Nicaragua. Photo: Oliver Moncoudiol


The land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America between Costa Rica to the south and Honduras to the north.

Matador has information on volcano boarding on Cerro Negro, learning Spanish, watching a cock fight, and experiencing flow in Nicaragua.

Three Brave New Travelers, high school students receiving a Matador Travel Scholarship, spent time in Nicaragua, and you can read their stories here.

Nicaragua Articles

6 best surf spots in Nicaragua

by Ethan Walker

Northern Nicaragua’s top adventures, in photos

by Ben Adkison

Dear travelers to Nicaragua: please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 5 things

by Jill Ferguson

Story behind the shot: Isle of Ometepe

by Blaze Nowara

5 grassroots orgs helping change Nicaragua

by Hector Zamora

What not to do in Nicaragua

by Karolina Goralska

20 signs you’ve become culturally Nicaraguan

by Karolina Goralska

Nicaragua’s second city is missing out on the country’s tourism boom. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

by Tomas Navia

Nicaraguans are going organic, but some farmers remain skeptical

by Teresa Cebrian Aranda

Nicaragua has the region’s highest teen pregnancy rate. Many moms are OK with it

by Marina G. Do Nascimento

12 signs you’ve been in Nicaragua too long

by Sarah Sax

Clean water: Meeting a basic need in Gigante, Nicaragua

by Meghan Aftosmis

Away from the waves: A Chris Burkard travel gallery

by Chris Burkard

Brave New Travelers: Special in our own ways

by Cecilia Young

Brave New Travelers: A newfound love for my heritage

by Jose Barboza

Brave New Travelers: Seeing the world differently

by Rosely Villa

Brave New Travelers: Slowing things down

by Yan Hua Li

Brave New Travelers: Finding the truth with a new perspective

by Evelyn Villanueva
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