Nicaragua

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SMILE. YOU’VE LANDED IN NICARAGUA.

Nicaragua has a long history of charming its visitors. Migrating northern tribes stopped here over 6,000 years ago, with successive waves following over the next five millennia. In the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors wrote glowing reviews of the land’s fertility, mineral wealth and natural beauty. Mark Twain noted “exquisite panoramas,” “wonderful waterfalls”, and “intoxicating pictures” during his 1867 transit of the isthmus.

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Nicaragua Map
CAPITAL  MANAGUA

LANGUAGE  SPANISH

CURRENCY  CÓRDOBA

READ  THE JAGUAR SMILE

TASTE  TOSTONES

SIP  RUN

EXPERIENCE  SURFING THE PACIFIC COAST

Today, Nicaragua is often called “the next Costa Rica”—a comment on its vacation potential and blossoming collection of boutique hotels and restaurants. Nicaragua really is one of the most beautiful countries in Central America. It also happens to be the largest: 49,998 square miles of tropical forest, volcanic Sierra, rolling plains, and sunny beaches.

Nicaragua Managua

Nearly 80 national parks and nature reserves protect the territory’s wild areas—home to monkeys, jaguars, manatees, and 700 bird species. Throughout the country, sunny colonial cities will enchant you with their atmosphere and hospitality.

Nicaragua Pacific Coast

This “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” has so much to offer adventurous travelers. Here you can hike over a dozen volcanic summits, ride zip-lines, surf the Pacific, and try your luck deep-sea fishing for dorado and sailfish. Other options include birdwatching, diving, horseback riding and moonlit excursions to sea turtle nesting beaches.

Granada Nicaragua

Most travelers arrive in Managua, the nation’s lakeside capital. This airport receives direct flights from both Miami (2.5 hours) and Atlanta (under 4 hours). Regional flights connect Managua to San Jose and Panama City, with private transfers available from northern Costa Rica and southern Honduras.

Masaya Nicaragua

In general, the best time to visit is December through March, when the rains have passed but the landscape is still fresh and green. September and November mark the height of the May to November rainy season.

Nicaragua coffee cherries

“I did not think I had ever seen a people, even in India and Pakistan where poets were revered, who valued poetry as much as the Nicaraguans.” – Salman Rushdie

LANDED plans itineraries and arranges travel throughout Nicaragua and its neighbor nations. We organize luxury accommodation, private transportation, and tours with expert guides. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.

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Casa Madera Nicaragua

CASA MADERA

Set on the beachfront in Playa Manzanillo, Nicaragua, Casa Madera is the finest beach house in Nicaragua.

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CORN ISLANDS

GRANADA

LAKE COCIBOLCA

LEON

MANAGUA

MORGAN’S ROCK

NATIONAL PARKS OF NICARAGUA

NICARAGUA’S NORTHERN HIGHLANDS

RIO SAN JUAN

SAN JUAN DEL SUR

TRAVEL
GUIDES

MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu is a city of gods. In the same breath, it bears witness to the power of the human imagination. Towering amongst the clouds, suspended between the Amazon and Andes, each rock seems hitched to the moon, sun, and stars.