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Nicaragua: the land of lakes, volcanoes and more


Nicaragua offers an incredible ecological experience, with 200 private wildlife reserves, four biosphere reserves, 74 protected areas and 26 volcanoes, seven of which are currently active. Ana Carolina Garcia, from the Nicaraguan Tourism Board, shared the many ways nature lovers can enjoy the destination, including “cycling, hiking and the thrilling experience of sandboarding on the Cerro Negro volcano”, a 728 meter high active volcano that requires a 45 minute hike. at the top.


Marlon Moreno of Moreno + Co, the PR and marketing agency for Nicaraguan tourism in North America, also highlighted the country’s vibrant culinary scene, including a renewed emphasis on farm-to-table. “Having always been an agricultural country, Nicaragua’s food is produced and served locally and is always delicious,” Moreno said. Any visit to Nicaragua offers plenty of opportunities to sample quality rum, coffee and cigars, he added.


Bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south, Nicaragua is a wonderful sun destination where visitors can spend days lying in the sun or swimming in the warm waters. Big Corn Island, off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and a short flight from the mainland, is a perfect getaway for travelers who want to disconnect and experience even more of the region’s unspoilt natural beauty.


For a contrast between sun and sand, the Nicaraguan Tourist Board also promotes the country’s iconic colonial cities such as Granada and León, both of which are home to must-see architecture and historical attractions. The cobbled streets, colorful colonial buildings and remarkable monuments are the highlight of any visit to Nicaragua.


According to Garcia, Nicaragua has been working throughout the pandemic to prepare for the travel rebound by hosting webinars and actively campaigning to ensure visitors are welcomed with ease when the time comes. The tourist board’s campaign, “Naturally Beautiful”, highlights how unique and original the destination is, with its cultural treasures and authentic experiences.

As Moreno and Garcia noted, there are many accommodation options available that travelers can book, ranging from unique boutique hotels to the very exclusive and luxurious Calala Island, a private hideaway. There are many options that vary in price to suit all budgets and needs. There is also an all-inclusive option – the only one in the country – with Barcelo Montelimar

Vacationers also have the opportunity to take advantage of the many day trips and tours available in the country. Isla del Amor, opening October 2021, offers food and drink, swimming, trails, spots for kids, and more for just $10 per day.

Currently, Nicaragua is accessible via flights with Aeroméxico, Avianca with air connection from El Salvador and Miami, Copa Airlines from Panama, Conviasa with Panama and Cuba, and American Airlines, which will return to Managua in November.

The only entry requirements currently in place for Nicaragua are proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

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