Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the south and Honduras to the north. The word Nicaragua translates to “surrounded by water” – its western coastline meets the Pacific Ocean and eastern coastline meets the Caribbean. Nicaragua’s proximity to Costa Rica, a world leader in ecotourism, has helped stimulate Nicaragua’s commitment to conservation and sustainable tourism.
Year-round adventure travel opportunities await in Nicaragua.
Observe endangered olive ridley sea turtles and acrobatic humpback whales, hike in lush rainforests, kayak Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua, race down Cerro Negro volcano on a wooden sled, and stroll the streets of colonial cities.
With impressive volcanoes, large expanses of tropical forest, magnificent lakes, expansive coastlines, and colonial grandeur, there’s an abundance of opportunities waiting in Nicaragua. Largely undiscovered by other travelers, you’ll feel like you have many of the region’s highlights all to yourself.