With coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, a giant freshwater lake with islands of its own, and active volcanos amid a jungle landscape, Nicaragua is an active adventure enthusiast’s dream holiday destination.
Nicaragua’s capital city of Managua has plenty of hotels and resorts for all budgets; Augusto C. Sandino Nicaragua’s main airport is located here and functions as the main gateway to the country, many people also enter Nicaragua by land via the border with southern neighbor and tourist hub, Costa Rica. The Emerald Coast along the Pacific Ocean begins just north of the border and is home to the popular surf town of San Juan del Sur, where there are a number of boutique resorts and hotels.
Some popular tourist spots are Granada and Lake Nicaragua for a freshwater lake and cultural experience and many unique ecolodges. Further afield off the Caribbean coast, Little Corn Island is another relaxing beach experience. The area around the active Masaya Volcano is also filled with lodging options and interesting excursions, from zip lining to horseback riding; other locations worth visiting are the colonial town of Leon home of the largest Cathedral in Central America, the mountainous coffee growing region of Matagalpa in the northern region, is the perfect place for birdwatching, as well as lake Nicaragua´s Ometepe island, two volcanos joined together by an exuberant stretch of land.
All and all, Nicaragua is an exotic destination that guarantees long lasting memories and incite the adventurous and most discerning traveller alike.