Do you want to change the way you see the world or the way you live your life? The you that arrives in Nicaragua wont be the same you that leaves this country. You will discover that you’ve Connected with people and nature in a way you never have before.
Nicaragua has a population of approx 5.5 million and is one of the few places on earth where one can really get away from it all. There are are miles of empty, undiscovered white sand beaches, lakes and lagoons, mountains and volcanoes, wet and cloud forests. The Nicaraguan people will extend their hands and offer their hearts. They are one of the best reasons to visit Nicaragua!
A little known fact is that there are more than 75 nature reserves, protecting almost 20% of Nicaragua. These protected areas are home to sea turtles, monkeys, giant iguanas, scarlet macaws, crocodiles, and morpho blue butterflies. There are almost 1000 species of birds and more than 30,000 species of vertebrates alone. Dry tropical, dry subtropical, tropical, and cloud forests make up the flora in this largely undiscovered country. The diversity in nature here is incredible, especially if you are willing to enter the most inaccessible parts of its magnificent landscapes.
Nicaragua is a land of art and passion.
You have to visit Nicaragua with a willingness to let the experience inspire your life. You dont have to be Christopher Columbus to discover new worlds in other places or within yourself.
There is just something magical about salsa dancing in Esteli, falling in love with a farm in Jinotega or spending time exploring the ruins of a city called León that is home to a cathedral that is one of the largest in Central America.
Nicaragua-blessed with a wealth of nature’s gifts
Then there are some that might not be comfortable in a place where they don’t speak the language. But if you’re the adventuresome type or if you’ve dreamed of vacationing in an exotic location, maybe on a sultry tropical beach, in a pristine mountain hideaway, or in a sophisticated, culturally rich city then this may well be the destination you never dreamed of. Using these features when choosing a getaway from it all place you could also consider Belize, Mexico or Panama but with just a two and a half hour flight from Miami or Houston you can’t go wrong. Nicaragua is abundant with untapped natural resources and a beautiful coastline that’s been compared to the likes of California in its infancy or more recently,the next Costa Rica.
Tales of the Dark Ages
Many articles you may read about this country always start with a history of the independence war to rid the country of the USA-supported dictator Somoza in the 1970s then the USA-backed Contra war in the 1980s. Sandinistas. Communism. Civil War. Words that do not go hand-in-hand with tourism to Nicaragua. All that is in the past now. Every country has its dark moments in its history books. Tourists have been flocking to places like Germany and Vietnam for years now, so it appears that their violent pasts have long been forgotten and Forgiven.
Like in most countries, to discover the real treasures of Nicaragua, one must abandon the city and venture into the countryside. Nicaragua is a land of volcanoes, and if you don’t explore at least some of them during your stay, you are truly missing out. Sample food youv’e never tried before like Gallo Pinto.
Nicaragua has much more to offer than what is mentioned in this article. The colonial city of Granada the English speaking Corn Island and Mosquito Coast on the Caribbean, and the German-inspired resort of Selva Negra are just a few of the popular destinations you’ll want to explore in depth. If you are looking for a truly authentic Central American experience where you don’t see fellow tourists at every turn, then give Nicaragua a visit before they do. You will be pleasantly surprised by Central America’s best kept secret.
So pack a light bag and Come and Meet Nicaragua! Your suitcase on your return home will be full of life changing memories once you do.