Many parts of this country are yet to be discovered by tourists, which opens up a totally new experience for you when you decide to visit Nicaragua. This Central American country has a diversity of landscapes such as volcanic peaks, rainforests and traditional villages. There is very little in the way of tourism infrastructure outside of the larger centers, which adds to the "off the beaten path" appeal of Nicaragua.
At Leon, you can visit the largest cathedral in Central America and enjoy the artistic flavor of the city. The natural hot springs of Hervideros de San Jacinto are a popular tourist destination as well as the city of Granada with its colonial style buildings. You can take a boat ride to see the coral reefs of the Corn Islands. You won't have to battle crowds to find a spot on the exquisite sandy beaches. If you want to see the wildlife of the country in its native habitat, you should visit the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, where you will see jaguars, manatees and other species of birds and animals.
You will have to allot several days for your visit to Managua in order to see all that this city has to offer. Around this city there are many volcanic lagoons and the opportunities to engage in a wide variety of water sports. You can take a boat ride across Lake Managua to see the Momotombo volcano that is still active. There are also many villages gathered at the base of this volcano. Other activities you can enjoy include taking a canopy tour of the rainforest, a kayaking trip on Lake Nicaragua or hike through the Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve. San Juan, on the Pacific Coast of the country is the place to visit if you want to surf the huge waves.
In the cities of Managua and Granada there are many hotels, some of which are 4 and 5-star hotels. There are also accommodation available on the Pan-American Highway. In most of the country ecotourism is developing so there are lodges and self-catering units available.