About Nicaragua

nic-01Nicaragua is a beautiful country filled with breathtaking natural beauty as well as rich history and culture. One visit will not be enough to experience all the amazing facets of this country. It is one of the safest countries in Latin America to travel to with immense diversity.

Many travel to the tropics to see its rich flora and fauna. Nicaragua is just now being discovered as a land of great nature reserves. The nature is nothing new it has just been a well kept secret. The two largest forest reserves in Central America are found in Nicaragua and they are part of 78 national nature reserves that cover almost 22% of Nicaragua’s territory.

If you’re looking for the ultimate place to soak up the sun and enjoy the cool tranquility of water, look no further than Nicaragua as they have an unbelievable 200 mile stretch of beaches on the Pacific coast.

Nicaragua has unique forms of dance, music and festivals, but most of all Nicaragua’s culture, breaths poetry, the unrivalled national passion. Nicaragua is also the only country in the region with 2 beautiful colonial cities: Granada and Leon.

Nicaragua’s food is amongst the finest in Latin America with a premium put on fresh ingredients and generous servings. In addition to the numerous fresh fruits that one expects in the tropics, grilled meats and fresh fish are complimented by locally made cheeses, vine-ripened vegetables, handmade tortillas, fruit drinks, local beers and Nicaragua’s famously smooth rum.

Religion is a significant part of the culture of Nicaragua and is dominated primarily by Roman Catholicism. Religious freedom, however, which has been guaranteed since 1939, is promoted by both the Nicaraguan government and the constitution.

While most Latin Americans are known to prefer soccer, Nicaragua is marked for its strong enthusiasm for baseball. In fact, Nicaragua has produced a number of famous professional baseball players, including Dennis Martinez, who remains as the only player from a Latin American country to have thrown a perfect game in the Major Leagues.

The fact that Nicaragua has not been overrun by tourists means that it is a place where the visitor can enjoy both the nature and culture of Nicaragua at a relaxed pace and in a unique environment.

We can customize all of our trips to create a personal and memorable trip that suits your refined tastes.


Capital City: Managua
Population: 5,785.000 approx. Nicaragua’s population is very young, 50 percent is under 18 years of age, and 70% under 30 years old. National Average – 5.2 children per family and has 4% of illiteracy rate.

Climate: Tropical, two seasons: green and dry. Green May to October with temperatures of 81º and 90º F. Dry or Summer time– November to beginning of May 86º and 95º F.

Language: Spanish is the official language. English is spoken in the tourism industry. On the Atlantic Coast the indigenous population speaks English and Miskito.

Currency: Cordoba Oro

Entry Requirements: Passport valid for at least 6 months prior to expiration and return tickets.

Taxes: a 17% tax and 10% service charge are added to checks in restaurants. Travelers may leave extra tip for good service. Tourist card must be purchased for $10 upon arrival. There is also a $42 departure tax. Many airlines include this tax in the price of the ticket.

Largest cities in Nicaragua: Managua is the largest city with a population of 1 million people.  Leon is the second largest city in with an estimated population of 160,000 people.  Granada, Chinandega, and Masaya each have a population of approximately 95,000 people.

Conservancy: Nicaragua has some 2,242,200 of protected land, or about 20% of the country. Protected areas are areas that have beautiful or unique characteristics that must be preserved. The protected coastline amounts to 904 km.