Travelers to Nicaragua will encounter a captivating blend of natural beauty and vibrant culture. From the colonial charm of the small town of Granada to the imposing, twin volcanic peaks of Ometepe Island and world-class surfing along the Pacific coast, this Central American country packs in a lot of adventure for its small size.

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Planning your trip

Use these articles, resources, and guides to plan and inspire your next trip to Nicaragua.

Read Before You Go
A married couple sought an early retirement overseas 18 years ago. In an interview, they share why they chose Nicaragua and what their next adventure is.
Resources to help plan your trip
Aqua Wellness Resort lives up to its name by offering an array of services that cater to the body, mind, and soul.
It’s a whole new take on artist-in-residence programs.
One traveler shares her highlights from the Central American country.
Swimming pigs, private islands, and real-life fantasy moments: AFAR staff share their most memorable travel experiences of the year. Part II.
César Vega almost singlehandedly changed the way coffee from Nicaragua is viewed in the United States. He talks to AFAR about the inspiration and driving forces behind his work.
This Central American city is on the rise.
Explore the local crafts scene, watch fisherman take in the day’s catch, and stay in a brand-new eco-lodge.
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