Nicaragua Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Nicaragua

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León

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Cerro Negro Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Ever wanted to sandboard down the youngest volcano in Central America? Just head to Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro Volcano. Looming over the village of Malpaisillo ...  Read more

Islets of Granada (Las Isletas de Granada)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Masaya

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

If you’re looking for handmade jewelry while in Nicaragua, or locally made rocking chairs, hammocks, and traditional blouses, just head to the city of Masaya. ...  Read more

Masaya Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlán)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

In most cases, a city right on a lake—as Managua is on Lake Managua—would be a city embracing its waterfront. In this case, however, the lake was unfortunately ...  Read more

Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Ometepe Island (Isla de Ometepe)

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

With its pair of volcanic peaks shrouded in mist and rising up from the waters of Nicaragua Lake, Ometepe Island paints a hauntingly beautiful landscape for ...  Read more

National Palace of Culture

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

One of the most impressive neoclassical buildings in Nicaragua, Managua’s National Palace of Culture is home to the National Museum, the National Archives, ...  Read more

Tiscapa Historical National Park

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

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 ...  Read more

Casa de los Tres Mundos

If you’re interested in cultural events while in Nicaragua’s Granada, make Casa de los Tres Mundos part of your itinerary. This non-profit arts and cultural ...  Read more

Catarina

From bougainvillea to orchids, dahlias and jasmine, the little town of Catarina overflows with flowers and herbs which tumble from the nurseries, gardens, and ...  Read more

Flor de Caña Rum Factory

Latin America is as well known for its rum production as it is for its rum consumption.  A tour of the Flor de Cana Rum Factory offers travelers the ...  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 ...  Read more

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