Republic of Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. *Managua is the country’s capital and largest city. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
Nicaragua is referred to as “the land of lakes and volcanoes” due to the number of lagoons and lakes, and the chain of volcanoes that runs from the north to the south along the country’s Pacific side.
In mid-2018, tourism in Nicaragua came to a virtual standstill due to the 2018-2019 Nicaraguan protests.