The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua combines the best the region has to offer: untouched Caribbean islands, unique culture, classic colonial cities, and a lush natural environment. NicaraguaÂ has 58 volcanoes, the largest tropical forest north of the Amazon, and Central America’s biggest fresh water lake, with 350 islands.
Vintage colonial cities are a study in contrasts: Leon with its lively university culture, grand Granada on the shore of Lake Nicaragua, and Managua, the capital known for Acahualina Footprints.
In the highlands, attractions include Masaya’s volcanic summit, to Esteli known for its cigar production, to the ancient villages of La Meseta. The Selva Negra Cloud Forest, a natural park, is set in the beautiful northern highlands.