Nicaragua

Nicaragua Attractions

Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nicaragua’s largest lake goes by many names: Lake Nicaragua, Lake Cocibolca, Lake Granada and even “Mar Dulce,” or “Sweet Sea.” The official name is Lake Nicaragua, but since it’s right next to the ...  Read more

Islets of Granada (Las Isletas de Granada)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

The city of Granada sits on Lake Nicaragua, which is an understandably popular draw for both locals and tourists. One of the most interesting things to do during a visit to Lake Nicaragua is to ...  Read more

Masaya Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Masaya Volcano - just over 12 miles from Managua - is one of the most accessible on earth. In fact, while you can plan hiking day trips on the volcano, you can even drive right up to the ...  Read more

León

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the charms of a visit to Nicaragua is exploring the pretty colonial cities. There is a historic rivalry between Granada and  León , which is one of the reasons Managua (located right ...  Read more

Old Cathedral of Managua (Catedral de Managua)

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

The facade and bell towers of the Old Cathedral of Managua may look impressive, but get closer and you’ll see there’s almost nothing else left of the structure. The 1972 earthquake all but destroyed ...  Read more

Tiscapa Historical National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

The rim of the Tiscapa Lagoon, formed when a volcano blew its top more than 10,000 years ago, is a great spot to get a view overlooking Managua. Perhaps the city’s most iconic symbol, a statue of ...  Read more

Fortaleza La Polvora

The five towers of the Fortaleza La Polvora once served as the lookout posts of this Spanish fort, but today visitors make the most of the excellent views for photo opportunities rather than scouting ...  Read more

Iglesia de la Merced

There are several churches in Granada to visit, but the Iglesia de la Merced (not far from Central Park) is noted by many as the city's most beautiful. The church on this site dates from the early ...  Read more

Mi Museo

One of Granada's newest entries to the museum scene is Mi Museo, a privately owned collection of more than 5,000 ceramic artifacts from Pre-Columbian Nicaragua - some of which even date back to 2000 ...  Read more

Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve

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Just south of the city of Granada lies the Mombacho Volcano. It's an active volcano, but it hasn’t erupted since the 16th century, which means rather than being a source of dread it’s a popular spot ...  Read more

San Francisco Convent (Iglesia de San Francisco)

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As far as identifiable buildings in Granada go, it doesn't get much more noticeable than the baby-blue facade on the Iglesia San Francisco. The church dates back to 1529, making it one of the oldest ...  Read more

Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlán)

In most cases, a city right on a lake - as Managua is right on Lake Managua - would be a city embracing its waterfront. In Managua’s case, for many years the lake was used as a dumping ground for ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Managua’s new cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral, was built in the early 1990s to replace the Old Cathedral, which had been destroyed in the 1972 earthquake. After years of promising to rebuild ...  Read more

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