#01 León

A vibrant university town with a revolutionary past

Cathedral in Leon, NicaraguaCathedral in Leon, Nicaragua © emperorcosar/Shutterstock

#02 Isla de Ometepe

Hike mysterious twin volcanoes on Lago de Nicaragua's largest island

Things not to miss: Conception Volcano, Isla de Ometepe, Rivas, Nicaragua.© Pete Niesen/Shutterstock 

#03 San Juan del Sur

Surf by day, party by night in Nicaragua's favourite beach resort

Things not to miss in Nicaragua: Nicaragua Sunset Surf.© Anthony Sheardown/Shutterstock

#04 Granada

A tourist-friendly colonial jewel, now painstakingly restored

Things not to miss: Granada, Nicaragua.© Javier Garcia/Shutterstock

#05 Río San Juan

Take to the water to explore tropical forest and the El Castillo ruins

Things not to miss: El Castillo, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.El Castillo © Bas van den Heuvel/Shutterstock 

#06 Little Corn

Perfect, pint-sized Caribbean getaway with spectacular snorkelling

Things not to miss: Little Corn island, Nicaragua.© Chrsitian Hartmann/Shutterstock

#07 Volcano-boarding

Downhill fun on the ash-covered slopes of Cerro Negro near León

#07 Volcano-boarding

#08 Miraflor Nature Reserve

Community-centred tourism and sustainable farming are integral to this protected reserve

Wild horses playing in the Reserva Natural Miraflor, a popular tourist destination near Esteli in the northern mountains of NicaraguaWild horses playing in the Reserva Natural Miraflor © James Wagstaff/Shutterstock

#09 Solentiname Archipelago

Stylized artwork in Mancarrón's small church reflects the untamed beauty of these islands

#09 Solentiname Archipelago

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