Nicaragua has much to offer, including vast areas of untouched natural beauty in its national parks and forest preserves, silver white beaches, volcanoes, rain forests, Spanish colonial cities and much more.
Major points-of-interest include the capital city of Managua, including the National Palace, Fine Arts Palace and Government House; nearby Masaya Volcano National Park; Xiloa crater lake; volcanic footprints at La Loma hill; the churches of Leon; the ruins of Leon Viego; the many attractions of the colonial city of Granada, including Casa de los Leones, San Francisco Convent, Lake Nicaragua boat tours and the not-to-be-missed volcanoes on Ometepe Island.
Nicaragua's Caribbean coast attractions includes Escondido River boat tours, rain forest eco-tourism sites; the carefree, reggae lifestyle of Bluefields, and the coral reefs and diving venues of the Corn Islands.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: Nicaragua has two seasons: the rainy season from approximately May to October and the dry season, lasting from November to April. However, the seasons vary from region to region and are inconsistent from one year to the next.
April and May across the country, are the hottest, driest months, and are subject to dust and clouds of smoke from farmers burning their fields in preparation for planting.
Temperatures are generally warmer in the lowlands and cooler in the highlands. Evenings are always pleasant, and overall, Nicaragua is enjoyable to visit year round.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Chocoyero Nature Reserve
- Corn Islands
- Green Pathways Sustainable Tours
- Masaya Volcano National Park
- Nicaragua Airports
- Nicaragua Beaches
- Nicaragua Bird Watching
- Nicaragua.com (Nicaragua Channel)
- Nicaragua Events & Festivals
- Nicaragua Surf Report
- Northern Nicaragua
- Unesco World Heritage Sites
- Visit Nicaragua
- Volcanoes in Nicaragua
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|Land Area||119,990 km2|
|Water Area||10,380 km2|
|Total Area||130,370km2 (#96)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$33.55 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$5,300|