Diana Wrangham

Nicaragua Travel Expert

Nicaragua is where we turn whenever we need to indulge our adventurous side – for where else in the world can you ashboard down the slope of an active volcano? But a tailormade holiday in Nicaragua isn’t all about the adventure. Wind your way through colonial city streets and meander up mangroves that sing with vibrant birdsong to hideaway on private islands reminiscent of the Caribbean of days gone by.

Diana Wrangham

Nicaragua Travel Expert

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Nicaragua Highlights

Central America’s wild child, Nicaragua is a unique destination packed with smoking volcanoes, colonial culture, and endless gorgeous beaches. Get ready to surf volcanoes, step into tropical jungle, and discover an untouched country of natural adventure.

Luxury holidays in Nicaragua

MORE ABOUT NICARAGUA

During its fraught civil war in the 1970s, Nicaragua became the byword for destabilisation and the machinations of cold and calculating men. It was during this period that Susan Meiselas took a now iconic photograph, of a member of the country’s rebel faction throwing - in mid act - a petrol bomb, while clasping a machine gun in the other. These days, Nicaragua has shrugged off its bloody past, and enters the world a far more stable, and inviting, place than such images suggest. A beautiful landscape of dense mangroves, moody volcanoes and warm-sanded beaches, Nicaragua - between the its Spanish colonial architecture and vibrant street culture - is quickly becoming a go-to holiday destination for the culturally curious. Care to join them?

Private tours in Nicaragua

INTO THE RAINFOREST

Plump pelicans on the branch; deep, lush rainforest; mouthfuls of moreish quesillo. Nicaragua is as peaceful today as it was once violent. Many who come here are in search of its adventurous side, among the mountain lakes and verdant volcanoes which dominant this unswervingly beautiful landscape. Kick things off with a private tour of its thriving cities, including the country’s cultural hub of León - whose long, Pacific coastline offers white and black sand beaches, thick mangroves, and bird-filled estuaries. Colonial mansions, crocodiles, and sea turtles can be found in short distance from its thriving cities, where you’ll sample the invigorating melting-pot of this true entrepot.

Luxury Hotels in Nicaragua

ECO-RESORTS AND COLONIAL COLONNADES

The residences and luxury hotels of Nicaragua range from enviable eco-lodges and beachside resorts to Colonial-style mansions in the heart of the country’s bustling cities. From the new luxury boutique resort of Mukul - ‘secret’ in Mayan - to the rich colonial heritage of Plaza Colon, in the midst of generous and thriving Granada. Antique dark wooden furniture and floors set the tone for this slice of history.

Honeymoons in Nicaragua

A NICARAGUA HONEYMOON

Its rich wildlife and dazzling scenery have become a powerful draw for luxury honeymooners in Nicaragua. The 365 volcanic islets of Lake Nicaragua offer some of the most luxurious and romantic retreats amidst truly spectacular surroundings, where dense jungle overwhelms the banks, and where moody volcanoes shoulder the horizon.

Nicaragua Highlights

Central America’s wild child, Nicaragua is a unique destination packed with smoking volcanoes, colonial culture, and endless gorgeous beaches. Get ready to surf volcanoes, step into tropical jungle, and discover an untouched country of natural adventure.

Luxury Hotels in Nicaragua

STAY IN NICARAGUA

Between the verdant, dense jungle and thriving cities, Nicaragua is home to some of the continent’s most prodigious residences for your luxury holiday.

Private Island Nicaragua

ON A PRIVATE ISLAND

The four beachfront suites that occupy by private island of Calala - laying just off the Nicaraguan Coast in the warm Caribbean Sea - are a step back in time, without forgoing any of the five star panache that we’ve come to expect. Getting here is only possible by planes, boats - or helicopters. Understandably, privacy is the order of the day. When you open you door in the morning, there will be nobody interrupting your slice of beach and the sea that swells beyond it.

Luxury holidays in Nicaragua

ON A RESORT

The beautiful Nekupe Resort is an intimate, luxurious property in the countryside near Nicaragua's colonial-era hub of Granada, offering dramatic and breathtaking views of Mombacho Volcano. What really sets Nekupe apart is its own sanctuary for flora and fauna, which includes more than 158 species of plants and 14,000 trees. This is the best of Nicaraguan design and sustainability.

Luxury holidays in Nicaragua

IN THE HACIENDA

This luxury hacienda and eco-lodge is nestled on a private beach fringed by the Nicaraguan jungle. Morgan’s Rock, as it is known, is a genuinely secluded paradise from which to watch (slack jawed) the sun sinks into the beguiling Pacific Ocean. Craggy cliffs, warm bays and buzzing rainforest make for a truly remote and pastoral escape from it all. This is the true meaning of ‘logging off.’

  • Population Population 5,900,000
  • Capital Capital Managua
  • Currency Currency Gold Cordoba
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 6 ET -1
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip "Sand board down the Cerro Negro Volcano and explore the steaming lava fields"

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