Welcome to Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a very special country, blessed with wonderful scenery and rich colonial architecture, but cursed by dictators until they were overthrown in 1979, and then beset by the Contras. Now twenty years of peace have allowed its people to rebuild their lives and to put their attention towards achieving a peaceful, natural Nicaragua of their own choosing.
The impressive scenery of Nicaragua’s Pacific basin and the rich colonial architecture of its two historic cities, Granada and León, are a perfect complement to neighbouring Costa Rica.
Now ranked as one of the safest countries in Central and South America, Nicaragua is a peaceful, democratic and welcoming country. A proportion of international aid has been directed to the restoration of Nicaragua’s rich colonial heritage and to encourage tourism, which is now the nation’s second largest revenue earner. Nicaraguans have worked hard to rebuild their economy and the warmth of their welcome is remarkable.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, but most of its land area lies in the very sparsely populated lowlands that stretch east and north from the highlands to the Caribbean’s Mosquito Coast–named after the Miskito community whose home it is.
Although 18% of the country is nominally protected in reserves, ecotourism and wildlife watching in Nicaragua falls far short of its potential and is a story waiting to unfold.
The heart of Nicaragua, touching each era from prehistory to the Revolution and the present day, visiting volcanoes, lakes and colonial cities, and with wildlife and scenery along the way.
'Just a Week
A week of touring Nicaragua that combines well with a trip to Costa Rica, or with time at the beach.
'Costa Rica & Nicaragua
off the beaten track'
A very varied trip between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, mostly completely off the beaten track, with rich wildlife experiences, wonderful scenery, evocative history, and helping to support isolated communities and artists.
Choosing a holiday to Nicaragua
Planning your Nicaragua holiday
Nicaragua is not yet a well-established destination and any visit requires careful planning and up-to-date knowledge of local conditions. Our Nicaragua specialists have travelled extensively in Nicaragua and do have that recent knowledge. They are at your disposal when you are ready to take things further. Go here to check the best times to visit Nicaragua, flight options, hotels, ways to travel within Nicaragua, and more:
Types of Nicaragua holiday
The only practicable option is to design a tailor-made holiday.
› Tailor-made holidays A holiday designed for your dates, style and budget, often with one of our example holiday ideas as a starting point.
› Family holidays Nicaragua would be a very worthwhile destination for an adventurous family with older children.
› Honeymoons Nicaragua would be an unusual choice for a honeymoon, but there are some interesting options to consider.
Guide to Nicaragua
Browse our short guide to Nicaragua for inspiration and the practical information you need.
Order a Nicaragua brochure
Order your copy of our in-depth Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua travel brochure, packed with inspiration and information on holidays in Nicaragua.
Contact our Nicaragua specialists
Geodyssey brings you an exclusive selection of thoughtfully designed holidays in amazing locations throughout our destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our holidays focus on what is natural, authentic, comfortable, stylish and affordable, and on what works best in each country. Our tailor-made holidays are individually designed by our experienced team on the basis of in-depth knowledge, a real enthusiasm for our destinations, and a desire to make sure we get it right for each and every customer. All our customers have 100% financial protection. All the land-based holidays on this website are exclusive to Geodyssey. Geodyssey is an independent company managed by its owners, based in London, founded in 1993.