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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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What to See

  • Regions

    Nueva Segovia Region

    With its mountainous terrain, spectacular waterfalls, densely forested areas, hot springs and verdant coffee plantations, the Nueva Segovia department of Nicaragua, is divided into twelve municipalities – Ciudad Antigua, Dipilto, El Jicaro, Jalapa, Macuelizo, Mozonte, Murra, Ocotal, Quilali, San Fernando, Santa Maria, Wiwili de Nueva Segovia – and has the city of Ocotal as its capital. ...

  • National parks

    Los Guatuzos Refuge

    The Refugio de Vida Sivestre Los Guatuzos, or Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, contains the best areas for viewing tropical fauna and flora in Nicaragua. The wildlife refuge protects 43,750 hectares of wetland and tropical wet forests located south of Lake Nicaragua and west of the San Juan River. It is also the only tropical wetland that is internationally recognized in Nicaragua and holds an ...

  • Business

    Exports

    Nicaraguan exports include coffee, beef, shrimp, lobster, tobacco, sugar, gold and peanuts. Export from Nicaragua has improved since the establishment of the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement or CAFTA-DR.

  • Attractions

    Mountains

    Many visitors to this picturesque country enjoy the many striking mountains which can be found here. A great place to enjoy wildlife, coffee and incredible bird-watching opportunities, Nicaragua’s mountains certainly have a lot to offer. Nicaragua has more than one mountain range – some reaching to an elevation of over 3281 feet above sea level. They are generally covered with oaks, pines, ...

  • Business

    Expatriates

    While many people never even dream of leaving the town they were born in, there are others who are constantly searching for newer and better horizons. Some of these individuals eventually leave their homeland and take up residency in a foreign country – content to settle for a different way of life that they somehow deem to be of far more value than what they once had. Though to many their ...

  • Activites

    Mountain Biking

    Mountain biking in Nicaragua is a fairly new activity and it is through the efforts of people like Gedeon Typifies that interest in the sport has grown. These individuals have taken the necessary steps to make mountain biking one of many activities in Nicaragua that visitors can enjoy. To make this activity a lure for tourists, Gedeon Typifies has established a mountain biking touring ...

  • Culture

    Art

    Much of the art in Nicaragua is to be found in the form of traditional handicrafts. While the country has had a strong leaning to poetry over the years, it has little developed the fine arts and graphics side of human expression, choosing instead to continue to create decorative pieces with a practical value. Today, many of these attractive handicrafts can be found in the form of leather ...

  • Travel

    Health Advice

    Before journeying to Nicaragua there are certain health precautions that you should consider in order for you to remain healthy and enjoy your vacation to the fullest. We trust that this health advice for Nicaragua's travelers will be useful. This health advice for Nicaragua is divided into sections for quick reference and your convenience.

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