While most plans to travel to Europe or Asia, this little paradise is hidden under their noses.
Nicaragua is a tropical country, has an amazing history and culture awakens your exotic side from the moment you arrive. Travel experts say will become a super destination 2015. After all is home to Granada or also known as the “Paris of Central America.” The country is very zen and is full of nice places to relax. If you consider the food, the people and the incredible nature, you conclude that this site is really epic. Here we explain why you should be on your list for this 2015 and forever:
1. It has one of the oldest cities in the Americas
Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadors, Granada is a delightful little box of treasures at the foot of a volcano. Visit is a trip back in time where you journey through busy streets of colonial style, churches, houses and shops.
2. But every quiet little town is historic
Lonely Planet describes it as: “A lot of people fall in love with Granada, but most left his heart in Leon”. The spectacular colonial town exudes art galleries, old churches, political graffiti and pop cafes.
3. This country is uninterrupted nature
Almost a fifth of the total territory of Nicaragua is protected by national parks or nature reserves. This means that there are more volcanoes, rainforests, valleys, beaches and islands to explore without encountering other human beings.
4. There are tons of volcanoes to climb
Especially striking is the Conception, which is still active volcano (do not worry, it only takes 7 to 10 hours climb). Try the others as well.
5. The sliding volcanoes is a real sport
Just a little scary.
6. It is truly the universal adventure capital
If you are not climbing a volcano or touring a rain forest, definitely you will find yourself immersed in Somoto Canyon, which was undiscovered until 2004.
7. There are real pirate islands
The Corn Islands were a hideout for buccaneers in the seventeenth century. Today, are spectacular islands with huts cheap shirts that nobody ever talks.
8. Other islands have even more curious stories
The Solentiname (a group of 36 islands in the largest lake in Central America) have their own style of art called primitivist, thanks to a priest who taught painting at the natives during the ’60s.
9. The food tastes as good as it looks
Fresh seafood, bananas and rice have a standard rate, and you could spend days admiring the colorful local markets.
10. Coffee is subtle and sweet
A distinctly bean sweetness of a fruit grows under the shade of exotic trees coffee plantations Nicaragua, many of which are small and maintained by families. In a tour you know what causes it (and it does get different flavors).
11. It is a great beach party
San Juan del Sur, a town on the Pacific side of the country, offers fishing, surfing, yoga and a full list of beach bars Let’s surf!
12. But you will be the only human in some of these beaches
The Pearl Cays are one of the most important turtle feeding areas in the world. To bathe in its waters, you will find otters, dolphins and lobsters.
13. You can really escape but luxuriously
Thanks to the lucky travelers who have already realized the charm of Nicaragua, there are many high quality tropical locations that are far enough so that you feel totally disconnected. Just as we like.
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