The beautiful and multicultural Republic of Nicaragua, which connects the two hemispheres of the Americas, is an unexplored land full of beauty, inhabited by warm and friendly people, one of the best Central American destinations. The Nicaraguan territory bordering Costa Rica and Honduras south to north. Its east coast is washed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, while its west side enjoys the waves of the Pacific Ocean. In this tropical country can enjoy a varied landscape made up of lakes, rivers, volcanoes, lush forests, golden beaches dream by the sun.
The climate of Nicaragua is divided into two clearly marked, a dry season (December to May) and rainy (June to November). While there is a time when the climate makes it impossible for a country visit, the best time of the year is during the first months of the dry season (December and January) because the temperatures are lower and the landscape read more lush green. Perhaps it should go to prevent late dry season (April-May) as the ground is cracked and dusty environment. It is important to note that Nicaraguans spend the Easter season on the beaches, so if you have the same idea, must be reserved months in advance to ensure a smooth stay.
The entry requirement for all travelers is a valid passport at least six months. In addition, some travelers have to process a visa to visit Nicaragua, these are nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Congo, North Korea, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana , Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, East Timor, Vietnam and Yemen.
The official currency of Nicaragua is the cordova. Travelers checks are not easy to change elsewhere in the capital, for the exchange and Multicambios Pinolero, banks usually do not provide this service. In hotels and restaurants of middle and upper class accepting credit card payments. As Nicaraguans córdobas can not easily change out of the country should not buy more than necessary.
Tips are not a widespread custom in the cheapest restaurants in Nicaragua, although the largest category of leave is usually 10% if the service is not included in the bill. If eaten in the open air markets is common to haggle the price.
With respect to health, there are some diseases against which precautions are recommended, these are cholera, malaria, dengue, typhoid, rabies and hepatitis.
Managua, the capital, some of the places worth visiting are the recently restored National Palace, near the Republic Square and the cathedral city, built on the lake. There are also some interesting museums such as the footprints Acahualinca, where you can see traces of people and animals fleeing the eruption of a volcano to the lake. If it is to enjoy the outdoors, you can take a swim in the ponds and lakes in volcanic craters.
Ometepe, instead of islands, is also a perfect place for those who want to learn about volcanoes and Timber (asleep) and Concepción (active). Andalusia Timber can easily climb to see the coffee plantation that is on top. The ascent to the Idea, while possible, is slightly longer and more complicated, but worth doing. This island is a tropical paradise of lush vegetation and varied fauna.
The Caribbean Coast forest was never colonized by Spain, as with the rest of the country, but remained under the British crown until 1800. In this area, the only part is accessed Bluefiels, home to various ethnic groups. For the joy that characterizes its inhabitants, this city has many clubs to dance to reggae music on weekends.
Corn Island is the perfect place to spend a few days to enjoy the classic Caribbean experience, enjoying the diving on the reefs of Corlar, music, dancing, good food, rum and beaches. At one time the island was a hiding place for pirates who were waiting to intercept the ships laden with gold that were on their way to mainland Europe.
Grenada, “Gran Sultana” is the oldest Spanish city in the country and is built in front of the imposing volcano Mombacho, on the northwest coast of Lake Nicaragua. On his departure to the Caribbean Sea, has always been an important commercial center. Today is an important literary center that retains its colonial air, ideal for strolling through the streets, visit the Columbus Park and the cathedral or enjoy a picnic by the lake.
Among the festivals of Nicaragua are the celebrations held in each town that honors its patron saint, for those who are organized representations of battles in which he satirised the Spanish conquistadors and processions in costume. Of all these celebrations are the most famous festival in Managua Toro Guaco, San Sebastian in January and in Santiago in July.
Good trip to Central America!