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The most popular destinations for nature lovers include the cloud forests from the Natural Reserve Volcano Mombacho in Granada, Maderas Volcano
in Ometepe island [ the biggest island of the world on a fresh water lake ] and the Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve on San Juan River , and some active volcanoes that offer visitors a chance to see the
awesome power of nature such as the Masaya Volcano, Cerro Negro Volcano and others.
Departments in Nicaragua [ departamentos ]: Boaco, Carazo, Chinandega, Chontales, Esteli, Granada, Jinotega,
Leon, Madriz, Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia, Rio San Juan, Rivas.
Autonomous regions in Nicaragua : Atlantico Norte and Atlantico Sur.
Capital City of Nicaragua: Managua City
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Hotels in Nicaragua
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.
Hostelbookers.com is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.
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.
Indio-Maíz Biological Reserve
Central America's largest expanse of lowland rain forest reserve, called by UCLA biologists the finest rain forest nature reserve in Central America.
Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge
A precious wetland, gallery forest and tropical wet forest wildlife park located on the southern shores of Lake Nicaragua and the western shores of the San Juan River.
La Flor Wildlife Refuge
This coastal sea turtle nesting site is visited by more than 30,000 olive ridley turtles annually making it one of the most important Pacific Ocean sea turtle nesting sites in the Americas.
Mombacho Cloud Forest Reserve
Situated on top of the sleeping Mombacho Volcano, this lovely reserve has some of the most beautiful cloud
forest flora seen anywhere in Latin America with numerous flowers, bromeliads and orchids amongst its 800+ species of plant life.
Chocoyero Nature Reserve
This tiny reserve set in a narrow canyon is rich in wildlife, in particular the scandalous chocoyo (varieties of
Pacific green parakeet) which nests along the canyon's cliffs next to a tiny cascade.
Montibelli Nature Reserve
A private, family owned nature park in greater Managua and the Pacific basin's best forest reserve for bird watching.
Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve
Part of the national park system and an important coastal wetlands reserve. The barrier island of Juan Venado is 22 km long and a half km wide.
Selva Negra Cloud Forest Reserve
Private reserve in the northern province of Matagalpa. The forest is part of an organic shade coffee operation
and hotel project owned by third generation Nicaraguans of German origin. The forest is great for hiking, though wildlife tends to be difficult to spot.
El Jaguar Cloud Forest Reserve
Private forest reserve that combines with an organic shade coffee farm. This forest located at 1,300 meters
above sea-level his home to prehistoric ferns, giant oaks of up to 50 meters high, strangler figs, bromeliads, orchids and more than 150 species of birds.
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Travel Guides Nicaragua / Related books
Travel Guides Nicaragua [ amazon.co.uk ]
Nicaragua (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Paperback: 332 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2009); ISBN-10: 1741048346; ISBN-13: 978-1741048346.
Nicaragua (Footprint Handbooks)
Richard Arghiris (Author), Richard Leonardi (Author)
Escape the crowds and uncover one of the best kept secrets of Central
America with Footprint's 3rd edition of "Nicaragua". Deserted beaches, sleepy towns, incredible rainforests and active volcanoes all await the intrepid traveller
to this emerging Latin American destination. Comprehensive coverage on how to get the most from this little travelled land, including amazing cultural insights, all
the best places to eat, drink and sleep, detailed advice on how to get around and of course all the necessaries on the best adventure activities.This title
features: the lowdown on the best adventure activities including, surfing, windsurfng, riding and trekking; detailed transport advice on how to get around;
extensive coverage of Nicaragua's national parks and how to get the most from them; and, amazing cultural & historical insights.
Paperback: 352 pages; Publisher: Footprint Handbooks (European language editions); 3 edition (30 Jun 2008); ISBN-10: 1906098298; ISBN-13: 978-1906098292.
Transportation / How do I travel to Nicaragua
INicaragua is the largest Central American nation. It is bordered on the north by Honduras and on south by Costa Rica. Its western coastline is on the Pacific Ocean, while the east side of the country is on the
Managua Airport - Managua Ac Sandino Airport
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Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights
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Tourist Board Nicaragua - Nicaraguan Tourism Institute
The diversity of the tourist attractions within the country, includes the white sand beaches of San Juan del Sur, Rivas, famous for its pristine waters, and a world Mecca for sport fishing.
Managua City - Capital City of Nicaragua - Sitio de la Alcaldía de Managua
Granada - Granada Nicaragua
Granada, one of the most important cultural and natural attractions of Nicaragua, is situated at the shore of
Lake Nicaragua (Cocibolca) and opposite of the impressive volcano Mombacho. This city, which origins from
Colonial times, was founded by the Spanish conqueror in 1524. It is doubtless one of the best locations to rest and enjoy a very special atmosphere by exploring the past.
This site is dedicated to offer the best information about the city, which will help you to plan your stay and experience all the brightness of this location.
You will find information about the best hotels, restaurants and tours in Granada.
Rio San Juan
Atlantico Norte - Autonome Region
Granada, or the "Gran Sultan" is one of Latin America's most beautiful colonial cities. This ancient town
founded in 1524 on the shores of mighty Lake Nicaragua is full of history and Spanish colonial charm and is famed as one of the oldest European settlements in the western hemisphere.
León - set between the Pacific Ocean and a jagged range of active volcanoes
León was Nicaragua's colonial capitol for 297 years. This city is home to more than 12 colonial period
churches, each one unique in its design from tiny parish size chapels to the mighty Cathedral, Central
America's largest church. León is also the home of Nicaragua's greatest passion, poetry, the origin of
numerous internationally renowned poets, including the national hero Rubén Darío, considered one the
Spanish language's 5 greatest literary figures. León has two very good hotels, and is perfect for setting off to
visit Nicaragua's Maribios Volcanoes for hiking or kayaking the Juan Venado Nature Reserve.
San Juan del Sur
Cuisine - Nicaraguan Cooking Recipes
Food in Latin America
History of Nicaragua
Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Colonized by Spain in 1524, Nicaragua achieved independence as an independent state in 1821 and joined the
United Provinces of Central America. It separated from the federation in 1838, becoming a completely sovereign republic in 1854.
Managua was damaged by earthquake and fire on March 31, 1931 and by fire again in 1936. On December 23
, 1972, the city was very severely damaged in an earthquake. In 1998 Managua was damaged by a hurricane.
Nicaragua's History - Wikipedia
Early history of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza Garcia's rule, American economic involvement in Nicaragua,
The younger Somozas, The Sandinista Insurrection, Sandinista rule, The post-Sandinista period.
Music, Arts & Culture, Events
Besides Spanish-speaking Mestizo and white Nicaraguans, there are Syrian, Palestinian, and Armenian communities and other Middle Easterners as well.
Culture of Nicaragua
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