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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua

Laid-back culture.

Have you heard about Nicragua yet? Central America’s largest country is also one of its cheapest and safest. And visitors expecting revolution rubble from the 1980s are consistently shocked to find friendly colonial charm, Caribbean beaches, and lava-spewing volcanoes to climb. Skip the capital Managua and start with a few days in Granada or León – rivals since the 16th century, both are choice spots for cobbled-lane wanderings past galleries and cafés. Save energy for the volcanoes though. On Isla de Ometepe, you can hike above the clouds on a towering double-volcano island set in a massive lake with fresh-water sharks. An even more exhilarating journey is a ride down the Río San Juan past Spanish forts and river towns. Save a little time for the beach, though. Back on the Pacific, it’s gringo central at the carefree town San Juan del Sur, where surfboards and hammocks set the tone. Or you can catch a bus east from Managua to El Rama, then hop on a boat at Bluefields to laid-back, English-speaking Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, a great spot for cheap kayaking and snorkeling.

Top 10 Things to do in Nicaragua

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  • Laguna de Apoyo

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    body of water
    in Nicaragua

    Masaya's Tranquility. Laguna de Apoyo is located between Masaya and Granada. The best views of Lag...

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  • Ciao ragazzi io ci vivo in NIcaragua e faccio la guida turistica sono di madre NIcaraguense e padre Italiano.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Cosigüina Volcano is located in the northwestern part of the country, which is part of the biological corridor of the Gulf of Fonseca, composed of three Reserves (Cosigüina, Estero Padre Ramos and Estero Real) Upon reaching the summit of the volcano you can observe the two neighboring countries The Republic of Honduras and El Salvador, part of Estero Real and Padre Ramos Estuary and some of the shrimp that exist within Cosigüina Peninsula. This tour has a minimum duration of 4 hours depending on the strength of the tourist, and two hours to go up two hours to climb down, do not miss the opportunity to see, to venture into this journey and stay in touch with nature in the dry rainforest of Cosigüina volcano Natural Reserve.
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  • volcan cosiguina es lo maximo! Gracias chicos de quetuanistours
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