Nestled between Honduras and Costa Rica, Nicaragua is Central America’s wild child – an emerging ecotourism destination, and a thrill-seeker’s paradise. Few destinations have such intense beauty, yet remained undeveloped, but this off-the-beaten-path paradise still affords travelers an array of experiences far from the tourist trail. Wander cobblestone streets in colonial cities, climb smoking volcanoes, forge through untouched rainforests, paddle wetlands rife with wildlife, or find yourself wandering empty, jungle-thronged beaches reminiscent of the Caribbean decades ago.
As if all of that weren’t enough, with two coastlines, Nicaragua is perfectly poised to offer beachy bliss at nearly any angle. They’ve got chilled out vibes and calm, Caribbean Sea on one side, and powerful swells on the other, making Nicaragua a surfing mecca for beginners and experienced surfers alike. So whether you’re seeking beach time or have an appetite for adventure, this is just the place for you. Where else in the world can you surf down the slopes of an active volcano?
Welcome to the land of lakes and volcanoes.