Click the dots on the map above to view pictures I have taken in these locations.

After living in Nicaragua for five months, I could write a book about the country. My experience in the country was one of my toughest, but I love the country. I would call it one of the best values for any traveler, especially someone from North America when the plane tickets are relatively cheap. The country is pretty small and most of the attractions are on the west side of the country, making it very easy to access. The culture is interesting, the food is delicious, the nature is fantastic (so many volcanoes!), and it’s relatively inexpensive. You can volcano board, visit beautiful beaches, swim in lakes with bath-water temperatures, learn how to make pottery, hike volcanoes whose dormant craters have swimmable lagoons, visit colonial cities, surf, and much more.

It doesn’t matter if you have a week or several months, the country has enough to keep you busy. Compared to bordering country Costa Rica, it has much more value and is more interesting. And for anyone worried about safety, it’s one of the safest countries in Latin America. There is no doubt that tourism will continue to grow quickly in Nicaragua, so get there before everyone else does!

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About Trent

I started Frugal Purpose to share my love of personal finance to assist your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. I am a financial analyst by trade, traveler at heart, and want to share with you the beauty of this world.


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