|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£575|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£549|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£658|
Much of Nicaragua’s population is concentrated in the Western Highlands where treasures of colonial architecture coexist with lakes and volcanoes. On the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, world class surf and relaxed beaches entice holidaymakers from around the world, whilst the east contains the largest tropical rainforest north of the Amazon and the tropical languor of the Caribbean Coast.
Nicaragua is six hours behind the UK. The best time for holidays in Nicaragua is during the dry season (November to May). The rainy season peaks in the West during September and October (although it's not a problem when travelling between major destinations). Expect rain at anytime in the East. Nicaragua has some of the newest roads in Central America. Public transport by bus is efficient if basic. Smaller shuttle buses provide more comfort between tourist spots. The new roads are uncrowded so renting a car is a good option. In the East, boats or planes are the easiest option. International flights arrive at the airport in Managua.
San Juan del Sur is the centre of tourism on the Pacific Coast. Beaches, warm water surf and funky nightlife are complemented by a range of accommodation options and services. On the Caribbean coast the Corn Islands offer their own version of beach bliss where holidaymakers enjoy bathing, snorkelling and diving in more rustic surroundings. Many visitors find urban bliss in the city of Granada on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. As Central America’s oldest city, it offers colonial architecture and great deals on boutique hotels. La Isla Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes in the waters of Lake Nicaragua. A verdant playground for eco-tourists, with comfortable accommodation options. Family friendly León is the intellectual heart of the country, home to León Cathedral and the ruins of León Viejo, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.