Matagalpa cityis located in the northern highlands of Nicaragua, about 130 km or two hours from Managua. The name of the city means "Lets go where the rocks are" because it is situated near Rio Grande, which means "rocky river" and is so named by the Indian people. The city is 3000 feet above the mean sea level so it has quite a cool climate that is good for producing coffee beans. It is ...
Nicaragua might not make the top of the list of places to dive, but it should certainly be in the top ten since this little treasure has so much to offer. While the scuba diving industry is still being developed in this country, a number of enterprising individuals have taken the liberty of establishing scuba diving companies that will be able to provide you with the necessary equipment and ...
The flag of Nicaragua was adopted in August 1971. When Nicaragua got its independence of Spain in 1821 it joined the then existing federation of the United Provinces of Central America. Seventeen years later, however, the federation began to dissolve and Nicaragua was left as an independent state.
Atlantico Norte (North Atlantic)
Puerto Cabezas is the department capital of RAAN and is situated on the Atlantic Coast. The city was recently officially renamed Bilwi, but most locals still refer to it as Puerto Cabezas. It is located 560 km northeast of Managua and has quite a sizable population made up of English, Spanish, Miskito and Sumo speaking individuals. While there is a large Miskito presence in the area, the ...
If you’re looking for the ultimate place to soak up the sun and enjoy the cool tranquility of water, look no further than Nicaragua. With beaches stretching along both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, as well a number of inland lakes and rivers, you will have no shortage of beautiful beaches to enjoy in this stunning country. In fact, many visitors have come to view Nicaragua as the ...
Atlantico Sur (South Atlantic)
Situated on the south end of Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast is Bluefields – a small, unusual little town with a distinctive flavor. With a population of roughly 42,000 the town itself has little offer in the way of attractions and activities, even though it is Nicaragua's chief Caribbean port. What makes Bluefields special are the natural attractions in the vicinity of the city.