Nicaragua is a Latin American country located south of Honduras and north of Costa Rica. The capital, Managua, is located on the West Coast of the country and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, while the Caribbean Ocean is located on the opposite side. If you are looking for a travel destination that will offer you plenty of sunshine, beautiful waves for surfing and a diverse nature composed of volcanoes, beaches and lakes, Nicaragua is the ideal place for you! In addition, the country is home to one of the largest statues of Jesus, almost 134 m high.
Located south of the capital, the Masaya volcano is one of the few active volcanoes in the country. In order to get the best experience during your trip, we recommend visiting it in the evening for an extraordinary show, composed of lava and sunset, all accompanied by the moon. The Cerro Negro volcano, on the other hand, offers you a most amusing activity. It is indeed possible to slide down the ash-filled slopes on a wooden board!
Located on Lake Nicaragua, Las Isletas are a group of 365 small islands equally charming from each other. Lovers of non-motorized water sports will be delighted as they can explore the area by kayak, by boat and even by paddle board. These islands are a real paradise for nature lovers and a perfect place for animal watching (including monkeys). You can even find luxurious houses on some islands.
The city of San Juan del Sur is well known for fishing. It is also a small paradise for surfers. Playa Maderas and Playa Hermosa, nearby beaches, are excellent to practice this sport. The first beach promises imposing waves for the more experienced amateurs. The second offers surfing on a one kilometre-long beach and also the chance to relax in the sun and enjoy the view.
Third largest city in the country, Granada will seduce you with its many buildings of colonial architecture remarkably intact. Many tourists visit it every year because it is charming and picturesque. Take advantage of your stay to stroll through its streets and admire its many colonial houses, its cathedral and its train station. The city promises you a visit rich in history!
On the Caribbean Sea side, there are two islands, known as the Corn Islands. Unlike the beaches at the other end of the country, the Eastern side beaches are made of much finer sand and a beautiful turquoise sea. Relax in one of its hammocks while listening to the enchanting sound of the waves, enjoy a local dish in one of its small restaurants or explore the area at your own pace.
The official currency in Nicaragua is the Córdoba. In most cases, the U.S. dollar is also accepted.
Voltage and frequency (120V and 60Hz) in Nicaragua are the same as in Canada. However, electrical outlets have only two flat pins. Bring a converter and a power adapter.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
For travel requirements such as vaccination, quarantine, PCR testing, we recommend reviewing the Sherpa tool.
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