Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, entices travellers with its rich history and remarkable natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. A holiday in Nicaragua allows you to explore a vibrant culture, scenic beaches, and plenty of spots off the beaten path. Majestic volcanoes, lakes, and forests offer numerous chances for exploration and exciting adventures, while major cities boast splendid colonial architecture. With access to coastlines on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, a vacation in Nicaragua appeals to those looking for thrilling surfing experiences, dramatic views, or a chance to spread out on a deserted tropical beach.
Things to know before visit Nicaragua
Nicaragua experiences pleasant weather for most time of the year. Summers are between November and April while monsoons fall between May and October. During the rainy season it can get quite cold.
Granada is a picture postcard perfect destination with clear turquoise waters, white waterfront lodges and awe inspiring colonial architecture. History enthusiasts will surely love this place as it is the oldest city in Central America and has many monuments and museums to understand the history of this ancient town. While in Granada you must visit the Iglesia La Mercd, Fortaleza La Polvora, Catedral de Granada and Mi Museo.
An interesting place of visit is the volcanoes in Nicaragua. Mombacho Volcano is close to Granada and a hike up to the volcano gives spectacular views of the four volcanic craters. Cloud forest around the same area is home to some unique animal species that nature lovers would relish. If you want some adventure, you could indulge in zip lining too.
The old capital city of Nicaragua is a small, colonial town celebrating the traditions and culture of the country. A UNESCO world heritage site, this town is steeped in history that is evident the moment you set foot there. Some of the must visits in Leon include; the Leon Cathedral, the Central Plaza, Oritz-Gurdian Foundation Art Museum and many other museums.
About 45 miles off the Caribbean shore of Nicaragua lie the Corn Islands. They have azure blue waters, palm fringed beaches and clear skies with lofty clouds- making for an idyllic destination to unwind and relax. A tropical paradise, it can be enjoyed by those who love the sun, the sand and the beach.
The island of Ometepe has two active volcanoes- Concepcion Volcano and Maderas Volcano amid lush green tropical forest. It is an adventure enthusiast’s delight with canoeing, horseback rides and bicycling to explore the landscape.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Nicaragua it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard voltage is at 120V/60Hz. 2 pronged flat American style plugs are generally used here.