Nicaragua, a lot to discover and enjoy

Nicaragua is located in the heart of America, bordered by two oceans; many lakes, rivers, islands, a strip of active and inactive volcanoes and green mountains that rise up behind the wooded fog of the north.

The culture of Nicaragua is an indigenous, African and Spanish mixture that results in an invaluable history, traditions, gastronomy and architecture.

Leon and Granada Colonial cities are, the ancient in the country, their beauty perplexes any traveler, given its colonial, neoclassical and baroque architecture. Among the attractions of these colonial jewels are its people and buildings that date 400 years back.

León and Granada cities preserve houses with thick walls of adobe ( typical  clay for building) and taquezal ( mixture of clay with wood), large courtyards and sidewalks that allow families to sit down in the afternoon to talk, their churches keep masterpieces and one of them (Cathedral of León) escorts the tomb of the insigne and greatest  poet, Rubén Darío.

Caribbean Coast: it is the second most populated area of Nicaragua, after Managua. A diverse and multi-ethnic region, with mountains, crystal-clear beaches and white sand, rich in marine biodiversity and rich gastronomic, linguistic and folkloric, is multicultural.

This region of Nicaragua is one of the main tourist attractions in the country, it hosts impressive destinations such as Corn Island, Pearl Lagoon, Miskito Cays, unique celebrations such as Palo de Mayo (May Pole) and King Pulanka (it’s a traditional Miskito dances where they perform the figures of a king and queen, remembering the years when the Miskitos had kings and queens).

Sun and beach: the Pacific region of Nicaragua has an extensive list of options for lovers of the sun and the beach; from the department of Chinandega to Rivas there are almost 30 beaches, all of them with different natural scenarios, ready for tourists to enjoy all year round.

Many of these beaches are ideal for surfing, have perfect coasts, warm waters, or are simply ideal for sunbathing. Some, sparsely populated, ideal for relaxing and others with a wide tourist offer, for all tastes.

Natural North: Greater territorial extension nation in Central America has five departments characterized by having fresh mountains and nebliselva (forest with fog) forests. The climate is cool and cloudy, its rural towns, the economy focuses on the production of coffee, corn, basic grains and tobacco.

The north of the country maintains its living traditions with their  mazurkas and polkas (popular music performed instrumentally or sung using a that has been incorporated as folk music and dance in Nicaragua), artisans of clay, marmolina stone, tuscany, cities full of history, with simple and warm people, the cradle of great national artists.

Culture and tradition: Was born of the result of the miscegenation of indigenous people with Spanish conquerors.

Masaya, known as the capital of folklore, has a variety of religious and cultural traditions, has a wide gastronomy and different dances that evoke diverse contexts of our history. Masaya is also the cradle of artisans, specialists in wood, textile, clay and leather.

Meanwhile, Carazo represents pride and identity by hosting one of the most important theater performances in the country and a World Heritage Site, El Güegüense, a fusion of indigenous and Spanish cultures, where theater, dance and music are mixed.

Rural Adventure and experiences: in the south center of Nicaragua there are Boaco, Chontales and Río San Juan departments; they share Cocibolca Lake and they are characterized by their livestock culture, becoming the main producing areas of milk and meat in the country. They offer rural and historical tourism, have a pleasant climate due to its green mountains and nature reserves that function as the lungs of Nicaragua and Central America.