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Escape the crowds and lose yourself on Nicaragua’s white sand beaches, dramatic volcanoes and colonial towns

Adventure Holidays in Nicaragua

Mark Twain’s 'earthly paradise', Nicaragua is lush and green, a land that offers plenty of rainforest adventure, tropical beach paradise and faded colonial beauty. Like Eden, Nicaragua has everything. In fact, the only thing it doesn’t have is crowds. The revolution and the violent images broadcast around the globe in the 1980s have kept tourists out of Nicaragua, but it now has the lowest crime rate in Central America. Holidays in Nicaragua have everything from glorious beaches, cutured cities and wonderful walking and trekking.

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1. Cultured colonial cities: Granada and Leon: the oldest city in Latin America is awash with cobbled streets, grand colonial squares, carved wooden doors and elegant homes arranged around pretty courtyards. Leon is the intellectual capital of Nicaragua, this pastel-hued colonial city boasts excellent universities, art museums, historic landmarks and plenty of cultural events to keep you entertained.

2. Nicaraguan culture: a legacy of the revolution is the spirit of the people; friendly, fiery, political and passionate about social justice, they’ll add life and spice to any adventure holiday in Nicaragua. Eat traditional food from street stalls; dishes of creamy curd, blackened plantain bananas, mango sprinkled with chilli and sticky barbecue chicken. 

 3. Volcano trekking on Ometepe Island: rising from cobalt blue Lake Nicaragua with its towering twin volcanic peaks, Ometepe Island is straight from a fairy tale. You’ll treasure the views of this ecological jewel on the lake. On the island itself, you’ll find few tourist attractions but plenty of opportunities for adventure holiday activities with long expanses of beach, organic farms, thick jungle, hidden archaeological treasures and an active volcano too.

4. San Juan del Sur: here there are a dozen or more glorious beaches where you can enjoy views of the crashing Pacific from a Tiki bar or luxury hotel.

 

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