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Nicaragua – a family-friendly vacation destination

Known as the "Land of Lakes and Volcanoes," Nicaragua is a perfect family-friendly vacation destination! Whether you’re seeking pristine beaches and waters, a lovely tropical climate, kid-friendly surf lessons, cultural activities, or amazing rain-forests and jungles, this one-of-a-kind destination really has it all. And, it is considered among the safest countries in Central America. We are excited to share some of our favorite family-friendly activities you can enjoy while visiting Nicaragua.

1. Zip-line through the Canopy Forest - Nicaragua's numerous volcanoes provide endless exploratory activities. A sure favorite among families is zip-lining through the cloud forest covered crater of Mombacho volcano! Your family will learn about the myths and legends of the volcano as you go in search of monkeys, sloths and birds on a hike around the perimeter of its crater.


2. Witness Sea Turtles Nesting - Nicaragua’s Refugio De Vida Silvestre La Flor is one of very few beaches in the world that has an “Arribada,” where thousands of Olive Ridley Turtles come to nest on the same night. Because the Olive Ridley turtle population is threatened with extinction, La Flor nature sanctuary is dedicated to protecting the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle and the beach is guarded by Nicaraguan soldiers to stop poachers from stealing the turtle eggs.

Olive Ridely Sea Turtles Nesting in Nicaragua

3. Explore Granada - With its lovely colonial architecture, postcard-worthy sights, fun museums, and exciting new foodie scene, Granada is a city not to be missed during your time in Nicaragua. Make sure you enjoy some time to shop the colorful markets of the lovely city!

4. Discover Ometepe Island - An island formed by two rising volcanoes that positively teems with breathtaking wildlife and gorgeous flora, Ometepe island offers a little of everything that Nicaragua has to offer, from pre-Columbian history, hiking, horseback riding and beautiful beaches!