Nicaragua is scattered with pretty beaches, colonial towns and retains wonderfully unspoilt corners. Caroline Maber, head of our Latin America division, gives her insights on this thrilling destination and reveals what makes it so captivating.
I fell completely head over heels in love with Nicaragua in a way that I haven’t anywhere else in Latin America. There may be a limited choice of comfortable hotels but the well-located few are mainly intimate, boutique properties with buckets of character and great, relaxed service in stunning locations. Here are just a handful of reasons why you should travel to this captivating, underrated country:
The varied scenery
Close to 20% of Nicaragua is protected by designated national parks, nature reserves and biological reserves. There are equally awesome, contrasting beaches on either coast, with the perfect mixture of white sands and clear turquoise seas on the Caribbean side, and rugged, rocky coastal beauty on its Pacific shores. Inland, the landscape comprises active volcanoes, jungle, lakes and lagoons.