Nicaragua

Natalie Dill

About Nicaragua

Largest but most sparsely populated of the Central American nations, with only 4.4million people, Nicaragua borders Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua's capital is Managua and it's official language is Spanish. Beans and corn tortillas are the basics of the Nicaraguan diet, and baseball and fishing are popular past-times as well.

La Biblioteca

SJDS Biblioteca

Located in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, The SJDS library in town is a warm inviting spot that serves multiple purposes for its community.The SJDS Biblioteca represents a new direction for Nicaraguan libraries. There are few such facilities that lend books in the area, offering over 12,000 books, with the community borrowing an average of 600-800 books a month.

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Volcán

San Cristobal Volcano

San Cristobal Volcano is the highest and on of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua. It is located near the northwest corner of the country near the city of Chinandega, and hasn't had any major eruptions since 2008.

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El Parque Nacional

Zapatera Archipelago National Park

The Zapatera Archipelago National Park is located in Lake Nicaragua and consists of the Zapatera island, which is the essentially the Zapatera Volcano and several islands surrounding it. Zapatera Volcano is a dormant shield volcano that formed the Zapatera Island thousands of years ago. Zapatera Archipelago National Park is not heavily visited by tourists, so the natural beauty is untouched, however many of the archaeological treasures have been looted or relocated to museums.

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El Estadio

Estadio Nacional de Fútbol

Located in Managua, Nicaragua, is home to the Nicaragua national football team and stadium. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony occurred on April 14, 2011. The first official game was a men's national team match featuring Nicaragua and Panama in a FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying match, on September 6, 2011.

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El Cine

Rubén Darío National Theater

located in Managua, this great theater was named after Rubén Darío, a famed Nicaraguan poet. The theater is not dedicated solely to the performing arts but also houses a number of fine visual art masterpieces.

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La Iglesia

Cathedral of Granada

Located right on the central plaza, built in 1583, and destroyed in the 19th century, only to be rebuilt again in the early 20th century, the interior of the church features three naves and four chapels and extensive stained glass windows.

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El Lago

Lago de Nicaragua (Lake Nicaragua)

The largest of several freshwater lakes in southwestern Nicaragua, the dominant physical feature of the country, and the largest lake in Central America. Lake Nicaragua is also the only freshwater lake containing oceanic animal life, including sharks, swordfish, and tarpon.

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El Monumento

The Soul of the World Monument

The Monument The Soul of the World represents an astrological discovery at the global level. Its name was conceived after identifying that this site is one of the eight cardinal points connecting the globe. The sculpture in the pyramid shape, considered as a tribute to the Goddess of the Earth Mother, is located in the center of the playground La Loma.

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El Museo

The National Museum of Nicaragua

At the end of the 19th century one of the largest and most important centers for artistic and cultural expositions in Nicaragua was created: the National Museum. The collection of the National Museum is nowadays housed in a monumental building and it offers a great variety of exhibitions, ranging from prehistorical bones to modern paintings and recent sculptures.

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La Playa

Playa Colorado

Colorado beach is one of the most beautiful and best surf beaches in Nicaragua, visited by sufers from around the world, and there was celebrated the Master Nicaragua 2012 World Surf Tournament.

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El Restaurante

Los Ranchos

Since its start in July of 1981 Los Ranchos Steakhouse continues to provide quality food and service in a warm, family style fashion. Los Ranchos is recognized as the first to introduce Miami to its internationally renown signature dishes. Winner of the Golden Fork Award and known for the Best Steak in Town.

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El Zoológico

The National Zoo of Nicaragua

This zoo, the largest of the country, houses more than six hundred animal species, with the majority of them being wild animals and some of them pets, in addition to some exotic species from remote locations like Africa and Asia. Some of the animals that can be observed here are species that are threatened with extinction, this is only place in the country where veterinarian attention and rehabilitation is facilitated for wild animals brought by the public or after seizures.

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La Isla

Corn Islands

Formed by two small, neighboring islands, this happens to be a true Caribbean paradise due to its various white sand beaches and turquoise clear waters, its coconut forests, the coral reefs and the immense tranquility of its environment. Great Corn Island has many neighborhoods and hills. Little Corn island, on the other hand, is located on the Northern side of the Great Corn is less polluted and quieter than the bigger island.

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La Reserva Biológica

Indio Maíz Biological Reserve

The Indio Maíz Biological Reserve is considered one of the best preserved natural reserves in Nicaragua. The area is located in the southeast corner of the country, bordering the San Juan River. The reserve encompasses 3,180 km², and it is home to a wide variety of rainforest animals.

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La Reserva Natural

Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve

This reserve is located less than 30 kilometers away from Managua.There are several trails that take you to different types of forest and vegetation. With an abundance of water Chocoyero is always green and wildlife flourishes.

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