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.
Saskia and Will are here to help give you the inside track.
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's 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
and, because it's such an under-the-radar destination, you won't
have to battle the crowds for the best waves.
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
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
There are no street names in Nicaragua's address system
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.
A note on price
Although not a fully fledged luxury destination, Nicaragua is on the up, and it's a country we love. A two week holiday to Nicaragua, starts at approximately £3,000 per person including international flights. Many travellers choose to hop across the border to Costa Rica, or even venture slightly further afield to Panama. Learn more about our pricing
In a central location next to San Francisco’s church (one of many, many in the city), Hotel El Convento was the first convent in Leon, and the bedrooms and corridors are filled with antiques that really enhance the traditional feel.
If Nicaragua is the next big thing in Central America (and we certainly think it is), then at the vanguard of the transformation is magical Mukul, a sleek boutique hotel set in 1,600 acres on one of the most beautiful beaches on the country’s Emerald Coast.