Nicaragua, also known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, offers the best of both worlds, from the rugged Pacific coastline to the tranquil Caribbean beaches. Visit the remote and ultra-laid-back Little Corn Island for the ultimate getaway vacation, or rent a car and explore the isolated Pacific beaches.
This small country, which is half the size of the state of Victoria, has several distinct regions, each with its own climate and ecosystems.
The Central Pacific region is home to some of the country’s most impressive landscapes and cities. In the historic city of León, you can discover Nicaragua’s revolutionary history, visit the surrounding volcanoes, and even take a trip to the local rum distillery. Granada is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas, located on the shores of Lake Cocibolca. Visit the nearby Mombacho Volcano, Masaya handcraft market, and beautiful Laguna Apoyo.
Located off the Caribbean coast, the Corn Islands offer visitors a relaxing stop with beautiful beaches and clear water. Little Corn Island has no motorised vehicles, and is a great way to unwind from the stress of the modern world. Spend your days snorkelling, enjoying local seafood, and swinging from a hammock with a book.
The Pacific coast offers some excellent surf breaks and a stunning coastline. San Juan del Sur is a popular base from which to explore the surrounding beaches. Fringed by rainforest, this is also a great region for wildlife enthusiasts.
When to go to Nicaragua?
– Nicaragua has a very tropical climate with two distinct seasons: dry (Nov to May) and wet (Jun to Oct).
– The dry season is the most popular time to visit. Book in advance over holidays such as Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Our Experts Choice:
– Nicaragua is still a hidden gem, which means you’ll have the chance to explore it quite peacefully.
– Jicaro Ecolodge is a stunning and unique luxury hideaway just 10 minutes by boat from Granada.
– Don’t miss a visit to Ometepe Island, which rises steeply from Lake Cocibolca and offers great hiking and wildlife opportunities.