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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.

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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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Ruben Dario Memorial, Managua, Nicaragua, Central America
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Books about Nicaragua


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Moon Nicaragua (Moon Handbooks)
By Amber Dobrzensky

Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (480 pages)

Moon Nicaragua (Moon Handbooks)
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Nicaragua expert Amber Dobrzensky 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. Dobrzensky also offers detailed itinerary ideas, such as The 21-Day 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 old colonial streets of Granada and Leòn, Moon Nicaragua gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
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.
Nicaragua Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
By Richard Arghiris

Footprint Handbooks
Hardcover (336 pages)

Nicaragua Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
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Escape the crowds and uncover one of the best kept secrets of Central America with Footprint's 5th edition Nicaragua Handbook. Deserted beaches, sleepy towns, incredible rainforests and active volcanoes all await the intrepid traveler to this emerging Latin American destination. Comprehensive coverage on how to get the most from this little traveled land, including amazing cultural insights, all the best places to eat, drink and sleep, detailed advice on how to get around and how to experience the most from the adventure activities on offer.

 

•          Extensive coverage of Nicaragua's national parks and how to get the most from them

•          Amazing cultural & historical insight

•          Our recommended itineraries to help you plan your trip whether you’re travelling for one week or four

•          Accommodation listings for every budget

•          Detailed street maps for important towns and cities

•          The lowdown on the best adventure activities including, surfing, windsurfing, riding and trekking

•          Detailed transport advice on how to get around

•          Overview map of the country to help you plan your trip and get your bearings

 

Packed with information on all the main attractions as well as detailed information on the dozens of activities and adventures that will help you get off the beaten track, Footprint’s Nicaragua Handbook will help you get to the heart of this intriguing country.

Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua
By Joshua Berman

Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (352 pages)

Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua
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Central America experts Joshua Berman and Randall Wood know what it takes to make the move to Nicaragua — both have left the U.S. to make their homes there. In Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua, they share their firsthand advice on transplanting to Nicaragua, ensuring that you have all the tools you need to navigate the ins and outs of the moving process. The guide is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. Berman and Wood also include practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets. With extensive color and black-and-white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Nicaragua will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.
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
National Geographic's Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador AdventureMap is designed to meet the unique needs of adventure travelers with its durability and accurate information. This folded map provides global travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, highlighting hundreds of points of interest and the diverse and unique destinations within the country.

The map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, plus a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for major highways, main roads, and tracks and trails for those seeking to explore more remote regions.

Every AdventureMap is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel. Each is two-sided and can be folded to a packable size of (4.25" x 9.25"); unfolded size is (26" x 38").

Key Features:
- Waterproof and tear-resistant
- Accurate topography/terrain with a clearly labeled road network
- Hundreds of points of interest, including the locations parks and nature reserves, protected lands, historical and cultural attractions
- Thousands of place names including towns and natural features; detailed place names index
- Important travel networks including airports, lighthouses, ferry routes and rail lines
- Updated regularly to ensure accuracy

Proceeds from the sale of National Geographic maps go to support the National Geographic Society's vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs.

  • Sheet Size = 37.75 x 25.50
  • Folded Size = 4.25 x 9.25
  • Scale = 1:710,000
Moon Spotlight Granada & San Juan del Sur: Including La Isla de Ometepe
By Amber Dobrzensky

Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (101 pages)

Moon Spotlight Granada & San Juan del Sur: Including La Isla de Ometepe
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Moon Spotlight Granada & San Juan del Sur is a 101-page compact guide that combines Nicaragua’s best culture and history with outdoor recreation. Nicaragua expert Amber Dobrzensky offers her firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, hotels, food, and transportation, making navigating these exciting destinations uncomplicated and enjoyable.

This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Nicaragua.
Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Country Travel Guide)
By Lucas Vidgen

Lonely Planet
Paperback (332 pages)

Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Country Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet knows Nicaragua. This 2nd edition helps you build the perfect itinerary, whether it includes climbing a volcano on the Isla de Ometepe, strolling through colonial Granada and Leon, drinking organic coffee at sunrise on a cooperative farm, or watching perfect waves crash onto an empty beach.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Nicaraguans weigh in on their favorite towns, bars, sunset views and more
Comprehensive and cross-referenced chapter on outdoor adventures
Unique Green Index and Green Nicaragua chapter make ecofriendly travel easy
Footprint Nicaragua (Nicaragua Guidebook) (Nicaragua Travel Guide)
By Richard Leonardi

Brand: Footprint Handbooks
Paperback (352 pages)

Footprint Nicaragua (Nicaragua Guidebook) (Nicaragua Travel Guide)
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Central America’s best preserved secret.  Sleepy towns and active volcanoes.  Where to go and what to see.  Deserted beaches and pristine rainforests.  Where to eat, drink and sleep, from beach huts to elegant colonial haciendas.  A nation of poets and comedians.  Rum, reggae and revolution.  Full colour maps.  Kamikaze parrots, fishing bats and iguanas that can raise the dead……    
Lonely Planet Central America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick, John Hecht, Iain Stewart & Mara Vorhees

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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 all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Snorkel with dazzling corals and oversized starfish, marvel at the restored temples of Tikal, or wander through the picture-perfect cobblestone streets 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:

  • Colour 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
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - 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 culture, history, religion, art, literature, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 104 local maps
  • Useful features - including Off the Beaten Track, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and First Time Central America
  • Coverage of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico's Yucatan, Cancun, Chiapas, Tegucigalpa, San Salvador, Managua, San Jose, Antigua, Roatan, the Highlands, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring, our most comprehensive guide to Central America, is perfect for those planning to optimize their budget for an extended continental trip.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet's country guides to those particular destinations,our most comprehensive guides that cover both the top sights and take the roads less travelled, or check out Lonely Planet's Discover Guides which are photo-rich guides to those destinations' most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Carolyn McCarthy, Greg Benchwick, Joshua Samuel Brown, John Hecht, Tom Spurling, Iain Stewart, Lucas Vidgen, and Mara Vorhees.

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 traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers 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)

*Bestselling guide to Central America Source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA, May 2012 to April 2013.


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