Seek out some solitude in soul-stirring Nicaragua.
Scattered with volcanoes and lakes, Nicaragua's myriad natural glories are evidence of a land that is unable to keep still and, like the culture, is full of colour and life. Seismic activity is par for the course in a country criss-crossed with fault lines. Although this accounts for the lack of enduring historic artefacts, it also creates volcanoes to clamber up, productive soil for agriculture and an ever-interesting horizon. This adventurous landscape is also fringed with pristine beaches of white sand and aquamarine waters... And the real beauty of this bounteous country is that you may find you have much of it to yourself.
Top three things to do in Nicaragua
There are many wonderful experiences to be had in this Central American nation. For further inspiration take a look at the trip ideas put together by our trusted local experts at the foot of this page, but in the meantime here are our top three things to do in Nicaragua.
Explore colourful Granada
The colonial highlights of Granada are a delight. The city is also known as 'La Gran Sultana' due to its Moorish and Andalusian appearance and has a great atmosphere - busy but not frenetic, traditional but not old fashioned - and a perfect location on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Explore the churches, admire the architecture, and sample the fantastic local cuisine.
Admire the twin peaks of Ometepe
Lake Nicaragua is a signature natural feature of the country with an extraordinary 365 islets scattered in its restless waters. The twin peak volcanic island of Ometepe tempts visitors with its beauty and peaceful ambience. Scale the volcanoes, admire the waterfalls and ancient petroglyphs, kayak the surrounding waters and always keep your eyes peeled for Nicaragua's fantastic wildlife.
Relax on the Corn Islands
About 70km east of Nicaragua's Caribbean coastline, the Corn Islands are arguably the most untouched paradise islands you will find. Boasting luscious, tangled vegetation, clean white sands and turquoise sea filled with wonderful marinelife, they are havens on which to enjoy some proper rest and relaxation. They're not posh but they are the perfect representation of the Caribbean before swanky resorts and luxury hotels became a feature.
Tailor-made holiday ideas for Nicaragua
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