Nicaragua Travel and destinations
WELCOME to Nicaragua, the land of lakes and volcanoes, the country of rich culture and history, the nation with friendly welcoming people, the place where one can do essentially nothing to everything.
Located in Central America, Nicaragua has so much to offer. The country stretches from the Pacific to Atlantic, decorated by awesome volcanoes and lakes which are home to a great biodiversity of flora and fauna. Nicaragua fundamentally accommodates travelers of different backgrounds and interests to fully explore the country -in land or underwater- even at its early stage of tourism bloom.
To nature lovers, Nicaragua is ought to be the tourism haven. It is full of active volcanoes, most of which are highly accessible, thanks to the existing paths that lead up to the crater. Hiking is an enjoyable experience with the existence of the most interesting, highly diversified flora and fauna living in the forests covering the hills and valleys of the mountains. Once reaching the destination on top, one will be automatically in awe of the wide dazzling scenery before their eyes. Momotombo, Masaya, Mombacho are just a few names of the incredible volcanoes that can be conquered in Nicaragua. Each has its own characters but definitely all will stun the visitors to a great extent.
Most of the volcanoes are still active. Some still coughs ashes and the others explode. But even through the damages they made, more wonders have been created. The lands where the ashes fall onto are incredibly fertile, giving the Nicas the opportunity to plant and replant.
Lakes were created from severe blows thousands of years ago and they have become great place for the locals to build their lives and definitely ideal site for the visitors to visit. Lake Cocibolca or Lake Nicaragua is one huge lake that no one can miss when visiting Nicaragua. It is the largest lake in Central America and home to the only freshwater sharks ever found. The lake is strategically neighbor to some of the most prominent areas in the country like Granada, Ometepe Island and Zapatera Island, making it nice for travelers to hop from one destination to the others.
Historically speaking, Spanish-colonized Nicaragua features incredibly interesting colonial cities. The capital city Managua, the mural city León, the oldest city Granada, and the city of flowers Masaya are just a few of Nicaragua's important places that display thick colonial influences, especially in their buildings. Further east where the Spanish conquerors did not rule, the British influence combined with Caribbean and African cultures present an absolutely different feel.
Even the beaches are fascinating. Some of the Pacific beaches are ideal for surfing while the Caribbean beaches offer a quieter way of tropical vacation. The first present vigorous waves and the latter hardly a splash. Caribbean beaches are famous for their crystal clear water and awesome undersea, giving a perfect choice for the underwater dwellers to explore their marine life.
Last but not least, one will not make a great trip from the destinations alone. The acceptance and welcome from the locals are just as vital. But no worries; because the friendly and smiley Nicas are surely going to make your Nicaragua travel more favorable and memorable with their open welcoming hands.