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    We have been to Nicaragua many times. we even purchased some beachfront land there. (Still have to build on it). It is a safe, friendly country. Grenada and Leon are both Colonial cities, but with different vibes. San Juan Del Sur is the surfer's paradise. Ometepe is an amazing volcanic island in the middle of Colciboca. And corn Islands (Big Corn and Little Corn) are amazing as well! Little corn: boat ride from hell to get there, but so worth it! no roads, only footpaths. Like Gili Islands in Indonesia, but more laid back.Divers paradise.

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    I loved Nicaragua and the country has a lot to offer -- beaches, hiking, volcanoes, colonial architecture, great seafood and plenty of outdoor activities. Less developed but much nicer than Costa Rica. Safe and relatively easy to navigate without feeling commercial.

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    As the largest country in Central America, breathtaking Nicaragua is known as 'the country of lakes and mountains’ due to its spectacular landscape. It's dotted with climbable mountains, active mountains and swimable crater lakes. Head out to The Corn Islands for superb scuba diving, explore ancient ruins and go horseback riding through the jungle at Monkey Point. Hostels as cheap as £5 per night.

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    Everyone who visits Nicaragua falls in love with the country and its people. Too bad it has a bad reputation because of what people remember from the civil war in the 1980's. Believe it or not, it's the second safest country in Latin America, and certainly safer than Costa Rica...don't take my word for it. Look it up to see I'm correct.

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    If you look for something different, i recommend Nicaragua. Not too many tourist (yet...) and some beautiful places to go. I highly recommend to visit Leon (take a sand board ride down the Cerro Negro), Granada (don't miss laguna de apollo, and try the canopy on the Mombacho), Isla Ometepe (better to stay near the Maderas mt.), Sun Juan del Sur & Playa Majagual.

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    Throughout Nicaragua you can find their classic Toña. It's a lighter beer but it's not too bad. They also have a beer called Victoria that is light and taste just as good, if not better!

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    Go if you've never been! But only if you are not arrogant! :) It is too cool of a place for arrogance!

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    rain forest here is great

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When some people think of Nicaragua, they think of the civil war of the 1970s and '80s. Let them. You'll have more of this strikingly beautiful country to yourself. The second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere (after Haiti), Nicaragua is stepping its toes into the future, but slowly. Need a taxi in colonial Granada? Try hailing a horse-drawn carriage. Looking for a beach devoid of tourists? You'll have your choice of dozens, on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. While Managua doesn't offer much for tourists, the charming town of Granada mixes colonial architecture with a backdrop of forests and a volcano (one of Nicaragua's 19, most accessible to hikers). Nearby is Lake Nicaragua, home to freshwater sharks and the twin-volcano island of Ometepe, the perfect spot for a leisurely bike ride or kayaking trip. Nicaragua's late entry into the tourism market means it's had plenty of time to consider cultural sustainability. Tourism cooperatives offer rural homestays, tours of coffee plantations and classes on Nicaraguan cooking or medicinal plants. Oh, did we mention the waves venerated by surfers world-wide, the healthy and flavorful cuisine, the sea turtle nature reserves or ... read more
the tropical rainforests?

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