Nicaragua Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 46%, Nicaragua has fallen on some hard times in recent history. As a result of political upheaval and the wrath of mother nature (1998's Hurricane Mitch), the country is in the throes of a painfully slow recovery. But regardless of all this, the people still retain a warm and inviting attitude towards PlanetHoppers! One of the best ways to get to know what makes the locals tick is with a visit to Granada, where you'll be transported back in time to what Nicaragua was like years ago before things got tough. It's like a Colonial fairytale and will help you to appreciate all that was lost and understand why the locals want to recapture it so badly. Another opportunity to get to know Nicaragua is to visit the artist's community of Mercado Viejo and witness the locals practicing their craft as they have been for centuries. But perhaps the best way to get to know the Nicaraguans is to join them in one of the most unique festivals on the planet. The festival of Dia de San Jaranimo is truly incredible with festivities lasting for nearly 3 full months in honor of the country's patron saint. In the end you're bound to love the place nearly as much as the locals do.
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Trek to the top of Nicaragua's Ometepe Island, one of the most unique islands to be found anywhere in the world. It's the world's largest volcanic island found in a freshwater lake. The island's largest volcano - Concepción -....
|Coordinates:||13 00 N, 85 00 W|
|Main Languages:||Spanish, Miskito, Rama, Sumo, Miskito Coastal Creole, Garifuna, Rama Cay Creole|
|Currency:||Nicaraguan Córdoba (C$)|
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- Location: Nicaragua