Vapues Travel was founded all the way back in 2002 by Jan Strik, a Dutch traveler who fell in love with Central America and saw the potential to provide professional, reliable and creative travel services to others wanting to explore this incredible part of the world. Starting with just a handful of local staff in a tiny Managua office, Vapues grew and gained a reputation as one of the leading Tour Operators and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in Nicaragua, before beginning a new adventure into nearby Panama.
Since those days, we’ve built a network of unique hotels and services across the region, helping travelers from across the world to experience the best of Nicaragua and Panama in comfort and style. Despite our growth we’ve always stuck to our principles - this means working with local communities, staff and guides, as well as being at the forefront of sustainable tourism in Central America - we were one of the first companies in the region to achieve Travelife Partner status. Tourism can be a force for good, and we’re determined to do what we can to make it so.
We believe that our dynamic, friendly team are the best at what they do, with the knowledge and attention to detail which has helped us to deliver thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We look forward to showing you our wonderful corner of the world!