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Top tourist attractions in Nicaragua

Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Nicaragua. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Nicaragua section.

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Corn Islands

Island Group

The Corn Islands are two islands about 70 kilometres east of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, constituting one of 12 municipalities of the Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur department. The official name of the municipality is Corn Island.

Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve

Protected Site

Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve is a nature reserve located between the departments of Masaya and Granada in Nicaragua. Lake Apoyo was declared a nature reserve in 1991 and is managed by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and comprises one of 78 protected areas of Nicaragua.

Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve

Protected Site

Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve is located in the municipality of Ticuantepe in the Managua department of Nicaragua. Chocoyero-El Brujo is one of 78 protected areas in Nicaragua, and at just 455 acres this tropical forest is one of the smallest in size. Chocoyero-El Brujo was declared a natural reserve in 1993 is managed by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources.

Islets of Granada

Geographical Feature

The islets of Granada are located in Lake Nicaragua, just southeast of the city of Granada in Nicaragua. The islets are a group of 365 small islands scattered about the Asese peninsula. The islets are of volcanic origin, they were formed when the Mombacho volcano blew much of its cone into the lake thousands of years ago, thereby creating the archipelago. Most of islets are covered with vegetation and rich with bird life. Many of the islets are occupied. Some are privately owned and hold homes or vacation houses. There are facilities for the residents and for tourists. Hotels and shops are established on some of the islets, and boating tours are available.

Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge

Tourist attraction

Los Guatusos Wildlife Refuge has an area of 437.5 km² and is located south of Lake Nicaragua and west of the San Juan River in Nicaragua. Los Guatusos is a protected area consisting of tropical wetlands, rainforest, and wildlife refuge, it is the only internationally registered tropical wetland area in Nicaragua.