, to the north, Nicaragua stretches out with coastal towns and towering volcanoes. To the south, Costa Rica beckons, with its world-leading approach to sustainability backed by glorious coastlines and jungles packed with life. 

Change your world in just 2 weeks and take a bold step towards the future you deserve.  


Personal Growth and Leadership Workshops

Six workshops covering a wide range of topics to delve into your challenges, victories and goals. These workshops will open your mind to a more connected way of thinking and propel you into the next phase of your life.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip Visa Guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Airport Transfer

Whether you decide to fly into Costa Rica or Nicaragua, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the retreat to create a flawless start to your time there.

Comfortable Accommodation

You will be staying in Eco Casitas, modern apartments that sleep two or three, and come with AC, Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, washer/dryer, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private yoga palapa.

Included Meals

All of your culinary needs will be met while you are on the retreat, with sumptuous breakfasts (Nicaraguan breakfast fruits are legendary!), lunch and dinner, with international favourites and a few Nicaraguan specialities too.

Local Cultural Experiences

With a surf lesson, a volcano trek and jungle zipline adventure, and daily yoga sessions included you will be looking after your body as well as your mind. We also include cultural excursions to local Nicaraguan communities to learn more about the Nicaraguan way of life.

Certificate of Completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume!

Ongoing local team support

From our team and in-country project partners, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld Access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.



Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.


Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


Marketplace Deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 Off Your Next Trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more


To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-70 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Escaping to a retreat, focusing on your personal development and getting yourself prepared for your goals is arguably the biggest transformation you will make in your life. If you are going to do it, might as well do it in style by travelling to the sublime shores of Nicaragua and indulging in a little slice of paradise. But, we are all human here, so we have specially designed this trip to make sure you have as little hassle as possible as you embark on your Nicaraguan adventure. 

Our backup is legendary. You will have the support of your trip coordinator before you go and then there is a dedicated team on the ground to make sure everything runs smoothly and you never feel out of place in your new Nicaraguan home. We will transfer you to your accommodation, settle you in and even take you out to explore the local communities, giving you a chance to meet your fellow mindset adventurers and start to form friendships that will last a lifetime.  

Your personal development sessions take place in a little coastal resort in southern Nicaragua, overlooking dense jungle, only minutes away from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. There is a chance to get your day started right with yoga sessions overlooking the water and then you head indoors to focus on yourself. The sessions are split over 6 days covering topics like Setting Intentions and Personal Goals, Creating Positive Change and Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Fear. Every aspect of this course is geared towards creating a more resilient, more positive you, one that is ready to get out there and take the world by storm.

And while all of this might sound a little intense, it is all framed in such a loving and positive way, taught by true professionals who will make an indelible mark on your future. There is also a massive social side to this trip, with daily volleyball sessions on the stunning beaches, daily happy hours to break down those barriers and get the good times flowing and a vibrant local community that is welcoming, friendly and unforgettable. Don’t leave it too late in life to set your future, immerse yourself in the beauty of Nicaragua and become the you that you have always dreamed of. 


The only requirement is that you are over 18 and have an open mind. 

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

Day 1

As soon as you arrive and get settled in we will give you a thorough rundown on all you need to know about Nicaragua, the workshops, and options for local activities. We will also take a short tour of the premises before enjoying a Mediterranean-style open-air welcome dinner on the beach serving hearty, healthy dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Day 2-13

Throughout the next two weeks, your experience will be a blend of vibrant Pacific wonder as you explore your surroundings and your inner landscape.  Your day-to-day life on the retreat is focused on nourishing your mind, body, and soul while fully immersing in the experiences that surround you. The more aware you are of your intentions and your experiences, the more you can manifest deeper purpose, meaning, and fulfilment in your life. A typical day looks like this: Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from. Personal Growth Workshops – A series of 6 guided workshops to help you focus on your own areas of personal growth, and learn the tools you need to achieve a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Lunch: Lunches will include an option to choose your own meals. All dietary requirements are catered for. Reflection: Enjoy time to reflect privately in meditation or in a journal on your own personal values. You can explore local beaches, play volleyball, or hike through the jungle. You can lounge by the pool, sign up for spa treatments at the onsite spa or just chill on the pristine beaches.  You can also spend your afternoons touring the local community projects, volunteering at local non-profits and visiting youth projects. And, of course, being in this part of the world has its benefits, so you can spend your afternoons exploring volcanoes, visiting local colonial-style cities, zip-lining through jungles and exploring the natural wonders and wildlife that are in abundance in Nicaragua.  On your final day, there will be a big group Sunset Happy Hour (though there is a happy hour at the local beachside bar just about every day) and a grand farewell dinner at the beautiful La Boquita restaurant.

Day 14

After a final healthy breakfast, we will transport you back to the airport to continue your journey onwards, both mentally and physically. 

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 100 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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Worldwide support

Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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