Nicaragua has endless opportunities to explore its unique blend of landscapes of charming countrysides, spectacular beaches, snow-capped mountains, lush green jungles and mysterious rivers. It is the perfect destination to experience eco-tourism with many of its gorgeous landscapes unspoilt and maintaining its stunning natural beauty. Be welcomed by friendly people as you explore its colonial cities and authentic markets, there’s also active volcanoes, tropical cloud forests and plenty of hiking and kayaking trails waiting for you to explore.
Destination Nicaragua, a virtual guide to this country in the center of the Central American isthmus, bordering both the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic Ocean) and the North Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Costa Rica and Honduras, and it shares maritime borders with Colombia and El Salvador.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, it occupies an area of 130,370 km², compared it is somewhat larger than half the size of the United Kingdom or slightly smaller than the state of New York.
The country has a variety of climates and terrains, its landscape offers extensive coastal plains at the Atlantic, lowlands at the Pacific and interior mountains in the central highlands. Highest point is the peak of Cerro Mogoton, the stated elevation might be incorrect – figures vary between 2,094 m, 2,107 m and 2,438 m above sea level, but anyway, Pico Mogoton the highest mountain in the country. Nicaragua is famous for a lot of lakes and volcanoes. The two largest fresh water lakes in Central America, Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua, are located there.
The country has a population of 6.2 million people (est. in 2017). Capital and largest city is Managua, almost one quarter of the country’s population lives in the city. Spoken languages are Spanish (official), and several regional recognized languages like Miskito, Rama, Sumo, Miskito Coastal Creole, Garifuna, and Rama Cay Creole.