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, is broken into several regions based on its different climates and diverse vegetation.
– The northern part of the country, travellers will experience the incredible jungle and cloud forests. Because of the lush forests of pine, mahogany, and cedar, this area is excellent for the growing industry known as eco-tourism. Visitors can go trekking and hiking through the cloud forest as well as partake in tours such as the cigar tour.
– Another of Nicaragua’s impressive regions is the location of many of Nicaragua’s volcanoes, lagoons, and some of the country’s most significant towns. This region is known as the central pacific region. It is made up of the area south of the border of Honduras. In the historic city of León, you can see the impressive colonial architecture, visit the surrounding volcanoes, and even take a trip to the local rum distillery. Granada is yet another historical city in this region and offers visitors the opportunity to take in a significant amount of history with various tours of the old structures and buildings.
– The Caribbean region is also a popular spot for tourists and is home to Bluefields and the Corn Islands. Bluefields is a laid back town that has not yes exploded with tourism. This allows visitors the get more a better taste of the local culture. The Corn Islands also offer visitors a relaxing stop with its beautiful beaches and clear water. Be sure to partake in the snorkelling in the Caribbean regions as there are many different coral formations to be seen.
–San Juan del Sur region includes the area where the San Juan River flows from Lake Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea. This area is packed full of natural beauty and various protected reserves. This region is entirely made up of tropical rainforest and is home to vibrant biodiversity. This is the perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts.
– Nicaragua has a very tropical climate with two distinct seasons: dry – summer and rainy- winter.
– During the dry season (January to June) there is virtually no rain and trees and plants start to dry out. Once the rains come around (June- July), the yellow plants and leafless trees turn green and start blossoming. In August and September, it often rains once a day. Fortunately, it just rains for a short time, and these are often spectacular tropical downpours. In the eastern part of the country, it rains more than in the west.
– There are three temperature zones in Nicaragua. In the lowlands (Pacific and Atlantic coast) temperatures vary roughly between 22° at night and 30° during the day. Temperature can reach 38° in May. The central part of the country is about 33°, and in the mountains, in the north, it’s about 20°.
– Generally speaking, the dry season is the most popular visiting time in Nicaragua; not only because there is less rain but also because the warm temperatures make for a great time on the beach.
– Nicaragua is still a hidden gem, which means you’ll have the chance to explore it quite peacefully.
– A beach vacation in the remote beaches along the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua provides an array of activities to choose from. There’s hiking, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing and wildlife viewing. Not to mention the unique scenery provided by its many volcanoes and lakes…that’s what Nicaragua is better known for!