Welcome to Nicaragua
Welcome to the Central American country of Nicaragua. It has both a Caribbean coastline and also a Pacific one. Nicaragua has colonial cities, coffee plantations, and volcanoes to climb. The country, notably its people and jungle hold a special place in my heart. I would go back in a heartbeat.
These trusty travel guides will give you information and ideas on where to go and what to see. Try this one for all the details solely on Nicaragua and this travel guide if you are planning on covering more than one country in Central America.
Posts on Nicaragua
The highlight of Nicaragua was the two jungle treks along the southern border it shares with Costa Rica. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure in this country, head south. The wildlife is astounding from exotic birdlife to a wide variety of monkeys. Riding the boat up the Rio Papaturro with the locals is an experience I will never forget.
- After a stint in Granada, the jungle was calling. It was a trek to get to Los Guatuzos but it was absolute magic. Jungle magic, in fact.
- Travel up the Rio Juan to Base Camp Bartola where living in a tent, meeting the locals and making some chocolate fill your time.
5 Best Reasons To Visit Nicaragua
- Colonial architecture: Nicaragua has a rich history dating back to pre-Columbian times, with a number of colonial-era cities and buildings that showcase the country’s architectural heritage. The colonial city of Granada is one of the most popular destinations, with colorful buildings and churches that date back to the 16th century.
- Volcanoes: Nicaragua is home to a number of active and dormant volcanoes, many of which offer incredible hiking opportunities and stunning views. The Masaya volcano, located near the city of Granada, is one of the most popular destinations for visitors.
- Beaches: Nicaragua has a long coastline with beautiful beaches that offer a variety of activities, including surfing, swimming, and sunbathing. Some of the most popular beaches include San Juan del Sur, Montelimar, and Las Peñitas.
- Culture: Nicaragua has a rich cultural heritage, with a strong indigenous influence that is evident in the country’s art, music, and food. The annual Masaya Festival is one of the most important cultural events, featuring traditional dances, music, and food.
- Adventure sports: Nicaragua is a great destination for adventure sports, with opportunities for hiking, surfing, kayaking, and more. The Rio San Juan is a popular destination for kayaking and wildlife watching, while the Pacific coast offers some of the best surfing in Central America.