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About Country

Approximately 6.7 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
52 people per square kilometer
$13.6 billion (nominal, 2021 estimate)
Spanish is the official language, with indigenous languages also spoken in some areas
Nicaraguan córdoba (NIO)
National Dish
Gallo pinto, a dish made from rice and beans, is a staple in Nicaraguan cuisine
The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, with Protestantism and other religions also practiced
Nicaragua has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The Caribbean coast is humid and rainy year-round, while the Pacific coast is drier
Main Industries
Agriculture, including coffee, sugarcane, and bananas; textiles and apparel; mining, including gold and silver; and tourism
Level of Development
Nicaragua is considered a developing country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 128 out of 189 countries (2020)
Approximately 130,373 square kilometers

Escape to the stunning landscapes of Nicaragua 🇳🇮, where pristine beaches 🏖️, lush rainforests 🌴, and colonial architecture 🏰 await. Immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant culture, hike up volcanoes, and surf world-class waves. Plan your adventure to Nicaragua today!

Nicaragua is a country located in Central America, bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. It has coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Nicaragua is known for its diverse natural beauty, including volcanoes, lakes, rainforests, and beaches.


  • A local surfer shows how it is done in a secret spot in Nicaragua
  • Cayo Crawl, Laguna de Perlas - Nicaragua
  • Chinandega, Nicaragua
  • Chiquilistagua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Cristo de Misericordia, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
  • eal e Insigne Basílica de la Asunción de la Bienaventurada Virgen María, León, Nicaragua
  • Granada Nicaragua - Colonial villa
  • Granada, Nicaragua (1)
  • Granada, Nicaragua
  • Iglesia Guadalupe, Calle La Calzada, Granada, Nicaragua
  • León Department, Nicaragua
  • León, Nicaragua
  • Manzanillo, Nicaragua
  • Masachapa, Nicaragua
  • Playa Amarilla, Nicaragua
  • Playa Maderas, Nicaragua
  • Rivas, Nicaragua
  • San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (1)
  • San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Sendero al Cráter, Nicaragua

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Nicaragua include:

  • 1

    Granada: a colonial city on Lake Nicaragua, known for its colorful architecture and historic landmarks.

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    Masaya Volcano National Park: home to the Masaya volcano, which is one of the few active volcanoes in the region.

  • 3

    Corn Islands: a pair of tropical islands off the Caribbean coast known for their pristine beaches and excellent snorkeling and diving.

  • 4

    Ometepe Island: an island in Lake Nicaragua known for its unique twin volcanic peaks and natural beauty.

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    San Juan del Sur: a coastal town on the Pacific coast known for its beaches and surf culture.

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    Leon: another colonial city known for its architecture and historic landmarks, including the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Leon.

  • 7

    Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve: a nature reserve located on the slopes of the Mombacho volcano, with hiking trails, zip lines, and coffee plantations.

  • 8

    Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge: a protected area in the south of the country known for its diverse wildlife, including monkeys, birds, and caimans.

  • 9

    Laguna de Apoyo: a crater lake located between Granada and Masaya, known for its crystal-clear waters and scenic views.

  • 10

    Estelí: a city in the north of the country known for its tobacco industry and artisanal handicrafts.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Nicaragua has to offer. The country is also known for its rich culture, with traditional music, dance, and art.


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