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Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua (Spanish: República de Nicaragua) is a country in central America. It shares land borders with Costa Rica and Honduras, as well as having a coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

As of 2009, the population was an estimated 5,891,199. The capital and largest city, Managua, according to 2005 estimates, had a population of about 1.8 million with a total of about 2.1 million people living in the city and surrounding metropolitan area.

Nicaragua Country Details


Country Name Nicaragua
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central America
Flag Nicaragua Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Managua


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Books about Nicaragua


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Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Alex Egerton

Lonely Planet
Paperback (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Nicaragua *

Lonely Planet Nicaragua is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Kayak through Central America's largest mangrove forest, experience life on a coffee farm, or chill out on idyllic white-sand beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nicaragua and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Nicaragua:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, land & wildlife, arts, cuisine
  • Over 45 maps
  • Covers Managua, Masaya, Los Pueblos Blancos, Granada, Southwestern Nicaragua, Leon, Northwestern Nicaragua, Northern Highlands, Caribbean Coast, San Carlos, Islas Solentiname, the Río San Juan and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nicaragua, our most comprehensive guide to Nicaragua, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Nicaragua. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Greg Benchwick

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Nicaragua *

Lonely Planet Nicaragua is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Climb a volcano on Isla de Ometepe, stroll through colonial Granada and Leon or drink coffee at sunrise on a cooperative farm; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nicaragua and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Nicaragua Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, poetry, art, literature, architecture, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, customs/etiquette
  • Over 44 maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Off the Beaten Track Itinerary, Activity Guide
  • Coverage of Granada, Leon, Isla de Ometepe, San Juan del Sur and its beaches, Corn Islands, Pearl Lagoon, the northern highlands, Rio San Juan, Isla Solentiname, Managua and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nicaragua, our most comprehensive guide to Nicaragua, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Central America on a Shoestring guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Alex Egerton and Greg Benchwick.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Best-selling guide to Nicaragua. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, April 2012 to March 2013.
Moon Nicaragua (Moon Handbooks)
By Elizabeth Perkins

Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (456 pages)

Moon Nicaragua (Moon Handbooks)
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This full-color guide to Nicaragua includes vibrant photos and maps to help with trip planning.

Nicaragua expert Elizabeth Perkins teaches travelers how to best experience the wonders of this Central American destination, from hanging out on the Pacific beaches of San Juan del Sur and shopping for crafts in Masaya to partaking in the ever-evolving nightlife of Managua. Perkins also offers detailed itinerary ideas, such as "The Best of Nicaragua," "Hiking the Ring of Fire," and "The Great Green North." Including experienced, firsthand advice on renting surf gear, studying Spanish, and strolling down the colonial streets of Granada and Leòn, Moon Nicaragua gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Nicaragua Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
By Richard Arghiris

Footprint
Paperback (336 pages)

Nicaragua Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
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Nicaragua's ethereal beauty and anarchic charms make traveling in the country an intense adventure. From the tempestuous spine of volcanoes that run down to the vast Lake Nicaragua, to the sultry rhythms of Caribbean life on the Corn Islands, Footprint's Handbook will ensure you get the most from your trip with all the information you'll need.

Great coverage of sights and activities, from the romantic city of Granada to the enchanting Isla Ometepe
Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from the wilderness of Bosawás Biosphere Reserve to witnessing turtle migration in the cays
Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape
Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
Full-color planning section to inspire you and help you find the best experiences

From the energy & dramatic setting of Managua to the verdant hills surrounding the coffee fincas, Footprint's fully updated 6th edition will help you navigate this gripping, intense and poetic country.
Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
Map (2 pages)

Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Explore the heart of Central America with National Geographic's Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador Adventure Map. Hundreds of points of interest are highlighted including national parks and reserves, World Heritage sites, archeological sites, churches, shipwrecks, castles, and more. This map includes the locations of thousands of towns and villages along with a user-friendly index, plus a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for highways, roads, and other routes.

The front side of the print map includes Honduras and El Salvador, two countries whose coastlines offer wonderful opportunities to surf, scuba dive, snorkel, or just soak up the sun. Sites for these activities and more are noted, as are hotels, lodges, and resorts. Nicaragua covers the back side of the map, and its detail includes diverse points of interest from museums and historical sites in Managua and Granada to areas noted for windsurfing, fishing, and observing the country’s unique wildlife.

A hot spot for ecotourism, this region boasts tropical rainforests, white-sand beaches, colorful wildlife, and stunning barrier reefs for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. The ancient and colonial history of these countries offer additional attractions from the impressive ancient Maya ruins of Copan in Honduras to the rich architecture of Granada, Nicaragua. As the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, El Salvador offers a rich nightlife in addition to its beaches along the Costa del Sol.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:710,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Bridget Gleeson, John Hecht, Tom Spurling & Mara Vorhees

Lonely Planet
Paperback (768 pages)

Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Central America *

Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Scale the Maya temples of Tikal, surf the smoothest and most uncrowded waves in Latin America, or explore the colonial charms of Granada; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, cuisine, sports, wildlife, environment, architecture, literature, cinema, current events
  • Over 90 maps
  • Covers Mexico's Yucatán & Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet destination guides, our most comprehensive guides that cover destinations' top sights and offbeat experiences.
  • Check out Lonely Planet Latin American Phrasebook & Dictionary or Lonely Planet Latin American Fast Talk to make your trip go smoother and to get more cultural enrichment out of your travels.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Central America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook
By Johannes Riffelmacher

Andrews McMeel Publishing
Released: 2016-04-26
Hardcover (320 pages)

Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook
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Salt & Silver is the first book to blend traveling, surfing, and the food cultures of Central and South America together through the travel stories of two young, adventuresome guys.

Salt & Silver traces the journey of Johannes Riffelmacher and Thomas Kosikowski as they travel through Central and South America—reporting on all the best surfing locations, chronicling the stories of local surfers and restaurant owners, and compiling recipes representative of each area. The narrative begins in Cuba with beautiful images of the city and the beaches, as well as stories related to the Cuban surfing community and a discussion of popular Cuban dishes. Next is a tour of Mexico—first with street tacos, a trip through Mexican markets, and day spent in the urban graffitiscene of Guadalajara; then with Tostadas de Pulpo (Octopus Crackers), Shrimp and Portobello Burgers, and glimpse into small town life in the remote surfing town of San Pancho. The Mexican leg of the journey draws to a conclusion with 7-meter-waves, BBQ, and Tajine in Rio Nexpa, as well as “a perfect righthander barreling of a point” in the scenic La Ticla. After Mexico comes a long list of sites and sounds as the two men make their way through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and finally Chile, exploring the beaches and waves, as well as the kitchens of each location.
 
Interspersed throughout the pages of the trip are more than 90 regional recipes, over 250 stunning photographs, and a wide array of tips and stories ranging from social commentary on the Cuban surf scene to pointers on how to rent a “Hamaquera” in La Ticla for $3 a night.

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