Nicaragua’s Pacific NORTHWEST is hot and dry, with grassy plains punctuated by dramatic volcanoes. The largest city in the northwest, and once the capital of Nicaragua, is León, the birthplace of the Sandinistas and a lively town with a dynamic tourist scene. The northwest’s sweeping coastline is just as appealing, with surf beaches and breezes that relieve the sometimes vicious heat. Chinandega offers no such relief, but is a convenient base near the Honduran border.

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Nicaragua's tourism revolution: this is the year to visit

Nicaragua's tourism revolution: this is the year to visit

Nicaragua is fast becoming the must-visit Central American nation. Sarah Gilbert tells us why you need to explore this fascinating country before the crowds and…

18 Aug 2015 • Sarah Gilbert insert_drive_file Article
Great journeys – as chosen by you

Great journeys – as chosen by you

A bus ride through the Ladakh Range, India Whether you love travelling by planes, trains or automobiles, we all have fond memories of at least one particular j…

04 Sep 2014 • Lottie Gross camera_alt Gallery
The travel bucket list

The travel bucket list

If you’re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list, look no further. With some help from our authors, editors and other travel expert…

08 Feb 2013 • Tim Chester insert_drive_file Article
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