Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
Nicaragua is the largest country in all of Central America and one of the safest. The country is bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west of the country, the Caribbean to the east. Nicaragua means "surrounded by water" in the Nathual language. It has a population of almost 6 million.
The capital city of Nicaragua is Managua. One quarter of the nation's population lives in Managua, making it the second largest city and metropolitan area in all of Central America. Spanish is spoken throughout the country but on the Caribbean Coast, English is also common.
The climate is tropical for most of the country. The dry season is from December to May, and the rainy season is from June to November. On the Pacific side the rainy season runs from May to November. Summer and the dry season runs from November to April.
Nicaragua's culture has strong folklore, musical and religious traditions which are deeply influenced by the Europeans. The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua was once a British colony; and unlike the west cost, the indigenous people from the Caribbean Coast have maintained distinct identities, and some speak their ancestral language.
The Nicaragua gastronomy is a mixture of Creole food and dishes of pre-Columbian origin. Traditional cuisine varies from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast. While the Pacific coast's main dishes revolve around local fruits and corn, the Caribbean cuisine makes extensive use of seafood and coconut.
Whether you visit Nicaragua's white sandy beaches, tropical forests, or its stunning colonial cities, it is guaranteed that Nicaragua will captivate old and young alike. Lakes, lagoons, forests and islands make Nicaragua a paradise for lovers of the outdoors.
GMT Nicaragua invites you to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience!