In the capital city of Managua, start delving into the country's culture, strong in folklore, performing arts and religious traditions. You'll notice remnants of Spanish influence in everything from the theatrics of a holiday parade to the language and the cuisine.
San Cristobal is the country's tallest volcano, and a popular site for outdoor enthusiasts to hike and enjoy the rugged landscape. With a rental car in Nicaragua, you'll have the freedom to spend as much or as little time as you like appreciating this nearly 6,000 foot tall stratovolcano. Other sought after attractions are the Corn Islands, just off the coast in the Caribbean. On Big and Little Corn, you will be greeted with perfect sandy beaches, azure water and vibrant coral reefs to dive or snorkel.
Nicaragua is a small country wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf Coast. It's a country that is comprised of beaches, lakes, and volcanoes. Managua is the most populated region of the country, and this is a city all travelers should spend at least a couple of days in! Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport is located 11 km from the city center of Nicaragua's capital, Managua.
Only 2.5 hours away and 133 km along the Panamerican highway, travelers can access one of the world's best surf spots at San Juan del Sur. Whether you surf or not, this is the beach you'll want to visit when traveling in Nicaragua.
Only 82 km and 1.5 hours away is the old Nicaraguan city León Viejo. León Viejo is located north along the Pacific coast and it's in close proximity to the Momotombo volcano. It's a historical city that's perfect for visiting on a daytrip. You can also visit the León Department where the university is.
Only an hour north of Leon Viejo is Volcan Cerro Negro. Enjoy the scenic route along NIC-22. You can climb up the volcano and slide down it in what is known as ?volcano boarding?. It's an up-and-coming popular activity amongst Nicaraguans and tourists alike, and it's something you can only do in very few places in the world.
Along both coasts you will experience small town life in Nicaragua. The best way to see this entire country is by car. It's the easiest, safest, and most convenient way of getting around and seeing the most of this beautiful Central American country. Plus, by renting a car as soon as you arrive at Managua's airport, you can start your vacation sooner!
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