Rich in culture and history, it remains largely untouched by mass-tourism, making it one of the world’s best up and coming destinations. While tourism here is much lower than places such as Mexico, we expect this to keep rising up the lists of "places to go in Central America".
Wander the cobbled streets of the majestic colonial cities of Granada and Leon; immerse yourself in nature in a stunning biosphere reserve; explore Lake Nicaragua’s tiny, volcanic ‘isletas’, and much more.
There are no direct flights to Nicaragua from Europe, instead you will have to change in either the USA, Mexico or Panama. The most popular routes from the UK are via Houston or Atlanta with Delta Airlines.
Nicaragua has a tropical climate, and the weather is warm and stable year round, though November to May are the driest months and therefore the best time to visit.
We recommend a minimum of ten days, which will give you enough time to explore one of the historic cities like Leon or Granada and the surrounding areas, along with some time to relax on either the Pacific or Caribbean Coast.
British Nationals are able to visit Nicaragua for 3 months without requiring a visa. You may be refused entry if you don’t have an onward ticket out of Nicaragua, and there are cash entry and exit fees to be paid at the airport.
The mayan civilisation left behind eery stories of sacrifice and gorgeous ancient ruins that still stand proud as one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Time capsules shouldn’t have expiration dates but with changes in the Cuban government you may have a limited time to truly discover it.
Swimming with dolphins with the beautiful backdrop of the ocean is like living a scene from a movie. And you’ll no doubt see other marine life too!