is a little known destination for most of the world's travelers.
This part of our web site was made to help you learn a bit
in advance about what the country has to offer. It is a
summary and is not meant to represent all of the possibilities
for the visitor. Your specific interests could very well
bring new destinations to the forefront. We can suggest
these other locales based on your input. This Nicaragua
country information page includes a summary of Nicaragua
nature parks and reserves, the San Juan River, Nicaragua's
stunning volcanoes, Nicaraguan beaches, colonial cities
and artisan villages.
Nicaragua Nature Reserves, Parks and Wildlife
Refuges: Nicaragua has 78 nature reserves that cover more
than 21,000 km2; the following list is a very brief summary
of some of the parks which have enough infrastructure and
nearby lodging to permit access to Nicaragua's spectacular
nature without wilderness camping.
Nicaragua Volcanoes: All of Central America
is blessed with beautiful volcanic cones, mountains of testament
to our earth's immense power and its living, breathing interior.
Nicaragua's volcanic chain is one of the most impressive
on the isthmus due to beauty of the cones and the fact that
all of the more than 50 cones (7 active which are active)
rise off of a flat coastal plain that lies just above sea
level. This gives the Nicaraguan volcanoes a starkly dramatic
profile and makes them accessible to climbers, hikers and
Nicaragua Pacific Coast Beaches: Nicaragua's
Pacific Coast is blessed with kilometers of pristine undeveloped
coastline. This is slowly changing, but many of the beach
projects are ecologically friendly and there appears to
be reason to hope that Nicaragua can develop beach tourism
without razing the coast and planting concrete jungles.
Below is a very small sampling of what is available to date,
though much more is planned, so please inquire of what's
new if you are interested in beach time without beach crowds.