Little Corn beach, sunset, Corn Islands, Nicaragua

Nicaragua Holidays

This relatively untouched culture is overflowing with rare and wonderful wildlife, colonial architecture and an ample sprinkling of luxury hotels.

Once isolated from information, Nicaragua has reinvented itself and it is us who are out of touch with the country of today. Challenge your preconceptions and discover an understated laidback country that will charm and put a smile on your face. Now is the time to travel to Nicaragua before others discover the joys of a country rich in scenery, wildlife and culture.

Chestnut Mandibled Toucan, Nicaragua
Nicaragua

Why we like Nicaragua

Nicaragua is rich in biodiversity with sparkling rivers, rainforest, dense mangrove and some beautiful islands, both in the Caribbean and also in the huge inland sea of Lake Nicaragua.

Culturally it is equally diverse from bucolic rural villages to the colonial cities of Granada and Leon, from the compelling and curious pre-Columbian pottery in display in El Ceibo Museum to the world-class art museum of Ortiz Gurdian. But above all, it is about the people.

Granada Cathedral, Granada, Nicaragua
Granada, Nicaragua

What to expect on your holiday to Nicaragua

Bounded by the Caribbean and the Pacific, Nicaragua is the largest Central American country. There are 27 volcanoes in Nicaragua eight of which are active – Masaya is one of a handful of volcanoes in the world where you can see an active lava lake. Nicaragua’s infrastructure has not really gathered pace yet and the typical Central American somewhat delayed response time means that most things happen – eventually. If you can accept that way of travelling, you will find a very beautiful country with not only a rich plant and wildlife but also the impressive faded, grandeur of Spanish colonialism.

Explore Nicaragua

  • Corn Islands
  • Granada
  • Leon
  • Reserva Natural Miraflor
  • Ometepe Island

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Morgans Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge, Two Bedroom Ocean View Villa Private Terrace, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Stay in an Eco-Lodge

Tucked into the forest canopy, stay in an eco-lodge with views of the ocean below.

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Turtles on the beach, Nicaragua

La Flor Wildlife Refuge

Visit La Flor Wildlife Refuge and watch thousands of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.

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Mantled Howler Monkey, Nicaragua

Hiking in Nicaragua

Hike through the forest where monkeys roar from the tree canopy.

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Ash boarding down Cerro Negro Volcano in Nicaragua

Ash Boarding

Travel down the slopes of Cerro Negro volcano on an ash board.

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San Jacinto boiling mud holes

San Jacinto

Visit the village of San Jacinto with its bubbling mud pools.

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Morgans Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge, Estuary Kayaking, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Reserva Natural Isla Juan Venado

Kayak the brackish waters of Reserva Natural Isla Juan Venado.

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Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua

Volcan Cerro Negro

Hike the blackened slopes of Volcan Cerro Negro.

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El Salto de la Estanzuela

El Salto de la Estanzuela

Visit the beautiful El Salto de la Estanzuela waterfall that tumbles 40ft into a lagoon.

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Coffee Beans, South America

Matagalpa

Visit the coffee Capital of Nicaragua and sample the intense flavours.

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Chestnut Mandibled Toucan, Nicaragua

Bird Watching

Trek trails for some superb bird watching opportunities.

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Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, Nicaragua

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

John Faithfull

This volcanic country offers an epic landscape of smoking cones, and one of John’s recommendations is to climb the young cindercone of Cerro Negro before tumbling down a vertiginous slope of light and (fairly) forgiving pumice scree.

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