10 places in Nicaragua that you should visit in 2016 • El Nuevo Diario

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In 2015, Nicaragua, the land of lakes and volcanoes was inaugurated as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Central America, that, thanks to its natural beauties, and the promotion and development of new options for recreation and tourism infrastructure works they are opening across the country.

El Almendro

Three mighty waterfalls and wide on the bed of the Rio Tepenaguazapa that flows around the town of El Almendro, are the main attraction of this cattle town in the department of Rio San Juan.

Three mighty and wide waterfalls on the river bed Tepenaguazapa circulating around the town of El Almendro form the main attraction of this town.

Three mighty and wide waterfalls on the bed of the Rio Tepenaguazapa that flows around the town of El Almendro, are the main attraction of this cattle town in the department of Rio San Juan.

San Cristobal volcano

On the slopes of this giant of fire and sand is a growing amount of tourist activity including hiking, climbing to his smoking cone, bird watching and wildlife, and other recreational activities organized by the community, in addition to accommodation in environmentally friendly hotels.


At the top of the Loma de Tiscapa, the highest hill of the old town of Managua, rises majestically the silhouette of the General of free men Augusto C. Sandino, illuminated at night by a halo of streetlights that contrast with the gray sky and one of the “Tree of Life”, similar to those the government installed along the Avenida Bolivar and several roundabouts.


Nicaragua has one of the richest natural resources in Central America, including one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes and some of the longest rivers in the Isthmus countries, therefore, along its rugged geography, massifs top of dozens of rivers are born that supply the valley and surrounding cities in their eternal journey to the sea or the Great Lakes.


Just 26 kilometers from Managua is Nindirí ,, picturesque town of Masaya.– Just 26 kilometers from Managua is Nindirí ,, picturesque town of Masaya. –

Just 26 kilometers from Managua, capital of Nicaragua, is Nindirí, a picturesque town located in Masaya department. In the last 20 years the town has transformed its urban landscape into a growing tourist attraction site.The city counts among its attractions, two museums, the Archaeological Museum and Tenderí Nacudari ethnographic museum.


It is a village of fishermen who lived its time of splendor when large logging companies used it as a lake port to ship the precious woods that abounded in the forests of southeastern Nicaragua. Morrito is a new tourist destination to discover; for its history, scenic beauty and its high potential for water sports like kayaking, artisanal fishing and boating.

Hacienda Los Malacos

A walk in true harmony with nature. Rowboats on placid waters of three indoor canals bordering lush tropical islands; guises, magpies, gray herons and welcome you to enjoy the new tourist option provided by Hacienda Los Malacos Ecological Park, located on the outskirts of the colonial city of Granada.

Community tourism in LAS ISLETAS

The 360 ​​islands that has the largest freshwater lake water of Central America, Nicaragua or Lake Nicaragua, invite an encounter with nature and relax in community hostels that the inhabitants of this earthly paradise have created.

Islets of Granada.– Islets of Granada. –

Hacienda Santa Lastenia

The Santa Lastenia offers visitors a unique experience, as well as letting you know about the process of production of rice, invites you to enjoy a picnic and walking on forest trails to the river where you can go kayaking, paddle- or motor-boating; either way, you are sure to enjoy your visit and the scenic beauty of the area.

Puerto Diaz

The first news about the existence of this chontaleño town dates back to the beginnings of the Spanish colonization, when the Spanish captain Diego Machuca and Alonso Calero, in his journey through the drain looking for the “sweet sea” –as told him the Spanish Nicaragua– the Great Lake called at these shores in April 1539.

Source: 10 lugares de Nicaragua que debes visitar en el 2016 • El Nuevo Diario

These are truly some of the “off-the-beaten-path” places to visit in Nicaragua! Quite a few of them I had never before heard of…not that I’m some kind of expert but it just goes to show you that there are so many lovely out-of-the-way spots to visit in this country that the list seems to never end!

Hey reader, watcha think?