HIGHLIGHTS OF NICARAGUA
The architecture in Granada and León. Both cities have magnificent examples of colonial, neoclassical, and baroque architecture, and in León these can be seen from the roof of Central America’s highest cathedral.
Volcano trekking. Nicaragua is littered with spectacular volcanoes which are fantastic for climbing, but the most accessible is Masaya, which has a huge smoke-puffing crater that you can drive right up to.
The nature on Ometepe Island. Take a dip in Ometepe’s beautiful mountain lagoon – filled with emerald waters and surrounded by rainforest, birds, and howler monkeys.
Lolling in hammocks. San Juan del Sur is the place to head for a lovely easygoing feel, fantastic surfing, and delicious seafood. Keep your eyes peeled between August and November for turtles laying their eggs on the beaches, and an extraordinary migration of hermit crabs at sunset.
The jaw-dropping Lake Nicaragua - this is the only freshwater lake in the world that is home to sharks!