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Published: March 8th 2022
The name Nicaragua translates to ‘Surrounded by Water’ which makes one think that the name of this Central American country may have been coined based on its location.
Surrounded by the Caribbean to the East, the Pacific Ocean to the West, and bordered by the Honduras and Costa Rica, this nation is considered by many to be one of the best hidden gems across all of Central America because of the vast natural resources found within its borders including large lakes, huge volcanoes, large swathes of tropical rainforests, and a very vibrant culture.
On visiting the interior of Nicaragua, get ready for a magical experience; seeing things you’ve never seen before while at the same time, enjoying luxurious experiences unique to this land.
Want to enjoy the best of Nicaragua? Here are a few things you should consider trying out while here provided by Carmen's Luxury Travel blog
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Jicarao is one of the private islands located among the Granada islands in Lake Nicaragua. It is home to the National Geographic Unique Eco-Lodge – one of the best places for luxury lodges globally.
This upscale lodge
which can be accessed after a very short boat ride from the UNESCO recognized City of Granada is the perfect hideout for those looking to spend a few nights in a luxury getaway location.
While in Jicarao, you can book a few nights (or as many you like) in one of the private Casitas at the eco lodge and do exactly what makes you tick. From swimming at an infinity pool, sampling rich cocktails prepared with a local twist, taking part in yoga, sunning yourself while lazing in a hammock to enjoying tasty gourmet dishes prepped by world class chefs; nothing is taboo in Jicarao.
While at the lodge, always remember that the staff there are at your beck and call; this means that they will move the skies to make sure that all your wants are met.
A visit to Nicaragua would be incomplete without a hike across Mombacho Trails
Being the home of volcanoes in Central America, it would be in bad taste if you didn’t take a hike up Mt. Mombacho which rises 1,344 meters above sea level while in Nicaragua.
As a visitor, you can hire
a tour guide and hike up one of the three main trails that lead to the lush peaks and exquisitely formed craters of Mombacho. While at the zenith of Mombacho, you’ll be able to admire the panoramic views of all the islands found in Lake Nicaragua as well as the scenic views of the surrounding regions.
Take a Private Tour of Granada
Granada which was founded in 1524, is the oldest colonial city that can be found in the Americas. To find out more about Granada and Nicaragua, all you need to do is to take pay a visit to Cathedral Square (there a lot of local guides within the city). While touring Granada, make sure that you try out its signature local Nica food – Vigoron.
Experience Nature at its Best
Juan Venado island is a protected nature reserve that is located opposite Las Penitas, a small fishing village and which lies 22 kilometres outside the City of Leon. This reserve can be accessed by kayaks (for those who are adventurous), or by motorboat.
From May through to November, this reserve which also happens to be a coastal wetland area, acts as a nesting place for Olive Ridley Turtles. Since there are no human habitants on the island, you will be able to enjoy a lot of peace and tranquillity as you explore the best of nature in the area.
Between the island and the coast, watch out for a mangrove forest which is also home to a variety of bird species.
Visit The Boutique R&R
The Mukul Hotel, a one of a kind luxury hotel in Central America, was built by Carlos Pellas and it was designed to capture the essence of Nicaragua. This hotel contains a lot of luxuries including a David McLay Kid Golf Course and offers visitors a lot of exciting and unique experiences including mountain biking through the Nicaraguan jungles, nature treks, 6 themed casitas, helicopter rides, a hilltop spa, and a private sanctuary.
The Emerald Coast in Nicaragua is an ideal place for both beginner and seasoned surfers. Here, you can enjoy some of the best surfing winds across the year and when taking a break, enjoy some of the finest dishes and drinks at the La Mesa restaurant located at Mukul.
Enjoy Nicaragua’s Famed Coffee Beans
Nicaragua, among other Central American countries, is renowned as one of the best producers of coffee beans in the world. At Selva Negra, you’ll get to enjoy some of the best coffee processed in the country, learn about the history of coffee in the country, as well as the social programs that have been created as a result of the coffee industry.
Check Out One of the Best Diving Sites in Central America
If you enjoy diving, the Corn Islands which are located on the Caribbean coast borders of Nicaragua is the home of Blowing Rock, the best diving site in the country. This area has a lot of unique marine life that you will likely not see anywhere else in Central America.
As you can see, Nicaragua
has so much to offer you and much more that has not been mentioned in this article. The warmth of the people and the welcome you receive goes without saying in such a beautiful part of the world.
We hope this info serves you well in getting a taste of Nicaragua.
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