Things to do in
Discover Nicaragua’s culture, not only by touring the Spanish colonial beauty spots of León or Granada but also by going on a locally run vacation that takes you to the country’s heart on food or photography tours, or to meet the artisans living in the historically important Pueblos Blancos villages in the hills around Masaya.
Nicaragua is a country that loves to live, and the adventure vacations on offer capture a real sense of that. Try yoga in the Matagalpa Mountains, wildlife expeditions to Lake Nicaragua’s Las Isletas, or river canoeing from there to the jungle lined San Juan River, all the way to the Caribbean. Where the deliciously Creolian, Corn Islands await.
Make Nicaragua part of a Central American road trip – usually with a small group tour taking in not only Nicaragua but also Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and in some cases El Salvador, even newer to tourism than Nicaragua. You can also go overland by bike, from pretty pueblos to the Pacific, volcanoes to voluptuous islands.