Where is Nicaragua? The country is the largest in Central America and borders with the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The borders are more than 1200 km long. It also shares a border with Honduras in the north and with Costa Rica in the south. The total coastline of the country is about 900 km in length alone and the total area Nicaragua is based on is more than 130,000 square km. It is slightly larger than New York with capital Managua in the west central area.
There are several places to visit in Nicaragua if you are a naturalist or love history. Granada offers some of the most spectacular and well preserved architecture in the country. Most of it dates back to the Spanish settlers that came to the country and placed their mark on it by building colonial style churches and buildings which still stand to this day. You can wander around and see these up close or you can up the ante on your trip by kayaking to the nearby islets or hike to the Mombacho volcano or even visit the popular markets in Masaya.
While you are visiting the town, take a load off and eat something from one of the many kiosks in the town square. You can get the scrumptious pork and cabbage dish or eat western fare at the Garden Café. There are several places to visit in Nicaragua if you know where to look. If you love to surf or backpack, then San Juan del Sur is a must visit. This is a popular beach destination in Nicaragua and boasts sandy dunes and warm water. Expect to find some great surfing opportunities but you will have to shell out $9 to rent a board if you don’t have one of your own.
You can also get lessons if you want to try your hand at the sport. If you are a party animal, you will not be disappointed with the party scene at The Naked Tiger or the Pachamama, which throws one of the most exciting pool parties in Nicaragua. Opt for hiking to the volcanoes only if you have the stamina to ensure the grueling trail. Hikers need to start their trek quite early in the morning or the heat at midday will slow you down too early. You can go by yourself but it will be safer and wiser to join a group headed there. The trails are not properly maintained so a group will be a good idea. So where is Nicaragua in your travel list?