Nicaragua is referred to as “the land of lakes and volcanoes” due to the number of its lagoons and lakes, and the chain of volcanoes that runs from the north to the south along the country’s Pacific side. Today, only 7 of the 50 volcanoes in Nicaragua are considered active. Many of these volcanoes offer some great possibilities for tourists with activities such as hiking, climbing, camping, and swimming in crater lakes.
The best beaches in Nicaragua to enjoy the sun and the sand in an incomparable way, are located in the departments of Carazo, León, Rivas and Costa Caribe Sur.
TripNicaragua travel inspiration
The most inspiring destinations in Nicaragua, you will find them in: San Juan del Sur, Isla de Ometepe, León, Granada, Matagalpa, Chinandega, Masaya, Rio San Juan and Costa Caribe Sur.
Did you know?
- Lake Nicaragua is the second largest in Latin America and the largest freshwater lake in Central America.
- Within Lake Nicaragua is the island of Ometepe, which with an extension of 276 km2 is the largest volcanic island in the world of those located in the interior of a lake.
Curiosities of Nicaragua
- The most important musical instrument in Nicaragua is called “marimba”, this one is played sitting and is supported with the knees.
- One of the most important parts of Nicaraguan folklore is Güegüense, a kind of satirical drama and the first literary work of pre-Columbian Nicaragua.