10 Reasons to Visit Nicaragua

Here are 10 reasons to visit Nicaragua:

1. Masaya Volcano National Park

Masaya Volcano National Park
Masaya Volcano National Park

The Masaya Volcano National Park, located in the village of Masaya, 20 kilometers south of the capital Managua, is the country’s first and largest national park.

This park, with a few calderas and craters, such as the Las Sierras Caldera, is one of the favorite addresses for scientists and adventurous travelers to research.

2. Old Cathedral of Managua

Old Cathedral of Managua

The Old Cathedral of Managua (Old Cathedral), designed and built by architect Pablo Dambach in 1920, suffered extensive damage during the 1972 earthquake.

Old Cathedral of Managua, which had been neglected for many years after this earthquake, was restored and opened in the 1990s.

3. Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve

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Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve

The Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve (Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve), located on the border of Ticuantepe, Managua, capital city, is based on an area of 1.8 square kilometers.

In the country, there are 78 natural conservation areas.

4. Leon


Leon, known as the oldest city in the country, is a center of attraction for tourists with their precious historic buildings and fascinating architecture.

5. Corn Islands

Corn Islands
Corn Islands

Corn Islands, fish varieties and restaurants serving local cuisine, cozy cafes and attracting beaches are among the country’s favorite tourist destinations. You can also do activities such as snorkeling, golf, diving, etc., and it can be a unique stop for those who enjoy fishing.

6. Granada


All the streets in Granada’s historic district are short and traffic is one way. Many of the historical monuments are neglected due to the infrastructure problems and negligence that have been experienced since the 1980s.

Nonetheless, most of the work remaining in the colonial period in Nicaragua is located in the city of Granada. Also, it is one of Nicaragua’s most important tourism centers.

7. Somoto Canyon

Somoto Canyon
Somoto Canyon

The stunning natural beauties of Somoto Canyon, one of the oldest rock formations in Central America, stretch out in Nicaragua’s Madriz district.

Epic rock formations and various wildlife protected canyons are 200 m deep, with 100 m of cliffs falling towards the water.

8. Cloud Forests

Cloud Forests
Cloud Forests

A continuous low-level of clouds cover the tropical forests, which are covering the volcanoes.

Furthermore, traveling in lush greenery here is like walking in the sky.

9. Volcanoes

Nicaragua is a country full of volcanoes.

Moreover, there are a total of 19 volcanoes in the crater lakes that you can climb in the country.

10. Cheap

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Safe and Cheap Country

Almost every traveler likes to bargain. You can complete your visit with minimal daily amounts.

Nicaragua is a country with a growing number of tourists recently. So, you can take advantage of this cheapness for a brief visit.

Tourism in Nicaragua

Nicaragua, a North American country with its natural beauty, is adjacent to Honduras in the north and Costa Rica in the south.

Nicaragua, also known as the largest country in Central America with an area of about 13 thousand square kilometers, is an intimate geography where friendly and helpful people live.

It is now considered one of the poorest countries in the region, due to the influence of civil war for many years. Despite all the economic difficulties existing, about 6 million people live in this country.

Tourism in Nicaragua has grown considerably in recent times and is now the second-largest industry in the nation. Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega is using tourism to fight poverty across the country.

Growth in tourism affects agriculture, commerce, finance and construction industry positively. In the middle of 2018, tourism in Nicaragua was put on hold due to the protests of Nicaragua in 2018.

1.5 million tourists visit Nicaragua every year.