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Adventures in Nicaragua

Published on June 1, 2015 under Central America
Adventures in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the biggest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Costa Rica to the south and Honduras to the north. On the pacific side of this nation are the 2 biggest fresh water lakes within Central America, the Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua. Enveloping these lakes and expanding to their northwest alongside the rift valley of the Gulf of Fonseca are productive lowland plains, together with highly enriched soil because of ash from volcanoes nearby the chief highlands. Nicaragua is rich on its diverse and biologically significant ecosystems which contribute to the designation of Mesoamerica as a biodiversity hotspot.

Considered to be one of the most vibrant countries in the region, Nicaragua offers a unique journey into a land full of ancestral culture and legendary traditions, rich biodiversity, impressive active volcanoes and above all the friendliest people in Latin America. Travelers will enjoy the many options Nicaragua has to offer are volcano boarding, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking and canopy tours. These activities can be tailored so they can be enjoyed by everyone. After these activities, why not try some of the country’s colonial towns, landscapes and beaches.

For more activities in Nicaragua, consider the following:

  • Two of the most important colonial cities are Granada and Leon. Their beautiful architecture and splendid colonial tradition can be seen through their colorful historical buildings. In Granada don’t miss the fantastic view over the city from the La Merced church bell tower. You will see astonishing vistas of Lake Nicaragua, Mombacho Volcano and especially over the courtyards of colonial homes.
  • Breathtaking landscapes, unique volcanic formations, impressive crater lakes, authentic local markets, incomparable handmade crafts and a genuine cultural approach are excellent excuses to enjoy and experience a memorable day touring around Masaya and Catarina.
  • The region of “Rio San Juan” is wonderfully constituted with many interesting natural sites where nature enthusiasts can expect to see lots of tropical wonders. Amazing large tropical trees, colorful poisonous dart frogs, howler monkeys, bromeliad plants, reptiles, several species of beautiful butterflies are part of the rich biodiversity within the biological reserve “Indio Maiz”, the second largest Nicaraguan rainforest situated in the south east of the country.
  • Big and Little Corn, as they are popularly known, are two magnificent hidden jewels nestled in the pristine turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Their clear crystal water preserves an incredible and unique rich biodiversity that dazzles intrepid divers and enthusiastic coral reef lovers. Both Big and Little Corn Islands are full of excitement and new experiences with an excellent combination of culture and paradise wonders. Both impressive paradises are located just 45 miles offshore from the bustling port town of Bluefields on the East coast of the country.

The above mentioned are only some of the many things you can do and discover in Nicaragua. Never get troubled about where to stay and who will travel you in the country since you can hire the travel company ORO Travel, a member of the ATLAS group that can design, adapt and personalize tours to satisfy the needs of each visitor. Our qualified and passionate tour guides and professional drivers are part of our exceptional team, offering visitors the best information, assistance and travel experience in different language. Go and have a taste of Nicaragua now!

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