Lying between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea is the majestic land of Nicaragua. The name of the country comes from a combination of two words, "nicarao" and "agua." The "Nicarao" was the Indian tribe who first occupied the shores of Lake Nicaragua when the Spaniards arrived in the 1550s while the word "Agua" is a Spanish word for water. You will find most of the population in its capital city, Managua. Vast Lake and Stratovolcano Momotombo sit on the north Managua while Granada sits on the south. The currency is Cordoba, named after Hernandez de Cordoba in 1524, who founded Granada, Nicaragua, which is the oldest city in the continental of Latin America. Visitors often visit the country mostly in November as the dry season starts from December-May while the wet season starts from June-October. There are lots of native languages; however, Spanish is the primary language of Nicaragua.
1. The Splendid Land of Lakes and VolcanoesThe presence of many breathtaking lakes, volcanoes, and rugged mountains made the country famous in Central America. You would even find the largest lake and youngest volcano here. Visitors love the black sandy slopes of some volcanoes. The experience you will encounter in Nicaragua would be so remarkable with the presence of Lakes and Volcanoes because you would have lots of sightseeing all day. The beauty and serenity of these natural landmarks will never fade away because they created a landscape. Not only is grace offered, fun activities such as hiking, but that can also be done through the rugged mountains and taking a dip into the clear waters of the lakes.
2. Memorable Stargazing ExperienceThe skies at night will be much appreciated because of the bright stars and 88 constellations. The 86 constellations can be seen clearly, and nothing is more overwhelming than seeing them freely during stargazing. Nicaragua won't fail you to its spectacular skies because the sky in the Northern Hemisphere might not be the same as the sky in the Southern Hemisphere. Still, Nicaragua has a superb equatorial location that offers the best view of these hemispheres. With just you lying on a mat, sitting in a chair, or standing with a wine in one hand, you would definitely find peace and satisfaction at night by spending your time watching the stars at night.
3. One of the Safest Countries in Central AmericaAside from the famous natural landmarks, Nicaragua ensures your safety when you visit the place. The country gained reputations for being one of the safest countries in Central America. They might be the most populated in the area, yet they have a peaceful place. Visitors would want to stay here because they would be comfortable enough to enjoy the journey, knowing the place as safe.
4. The Stunning Oldest City in Central AmericaThe place had many histories to tell because it is the oldest place in Central America. Most of the remnants of the past lie in the city of Granada, Nicaragua. The legacy of history cannot be wiped even with the presence of active volcanoes. Granada was founded because of the water exploration in the river of San Juan. The remarkable livelihood of the inhabitants you'll see in Granada lives from tobacco, cacao plantation, and donkey breeding. Granada became the central city in the country during the colonial period of Spanish because it served as the primary commercial harbors in Central America. Take a glimpse of the history of the past that made the country have the oldest city in Central America.
5. The Mouthwatering Meals Perfect for the Day Foods in Nicaragua are said to be exceptional because of both influence of the past and the modern. Visitors found these foods inexpensive and are perfect for stimulating your body for more energy for the day. Basically, the meals are corn-based, perfect for breakfast. Your grumbling stomach would find comfort once you tried some of their famous dishes. Some of it is the Nacatamal, it is a corn flour stuffed with meat such as pork. The dough of Nacatamal is traditionally made from the process of nizquezar and traditionally cooked in large batches over a wood fire. You will taste the delight, and flavor will melt on the mouth as it has mashed potatoes and vegetables too. Another enjoyable meal is Vigoron. If you stepped in the city of Granada, find some time to taste one of the prides of Nicaragua. Vigoron is a traditional meal that is delicious even with the looks of it, you will be salivated with the appearance. The food features boiled yucca, cabbage salad, and chicharron, wrapped in a banana leaf.
6. The Basic Unit of the SocietyNicaraguan values family and they are not individualistic people; that is why it became the most robust structure of society. The blood running through their veins made them close and intact when severe problems made their way to their family. Challenges are tough, but they are tougher enough to hold onto each other. The solidarity of each family will show you the foundation of society. You will appreciate the family ties of these collectivistic people and be inspired.