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HOLIDAY IN NICARAGUA   >   CENTRAL AMERICA  


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.

[ Above text is from Tours Nicaragua ]

Travel Agencies / Tour Operators

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Incoming Tour Operators

  DeTour
  Gray Line Tours Nicaragua
  Tours Nicaragua [ Managua ] ***
Tours Nicaragua is Nicaragua's only tour outfitter owned and operated by native English speakers.
  Va Pues Tours [ Managua ]

Travel Guides Nicaragua / Related books

Travel Guides Nicaragua  [ amazon.co.uk ]

Nicaragua (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Lucas Vidgen 
Paperback: 332 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2009); ISBN-10: 1741048346; ISBN-13: 978-1741048346.

Nicaragua (Footprint Handbooks) - ISBN 1906098298 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 Caribbean Sea.

  Managua Airport   -   Managua Ac Sandino Airport

   -   Flights to Nicaragua
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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

  Boaco Departamento
  Carazo
  Chinandega
  Chontales
  Esteli
  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.
  Jinotega
  Leon
  Madriz
  Managua
  Masaya
  Matagalpa
  Nueva Segovia
  Rio San Juan
  Rivas

  Atlantico Norte   -   Autonome Region
  Atlantico Sur

  Lago Managua
  Lago Nicaragua

  Chinandega City
  Corinto
  Estelí
  Granada City
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.
  Jinotega
  Jinotepe
  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.
  Masaya
  Montelimar
  Ocotal
  Rivas
  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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