The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua shares its border with the countries of Honduras and Costa Rica. Nicaragua has coastlines on the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Also known for coffee, the country is extremely susceptible to hurricanes.
Nicaragua which gained independence from Spain in 1821, is striving to transform itself from a country with a troubled past characterized by civil war and natural catastrophes to one of relative prosperity and stability.
The capital of Nicaragua is Managua that is home to about one quarter of the country’s population and is the second largest city in Central America. Though most visitors skip Managua, those visiting the city is highly rewarded thanks to the some of the fine attrations inlduing National Museum, Rubén Darío National Theatre and Dennis Martinez National Stadium. Managua international airport is connected by air with different cities of the world.
Nicaragua’s capital until 1857, Leon comes lauded as the intellectual capital of the country. Relics of the past found in the city bear to the political war between the Sandinistas and Somozas. The Museum of the Revolution displaying the Sandinista movement is worth visiting. Leon is a convenient base that can be used for making trips to the nearby volcanoes. The ruins of León Viejo, the only UNESCO World Heritage site in the country, is within day-trip distance from León.
Located on the banks of Lake Nicaragua Granada is home to some of the fine relics of architecture evocative of colonial era. Whether you wish to lose yourself in the cobbled streets of the city or dine in the its upmarket restaurants, this city will welcome you with open arms.
Jinotega has rightly earned the sobriquet of the 'City of Mists thanks to its wisps of high-altitude cloud. The city surrounded by pine forests. The stunning valleys and granite peaks are a paradise for holidaymakers and nature lovers. Jinotega makes an ideal jumping off point to explore the surrounding coffee farms, beautiful lakes, winding rivers and nature reserves.
San Juan del Sur
Located on the Pacific Ocean in southwest Nicaragua, the coastal town of San Juan del Sur is famous for a long sea beach providing great alternative to vacationers from the country and abroad. Gifted with stunning natural beauty and bracing climate, the place boasts Victorian houses and a towering statue of Christ on a hillside.
Tourists go to Nicaragua to see the sights that include wonderful colonial cities, world class beaches, islands, volcano, mountains and lakes. The country also boasts thrilling nightlife and is a paradise for budget backpackers and intrepid traveler.
Nicaragua is waiting to be discovered.
Indio Maíz Biological Reserve
Occupying an area of 4,500 square kilometers, Indio Maíz Biological Reserve is the ultimate destination for wildlife lovers who come here to meet the elusive jaguars. It has more species of birds, trees and insects than those found in the whole of Europe.
Once in these atolls, you will find much to do both above and below this Caribbean sea. Snorkeling, horseback riding, swimming and diving are just a few of the sports visitors to Big Corn and Little Corn can indulge in.