Dakura: Home of the Miskito Kings

Once the home to the Miskito kings, today Dakura is a small village steeped in legend. Visit this coastal community just 2 hours North of Puerto Cabezas. Without roads connecting the village to the outside world, it has maintained its own indigenous character. Here you will find the most friendly and open residents.

Visit the amazing Dakura Lagoon, surrounded by white sandy beaches and stands of palmetto. Swim, get a tan, practice sailing in the calm shallow waters and absorb village life.

There are many small farms to visit on the outskirts of the village. Eat the local seasonal foods and learn about the traditional crops and farming practices that supply the food for Dakura. In this isolated community only the most basic items are imported from the outside.

Here we will stay in the beautiful wooden two-story house of a well-respected local family. This is a great opportunity to interact with the people of the area and learn how they live. Talk with the elders, meet their children and join them in their customs while supporting a local family with your stay.

Explore the area surrounding Dakura:

  • Take walks down the beach
  • Paddle a dugout canoe down the river to fish & explore
  • Take a stroll to the nearby pine savannas
  • Visit the Dakura Lagoon

Trips to Dakura start at $450 and include:

  • All meals and transportation
  • Life jackets
  • Purified drinking water
  • Accommodations in a private home with a bed (including a mosquito net)
  • Waterproof submersible dry bags for your gear
  • Local guides and a medically trained English speaking tour director
  • A tour of town and walks in the area including the lagoon

Day trips to Dakura are also available.

While in Dakura these activities could make your stay more interesting:

  • Cooking lessons of traditional foods
  • Weave traditional fisherman's bags
  • Fish and explore the coast and the river
  • Catch shrimp on the beach
  • Visit the town schools and churches - teach a class
  • Sample the many kinds of coconuts grown in the village
  • Take a boat to visit the nearby village of Sandy Bay
  • Explore the Dakura Canal, a hand dug canal is over a mile long

A visit to Dakura is just the start! This area is full of additional adventures worth considering:

  • Boating to Bismuna through the orchid filled mangrove intercostal waterways
  • Stroll across the pine savannah to Sandy Bay or Pahara
  • We have many other ideas. Just contact us!

A less expensive option for this trip using public transportation but needing flexibility is available. Contact us for details.