Nicaragua

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Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
Pat Conroy

Nicaragua

  • General Facts 

    • Population: 6,205,000 people
    • Capital: Managua; 1,048,134 people
    • Area: 50,193 square miles
    • Language: Spanish
    • Religion: Roman Catholic
    • Currency: Cordoba
    • Life Expectancy: 74 years old
    • GDP per Capita: U$D $2,016 per year
    • Literacy Rate: 83 percent

    Other Fun Facts:

    • Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America.
    • The infamous Dual Volcano is located in Nicaragua. It is the only volcano in the world that is fed by two different magma flows.
    • Managua is the country's largest city, it is one of the most populous cities in Central America.
    • There are over 400 volcanoes found in Lake Nicaragua.
    • The only freshwater sharks known in the world can be found in Lake Nicaragua.
    • Even though their nominal GDP is high, over 75% of the country's people live on less than $2 per day, and 48% of the citizens live under the poverty line.
    • Only 29% of Nicaraguan children finish the mandated six years of schooling.

    Our Suggestions

    • San Juan Del Sur is a surfer's paradise and don't miss Sunday Funday with PachaMama and Naked Tiger.... It's insane!!
    • Leon's Museums, Architecture, and Catholic Cathedrals.  Also there's a great street food setup in the evenings in front of the Main Square Catholic Church
    • The police are crooked and will try to take you for some money.  If they do, the fees paid are generally under 20 dollars US for most offenses.  
    • The street food in Managua is great!  On the "Blvd" you can find every type of food truck/stand you would want and it's CHEAP!
    • Go to Ometepe for a chilled out hippie-vibe and beautiful volcanic/jungle surroundings.  You can even ferry your car over.  
    • Nicaraguan Rodeo in San Juan Del Sur.  It's probably one of the strangest experiences we've had.  
    • Go to Nicaragua now.  In 15 years it will be expensive and over-run by tourists like Costa Rica.  Everyone says Nica is Costa Rica 20 years ago. 
    • We hear the Little Corn Islands, albeit remote, has some incredible scuba diving and Caribbean beauty.  We haven't been.... YET.

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