Nicaragua is the biggest country in Central America, with lovely beaches and quaint villages is quickly becoming a mecca for US retirees. The unspoiled Caribbean islands, the unique culture; the classic colonial cities; and a verdant natural environment is the lure. Of course the economy is also an attraction, making visiting a pleasant experience that doesn’t drain your wallet . Your dollar goes a long, long way here.
Nicaragua also 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.
Lake Nicaragua lush islands include Ometepe Island with its volcanoes and antiquities; and Solentiname, an artists’ hub and doorway to verdant Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge. Southern Nicaragua’s Pacific coast beaches and turtle nesting areas remain largely undiscovered.
The Pacific Coast is rapidly becoming a popular surfing destination. The scenery is lush and tropical with magnificent beaches with open air restaurants and palapas, crescent shaped coves and quaint villages. Besides surfing, fishing is great here. San Juan Del Sur is a fun city that feels like Costa Rica 30 years ago.
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