Discover Nicaragua

Framed both by an Atlantic coastline of remote mangrove labyrinths and by a Pacific coast stretch of surf-washed bays and beaches, Nicaragua offers a still-maturing travel industry of chic new hotels, clubs, and restaurants; Granada is a blossoming ex-pat hotspot.

While the casual traveler can certainly appreciate the familiar comforts between a horse ride among the villas and a homecooked meal in the company of friendly hosts, the majority of Nicaragua travel requires a patient spirit, one willing to make the necessary compromises in the name of adventure. Daring independents–especially those with some conversational Spanish and a willingness to use it–can find some of life’s greatest adventures amongst the volcanic heat and Caribbean cool of Nicaragua’s diverse landscape.

Check out the suggested itineraries, the where-to-gos and what-to-dos, because even the most independent of adventurous souls need a good place to get started.

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Travel Maps of Nicaragua

Download free, printable maps of Nicaragua for your personal use.

Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are over forty maps of Nicaragua. Maps cover the cities of Granada and Managua, San Juan del Sur and the Southwest Coast, the diving hotspot of the Corn Islands, and more.

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Map of The Solentiname Islands, Nicaragua

The Solentiname Islands

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