Destinations

San Carlos (Nicaragua)

city in Nicaragua

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Esteli

Estelí is a city in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua.

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Managua

Capital of Nicaragua

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El Castillo

old Spanish fortress on the Rio San Juan and a good entry point for the nearby jungle

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Somoto

beautiful and serine canyon

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Isla de Ometepe

island

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San Juan del Sur

human settlement

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León (Nicaragua)

city in Nicaragua

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Bluefields

city

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Jinotega

city and municipality in Nicaragua

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Matagalpa

city in Nicaragua

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Granada (Nicaragua)

City in Nicaragua

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Sights

Granada, Nicaragua

City in Nicaragua

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Masaya

city

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Lake Nicaragua

largest lake in Central America

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Ometepe

island

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Cerro Negro

mountain

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Mombacho

mountain

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Volcán Masaya

Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya is in western Nicaragua, just outside the capital city of Managua.

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Momotombo

volcano in Nicaragua

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Pearl Lagoon

municipality in South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, Nicaragua

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Dennis Martínez National Stadium

While you might be surprised to hear it, baseball is as much a national pastime in Nicaragua as it is in the US, maybe even more so. The national stadium (named for Major League pitcher Dennis Martinez) has space for 15,000 people, making it bigger than the national soccer stadium. The stadium opened in 2017. Besides baseball games of the national team it is mostly used for home games of the "Indios del Boér", Managua's home team and the serial champion of the Nicaraguan league. Parking available.

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Maderas

mountain

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Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Managua

Designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and completed in Sept. 1993, some find this unusual Catholic church to be fascinating. Some find the roof's 63 domes to be sleek and mosque-like.

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Poneloya, Nicaragua

town in Nicaragua

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Old Cathedral of Managua

Ruins of the city's old cathedral are a remembrance of the damage caused by a 1972 earthquake that destroyed much of central Managua. Due to structural damage caused by the earthquake, it's fenced with barbed wire and can't be entered.

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Las Pilas

mountain in Nicaragua

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Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve

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Pharaoh's Casino

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El Bluff

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America by area at 130,373 km2 and the least densely populated. It has coastlines on the Caribbean Sea in the East and the Pacific Ocean in the west. It borders Costa Rica in the south and Honduras in the north. Nicaraguans (or "Nicas" as they are often called) like to refer to their country as the "país de lagos y volcanes"; the country of lakes and volcanoes. And those are indeed striking features as Nicaragua contains the largest freshwater body in Central America, Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca. Inside Lake Nicaragua the famed Volcano Concepcion on Ometepe rises to about a mile in altitude, but other volcanoes such as Momotombo or Mombacho are also impressive.

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Nearby countries

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.

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Honduras

Honduras is the second-biggest country in Central America. It has colonial villages (Gracias, Comayagua), ancient Maya ruins (Copán), natural parks (Moskitia), and a Pacific and Caribbean coastline and the Bay Islands, with great beaches and coral reefs where snorkeling and diving are exceptional by any standard.

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Colombia

Colombia occupies the northwest corner of South America. It has an area twice that of France and almost twice Texas, with long coasts on the Caribbean and the Pacific oceans, mountainous regions, and Amazon jungle areas inland. The ethnic groups and cultures are diverse. The country has something to offer almost any traveller.

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