Nicaragua, much less explored than neighbouring Costa Rica, beguiles with its impressive colonial buildings, natural beauty and the warmth of its people. The Nicas, as the locals are known, are innately proud, liberally applying a vibrant palette of colour to houses, market stalls, restaurants and plazas.
Aside from a breathtaking assortment of birdlife, the country’s most noteworthy spectacles are the smoking crater of the Masaya volcano and Lago Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America and home to an archipelago of over 300 islands and vast stretches of pristine coastline. Inland, the colonial cities of Granada and Leon are rich with history.
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Take a look at some of our recent articles about Nicaragua
- “We are still luxuriating in the memories of our wonderful trip. Next year (2012) we are going to Africa, and I was thinking of riding in Botswana - is there anyone like you operating over there, who could arrange a glorious week?
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Blood of Brothers, Stephen Kinzer
Flor de Cana