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A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.
Henry Rollins


  • 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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