Nicaragua, in Central America, borders Honduras and Costa Rica, and is a land of striking diversity from its eastern jungle lowlands bordering the Caribbean to its towering volcanoes, gorgeous colonial towns and coffee estates, as well as the largest lake in Central America and the wild beaches of its Pacific coast, just made for relaxing and surfing.
Nicaragua is a land of striking beauty, from tropical rainforests, rugged highlands, remote beaches and fertile plains to serenely beautiful Lake Nicaragua. It is the largest country in Central America but also one of the least explored. Bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south, about half of Nicaragua’s territory consists of the eastern lowlands, known as the Mosquito Coast, which extend 40 miles inland from the Caribbean. Nicaragua has no shortage of attractions with volcanoes to climb, rainforests brimming with wildlife, and gorgeous colonial cities to explore, chief among which are Granada and Leon. The Pacific beaches are unspoiled, while the markets offer colorful arts and crafts. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Nicaragua:
- Stay at secluded Jicaro Island on Lake Nicaragua and take yoga classes over looking the Mombacho Volcano
- Explore the beautiful Spanish colonial town of Granada with a traditional horse drawn carriage ride
- Relax or learn to surf on the Pacific Coast staying at the Mukul Resort & Spa