WHY TO VISIT NICARAGUA
It is the largest country in Central America although not a popular tourist spot as yet. It will therefore fascinate you if only for the fact it is untouched and authentic; lakes and volcanoes, varied animal and plant life, wild untouched beaches, deep forests…. Nicaragua has many assets.
The capital, Managua, encircled by lakes and lagoons, is not of any particular interest although Granada, 40 km to the south is a magnificent colonial town with its animated Place Centrale, the white colonnaded cathedral, its town market and the Episcopal Palace.
Cocibolca, otherwise known as the Grand Nicaragua Lake, is one of the largest lakes on the planet and is definitely worth a visit for its tropical plant and animal life. Las Isletas, an archipelago formed of 365 small islands on this lake, can be explored using small boats. One of these small islands is home to an archaeological site with pre-Columbian statues among other things.
The old capital, Leon, remains the intellectual centre of the country due to its universities and cultural richness; the metropolitan Cathedral, various churches, the old colonial houses with their forged ironwork balconies and the ceramics are all worthy attractions of this town.
Ometepe Island is composed of two volcanoes linked by a straight strip of land. It is the site of ruins dating back one thousand years B.C., visiting it is like stepping out of time where various activities are possible at a totally different pace of life to elsewhere.
WHAT TO SEE IN NICARAGUA
WHEN TO GO TO NICARAGUA
Best period to visit Nicaragua is from xxx to xxxx.
The climate is tropical, so hot and humid, with a rainy season that extends from May to October in the western sector, and lasts until January on the Caribbean coast. It is characterised by frequent heavy rain with a high risk of hurricanes.
It is therefore preferable to visit Nicaragua sometime between February and April, during the dry season when the temperatures are between 30 and 35°C. The climate does change in different areas, the west is generally open to discovery whatever the season.
Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Nicaragua.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH NICARAGUA
For your inland travel, buses can take you all around the country, they are cheap and, although not exactly a smooth ride, they are a great way to meet the local population.
by plane, main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON NICARAGUA
country entry requirements: No visa is required for European citizens for a stay of less than three months, a passport valid for six months after your return is sufficient.
health tips & vaccination:
local currency: Nicaraguan cordoba
local time zone: GMT-6 (-5)
mobile phone operators:
WHAT TO DO IN NICARAGUA
typical food in Nicaragua
souvenirs from Nicaragua
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?