Nicaragua means you leave the crowds behind and step into unique escapes and off-the-beaten-track adventures. Still off the everyday traveler’s radar screen, Nicaragua speaks to those who seek nature’s wonders and outdoor adventure. It’s also packed with intriguing history, from ancient civilizations to pirates, filibusters, and the 1978-1990 civil war.
In the west, Pacific waves pound black-sand beaches, where whale and dolphin watching, sport fishing, and surfing are king. Inland, volcanoes beg to be hiked, artisan villages await exploration, and cobblestone streets lined with colonial-era architecture offer history, shopping, and culinary delights.
Head east to find a pair of laid-back Caribbean isles serving up a relaxed pace and luscious, fresh-caught lobster. Now is the time to discover Nicaragua’s secrets—before everyone else does.