Central America’s largest country, also named “the land of seas and volcanoes”, Nicaragua is full of contrasts: stunning beaches in both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, historical colonial cities founded by the Spanish Conquistadors 500 years ago, large lakes that host hundreds of islands, lush cloud forests, active volcanoes, native villages, folklore, traditions and markets, with humble, warm and welcoming people.
As tourism is still relatively new, the country has a more “authentic” flair than its southern neighbor Costa Rica. Infrastructure is also more limited and challenging although now developing, from rustic Eco lodges to more upscale yet characterful properties, which are now flourishing in the main touristy areas, and new areas are also getting discovered. Travelers may be surprised, but many guests have sent us after their trip to Nicaragua, notes like: “We really enjoyed Nicaragua because it wasn’t touristy yet, quite authentic".
The best way to start your Nicaragua vacation plan is to have a look at the sample itinearries below, and then fill our Trip Planning Form and we will design a tailor itinerary for your trip!
Where to Go?
Granada is a Nicaraguan city on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. It’s home to multiple Spanish colonial landmarks that have survived repeated pirate invasions. The city’s main plaza, Central Park, is dominated by the colorful, neoclassical facade of the Cathedral of Granada, originally dating to 1583.
Managua, on the south shore of Lake Managua, is the capital city of Nicaragua. Its cathedral, a shell since a 1972 earthquake, is on the Plaza of the Revolution. Nearby is the tomb of Sandinista leader Carlos Fonseca. The 1935 National Palace of Culture houses the National Museum.
San Juan del Beach
San Juan del Sur is a town on Nicaragua’s southwest coast. It’s known for a string of nearby Pacific beaches, such as Maderas Beach, with its strong-breaking waves, and the quieter Marsella Beach.
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7 reasons to visit Nicaragua!
The country is still underdevelopped, as the tourism industry just started at the end of the 90's
No mass tourism here: most properties are small and medium size hotels, Eco lodges and boutique hotels, private villas and luxury condos.
Most beaches are deserted or with very few visitors.
Our tourism attractions and activities are mostly Outdoor (think national parks and nature reserves, trails in lush jungle, large lakes, wide and deserted beaches) rather than large cities and with high people’s density and large gatherings.
With different climates and influence from both the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua has a wide variety of wildlife, fauna and flora!
Travel cost in general is 30+ % less than in its neighbors south
Easy access for the USA (just 2.5 hours flight from Miami!).
Luxury Hotels & Lodges by area in
Our portofolio includes a wide range of carefully selected properties, – from eco lodges to luxury boutique hotels set in exceptional environments, and offering unique activities. You may have a look at our inspirations itineraries scrolling down this page, and contact us with your ideas so we can design this unique travel experience you are looking for!