Few countries can boast such an authentic character and culture as Nicaragua, a beautiful country filled with breathtaking natural beauty and rich history and culture. It is just now being discovered as a land of great natural wealth—the two largest forest reserves in Central America are found here and they are part of 78 national reserves that cover almost 22% of Nicaragua’s territory.
León and Granada might be at opposing political extremes, but they are matching twins in their architecture. Spanish colonial mansions, cathedrals, churches, and houses adorn the streets of both cities, but each has its very own character and history.
Nicaragua has unique forms of dance, music, and festivals, but most of all Nicaragua's culture breaths poetry, which has produced some of the most important poets in the history of the Spanish language.
Nicaragua's food is among the finest in Latin America, with a focus on fresh ingredients and generous servings. In addition to the numerous fresh fruits that one expects in the tropics, grilled meats, and fresh fish are complimented by locally made cheeses, vine-ripened vegetables, handmade tortillas, fruit drinks, local beers, and Nicaragua's famously smooth rum.
If you’re looking for the ultimate place to soak up the sun and enjoy the beach, look no further. Nicaragua has 189 miles (305km) of Pacific coastline and hundreds of miles of untouched beaches on the Caribbean coast. It has not yet been overrun by tourists, making it a place where you can enjoy both nature and culture at a relaxed pace and in a unique environment.