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  • Discover Zapatera Island in Lake Nicaragua

    Inhabited by small fishing and farming communities, the picturesque volcanic island of Zapatera lies off the western shoreline of Lake Nicaragua. Tourism infrastructure on the island is ...

    April 27, 2015
  • Rural Tourism on Ometepe Island

    The island of Ometepe, located in Lake Cocibolca, consists of two cone-shaped volcanoes – Maderas and Concepción - joined by a narrow strip of land. The island is thought to have been ...

    October 24, 2014
  • Judith Kain House Museum in Puerto Cabezas

    Located on the Caribbean coastline in the Autonomous North Atlantic Region (RAAN) of Nicaragua, the municipality of Puerto Cabezas offers visitors tranquility and unspoiled nature, along with ...

    October 10, 2014
  • The Critically Endangered Nicaraguan Spider Monkey

    Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as 'Critically Endangered', Nicaraguan spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi geoffroyi) may be found in undisturbed areas of ...

    September 26, 2014
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What to See

  • Esteli Region

    La Trinidad

    Located in the Estelí department of Nicaragua, La Trinidad is a medium-sized municipality with a population of roughly 20,500. Currently only about 40% of this population lives in urban areas while the rest prefer to live out in the country on small farms. The city was officially founded in 1967 but it had been steadily growing long before that date. La Trinidad started many, many years ago ...

  • Activites

    Horseback Riding

    There is no better way to explore the mountains, riversides and volcano bases in Nicaragua than from the back of a horse. Riding will enable you to absorb the tranquil surroundings, listen to the call of the birds and monkeys and to be at one with nature. This activity enables you to create a special bond between man and beast, with man ensuring that the horse keeps to safe ground while the ...

  • Culture

    Literature

    Nicaraguan literature, and especially poetry, has played a massive role in the culture of Nicaraguans. Margaret Randall wrote: “Throughout Nicaraguan culture, the poet is the high priest.” ('Risking a Somersault in the Air') Likewise Salman Rushdie expressed similar words after visiting Nicaragua during the 1980s. During his stay he found himself amidst a mass of poets fighting for a cause.

  • National parks

    Chocoyero Nature Reserve

    The small, 41 square kilometer Chocoyero Nature Reserve is located in a narrow canyon. This protected area is just less than 28 kilometers from the town of Managua and is home to the Scandalous Chocoyo - a variety of the Pacific green parakeet. These beautiful birds make their nests on the cliffs of the canyon, near any water that may trickle down. Other birds and animals that you can see ...

  • Leon Region

    La Paz Centro

    La Paz Centro is a little town in the district of Leon that is slowly growing into a charming tourist attraction. It may not be the biggest or most exciting place in Nicaragua, but it certainly does have an interesting variety of activities to enjoy. The town is located in a hot and dry part of the country and serves as a home to roughly 10 000 people. Certain parts of the city are actually ...

  • Culture

    Demographics

    Nicaragua is an interesting and diverse country with varied nationalities, cultures, languages and religious groups. Thus it may help you to learn something about Nicaragua’s demographics. The largest nationality groups in the country are Caucasians and Mestizos with some 69% being Mestizos and 17% being Caucasian. The majority of the Mestizo population originates from the original native ...

  • Museums

    Ruben Dario Museum

    The Rubèn Darìo Museum is located in Leòn in the home where the most famous Nicaraguan poet spent his childhood and returned to die. Rubèn Darìo was not only recognized as a poet, but as a diplomat to his country and as a successful journalist. The Rubèn Darìo Museum is not only a favorite attraction in Nicaragua for tourists, but locals also visit to be reminded of the genius that once ...

  • Business

    Communication

    You are likely to want to keep in touch with family and friends during your stay in Nicaragua. Nicaragua's communications infrastructure allows you to do this in a variety of ways. From land line telephones to Internet access in Nicaragua, we provide a basic guide on communications in Nicaragua.

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