Nicaragua Travel

By Mo Krochmal | Nicaragua is a great travel bargain, a destination for the frugal and the luxury minded, and safer than many of its Central American neighbors.

Global Ranking Of Happiness Has Happy News For Norway And Nicaragua

Norway can be frigid. And the winters bring lots of darkness. But it's the happiest nation in world, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report.<p>Denmark comes in at #2, followed by Iceland and Switzerland. Finland takes 5th place. And, it turns out, these countries have more in common than a …

Happiness

Unspoiled Beauty: Your Guide to the Gorgeous Terrains of Nicaragua

<i>This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Latina magazine.</i><p>With a dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, <b>Nicaragua</b> has shed its political past to become the eco-surf "It" destination for in-the-know travelers. Here's all you need to know:<p><b>Granada</b><p>There’s a photo op at …

Nicaragua provides rich diversity of activities

"Don't worry, those aren't gunshots," said Jairo Robles, our guide in Nicaragua, no doubt noticing me jump at each pop.<p>Good to know. In fact, despite …

10 Tips for Living in Nicaragua

Finding a Home in Nicaragua<p>"Spend as much time prior to moving as possible in different months of the year to experience the seasonal changes. Also, …

Lava over here, lava over there

I did an array of great activities and met even more great people, but I think what truly captured my heart were the county’s volcanoes. Nicaragua …

Nicaragua Sets Eyes On Costa Rica’s Tourists

<i>San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, is a coastal town on the Pacific Ocean that would be within reach of less than 2 hours from Costa Rica’s Liberia airport</i> …

Nicaragua Tobacco Industry Thrives Thanks to US Consumers

Cuba's cigars may be more famous, but Nicaragua has its own growing reputation as a tobacco producer, boasting a sector that is a big exporter and …

Living in Nicaragua–Livin’ La Vida

DAY IN THE LIFE I’m in nirvana. I’m working part-time in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. After just a few days, I feel at home. The people here are so …

Central America

A Happy Life by the Beach For 75% Less Than Back Home

href="https://www.facebook.com/International.Living">Facebook, and Google+!“In the U.S. and Canada, people are driven to accumulate things, to work …

Happiness

Nicaragua Celebrates Cigars With Sixth Festival | News & Features

Premium cigar enthusiasts from all over the world flocked to Nicaragua last week to attend the sixth Puro Sabor Festival del Tabaco, a celebration of …

Something to croak about in Central America

<b>W</b><b>hile a contented red-eyed tree frog sat happily in the palm<br>of my hand, I fully appreciated the many different charms of Nicaragua. Neighbouring</b> …

You’ll Find Your Dream Home in Great-Value León, Nicaragua

href="https://www.facebook.com/International.Living">Facebook, and Google+!León is a big, majestic city with almost 250,000 citizens, and more when …

Travel

These Guys Took a ’76 Landrover Through Central America and Mexico and Scored

Bessie Enjoys the view in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. Photo: Wyatt Fowler<p><i>Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of five stories by Sam Evans and</i> …

Chasing Pasos: On the Trail of Nicaragua’s Lost Modernist

IT’S JUST LESS than 100 kilometers down the Pan-American Highway from Nandaime to Rivas. The two-lane, tar-paved road is lined with alternating plots …

Poetry

Ometepe, Nicaragua: An Island to Be Discovered

As Nicaragua quickly becomes a favored tourist destination for many travelers, the time to visit is now. In the heart of the country lies Central …

How To Enjoy The Perfect Family Life By Moving To Nicaragua

By Bonnie Hayman, InternationalLiving.com<p>Since arriving in the beach town of San Juan del Sur this year, Marisa Francis has come to appreciate life's simple pleasures. She loves riding bikes with her kids to the <i>pulpería</i> (convenience store) down the street to buy candy. "I have such fond memories of …

Retirement

Car Camping and Nicaragua Travel Gear Guide: Part 2

My goal: raise three daughters who love spending time in the outdoors. Currently ages 3, 6, and 9, this means staying in mostly front-country campgrounds, bringing just the right gear to keep it all safe, comfortable, and fun. Hopefully, I'm priming them for future backcountry trips into some of …

Sub-Saharan Africa

It’s the First Countryside Resort in Nicaragua

You’re probably looking to get away from it all right about now.<p>Maybe visit a remote mountaintop somewhere and just do yoga for a while. Become one …

10 reasons why you should visit Nicaragua in 2017

This might just be the world's finest budget destination, says Liz Connor

Central America

Nicaragua: From Still to Moving • Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas The main street in a rural town. Santo Domingo, Nicaragua. 1979. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos<p>Susan Meiselas Harvesting sugar cane …

Rebounding from Hurricane Otto in Nicaragua’s Most Ecologically Sensitive Rainforests

November 24, 2016, is a day I will never forget. While many in the United States were sitting down to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner, I was hunkered down with my forest patrol team in Nicaragua as Hurricane Otto lashed the rainforests around us. We received news of the hurricane via satellite …

Conservation

18 Years Later, Nicaragua Still Surprises Visitors

SAN JUAN DE ORIENTE, NICARAGUA — A rainy season cloud bulges out of the sky, about to spill, while sweat streams down my back. A thick crowd has …

Hotel Dario

Granada, Nicaragua<p>Hotel Dario is an architectural eye-catcher that oozes colonial charm. Courtyards with gurgling fountains, blooming plants, and cosy chairs, along with a small pool and hot tub, have a way of convincing guests to sit and stay a while.

Riding the Blue Birds in Nicaragua

<b>Blue Bird #1</b><p>The Blue Bird All American bus isn’t all yellow anymore. This one is red and yellow outside, with orange and red interior. Its age marks …

Ometepe Island in Nicaragua

Just about 30 minutes after crossing the border from Costa Rica into Nicaragua, I am in awe. Visions of two volcano peaks. Ometepe is an indigenous …

Central America

Travelers can live like a Central American plutocrat at a rum baron's resort in Nicaragua

21 days in Nicaragua Itinerary • With Culture, Outdoors, Relaxing, Hidden gems, Beaches and Historic Sites

2<p>days<p>Matagalpa<p>Pearl of the North<p>Nicaragua's second city, Matagalpa offers an authentic window into the country's cultural and natural heritage.<p>Here …

10 Best Places in the World to Retire in 2017

There’s a new best country in the world to retire, according to the experts at International Living (IL), an authority on global retirement and …

Retirement

Why Is Nicaragua 7 Times Less Violent Than Honduras?

A newspaper in violence-plagued Honduras investigated why Nicaragua enjoyed a much lower homicide rate and credited its neighbor's relatively …

Latin America