Imagine a country filled with undisturbed beaches, culture infused cities, more than 50 volcanoes, stunning tropical vegetation, and accommodations that make you feel like part of the community. Does that sound right up your alley? Nicaragua may be just the place for your next vacation.

1. Beaches

If you are searching for the ideal place to catch the rays and enjoy the ocean, look no further. Nicaragua has an unbelievable stretch of beach front. You can even pick and choose what color of sand you would like to play in, and for that matter, whichever body of water you’d like. You have the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and many inland bodies of water to choose from. If you want the tranquility of gentle ocean waves and no crowd, you got it. If you want the active, playful beaches with a hustle and bustle to it, you can have that too! From surfing to snorkeling beautiful reefs to sunbathing. Nicaragua has the beach experience you are looking for! Oh yeah, and for you surfers out there, you may have found a new paradise.

2. Cities

The colonial cities of Nicaragua are simply beautiful. Cobblestone streets, magnificent churches, museums, and bright colors will have you captivated. Granada, founded in the 1500s by Spanish explorers, is the country’s biggest tourist attraction. The capital of Managua is just an hour away where you can see the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a big Nicaraguan city. Another city that may catch you interest is Leon. Although this town may seem like it is crumbling a bit, it has every bit of character you would hope for. Did I mention that this is also packed with young people, beautiful art galleries, and great museums?

3. Volcanoes

Known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua has at least 19 volcanoes in which almost all of them are active. The island of Isla de Ometepe has two of its very own, Maderas and Concepcion. You can reach this island by a ferry from Granada or San Jorge. There are plenty of volcano hikes for all skill levels and ages. For the thrill seekers out there, you may like to visit Cerro Negro, a volcano 2,400 ft. from sea level. This is the home to the very popular sport, volcano boarding, and it’s exactly like it sounds. You “board”/slide down the side of a volcano. Maybe you’ll find a new sport to love!

4. Tropical Vegetation

Almost one-fifth of the country is a national park or nature reserve. You will find lush tropical jungles and cloud forests unlike anything you’ve ever seen. These unspoiled rainforests are home to seven percent of the planet’s biodiversity. One great way to experience this is to take a canopy tour. Ranging anywhere from 10 ft. to 100 ft. in the air, you can experience life in a tropical rainforest. Along with being in a world of tropical greens, the wildlife you will see is countless. From birds and monkeys to reptiles and big cats, the rainforests in Nicaragua won’t leave you disappointed.

5. Accommodations

One of the absolute best things about this country is the way you are treated. The people are kind, the cuisine is mouthwatering, and the hotels make you feel right at home. Mango Rosa resort is one of the finest to stay at. Located just a couple hours from the airport in the jungle, this cozy getaway is the perfect combo of comfort and escape. With some of the very best beaches just minutes away, the activities you can partake in are endless. If you want to relax at the resort, the Mango Rosa staff welcomes you back for a luxurious time, whether that is sipping cocktails, enjoying a fresh catch from the ocean, or relaxing by the pool. No matter what you choose to do, you are guaranteed to have an outstanding experience.


Nicaragua is full of endless opportunities. Their amazing beaches, volcano hikes, colonial cities, and exquisite accommodations will leave you wanting more.
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Nestled just east of the Rocky Mountains in Billings, Montana, we have shared our love of adventure with our guests since 1974. Our insider’s knowledge and key contacts in each destination allow us to offer unique experiences and encounters that give our guests an in-depth feel for the local people and their way of life. Our trips are designed to deliver surprising luxury with an absence of pretension. We’ve done our research and know the best accommodations in each region. Austin Adventures considers every guest to be a VIP and regardless of destination, always aims to deliver on your high standards for luxury, quality and comfort.