A short travel guide to Nicaragua
Brief notes on some of the best places to visit in Nicaragua
Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua, is a busy place spread out by the shores of Lake Managua below Volcán Tiscapa...
As one of the oldest European settlements in the Americas, the beautiful city of Granada is filled with nostalgia and romance.
The culturally rich university city of León has the best preserved classic colonial architecture in the country...
Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America...
Ometepe's twin volcanoes rise elegantly out of Lake Nicaragua and stand watch over the peaceful life of the island...
Masaya National Park includes two cones and five craters all set within a massive ancient crater...
With finer weather than the wild Caribbean coast, the miles of palm-backed sandy shores on Nicaragua’s Pacific side make a good option for beach time. ..
The lush cloud forests, fields of coffee plantations and brightly coloured flower farms of the northern highlands stand in stark contrast to the parched plains of the south.
70km off Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, the Corn Islands – Great (or Big) Corn and Little Corn – are about as basic as you can get.
Domitila is a private reserve dedicated to the conservation and scientific investigation of dry tropical forest.
Juan Venado Reserve
The Juan Venado Nature Reserve protects part of an important coastal wetland corridor and can be visited in an easy day trip from León.
Nicaragua's recent history
Today's Nicaragua has settled to the business of rebuilding its economy. Its recent history is compelling and vivid, and there is still much pride in the achievement of overthrowing the long Somoza dictatorship and surviving the years of struggle against the US-backed contras.
Travel information for Nicaragua
Some practical information to help you plan your trip to Nicaragua.
From electric plugs to time-zones, here's the basic information any traveller to Nicaragua might find useful.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
The formalities for visiting Nicaragua are very simple, but do make doubly sure you have everything necessary...
The US dollar is widely accepted in the most popular tourist destinations in Nicaragua, but you can't rely on using it for everything...
Stay healthy: things to do before you go to, and while you are in Nicaraguaa...
SAFETY & SECURITY
Nicaraguan safety standards are not the same as in the UK. Take care and be safe...
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