Costa Rica below and Honduras above, Nicaragua spans the isthmus with the Caribbean to the rest and Pacific to the west. Known for its dramatic scenery of lakes, volcanoes and vast deserted beaches, Nicaragua is fast becoming a favourite destination for discerning jet-setters, particularly from the US.

Speaking mainly Spanish, tribes on the Caribbean ‘Mosquito Coast’ also speak their own languages and the combination of cultural diversity with spectacular countryside are making it a popular tourist destination.

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