It’s the largest country in Central America (Mexico is technically in North America), but the least visited which is a great shame as it has so much to offer; colonial cities, volcanoes, lakes, beaches and even rainforest.
Will, Original Traveller
We love Central America. Sorry for that little outburst, but it's true. What started with a crush on that classic destination Costa Rica is now a fully fledged fling with all that this region, from Guatemala to Panama, has to offer. Nicaragua is no exception and to go on holiday here is to explore a truly hidden gem.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Known as the "Land of the Lakes", Lago Cocibolca or Lake Nicaragua is the largest in Central America. Explore its Isletas by kayak, hike up its surrounding volcanoes or wander the cobbled streets of the country' former glorious capital, Granada.
- Perched on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Granada's battered colonialism and faded grandeur is in fact dazzling
- Constant off shore winds ensure year round surfing in Nicaragua - however as it still remains a somewhat unexplored country; the beaches are not crowded and it's therefore a relatively calm surf destination - in a few years it's tipped to be a prime surf spot, so hurry up!
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Close to 20% of the country's territory is set aside as protected areas, and like the rest of Central America the country contains a disproportionate percentage of the world's biodiversity. We can put together completely tailor made, personalised holiday itineraries to include all this and trips to see the historic colonial cities of Granada and León and the great beaches of the Pacific coast.
Did you know
- Nicaragua's famous Lake Nicaragua covers an area of 8,264 sq km and is home to over 430 volcanic islands
- One of the most common dishes is Nacatamales, cornflower dumplings boiled in plantain leaves, stuffed with vegetables
- The only freshwater sharks in the world live in Lake Nicaragua
- There are no street names in Nicaragua's address system