Politics notwithstanding (still in the grips of the Daniel Ortega dictatorship), Central America's largest country is on its way to becoming one of the next hot eco-tourism destinations, with unspoiled coffee country, beaches, volcanoes, colonial cities like Granada and León, and friendly people.

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Bluefields/Corn Island cited in '12 Top Destinations for African-Diaspora Travel'

  Welcome to February! Since 1970, it's also been Black History Month in the USA, and since 1995 in Canada, as well (whereas it's observed in October in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands). And though the reason for the African diaspora was tragic and horrific - the brutal, centuries-long trafficking of human slaves - it has also enriched many parts of the world, and indeed, world culture as a whole. So what better way to kick BHM off than with a look at a dozen of the most…

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Why capital Managua is very much worth a visit

             In recent years, Central America has become a major destination for adventure and ecotourism, beaches, and culture, and lately the star of its largest country Nicaragua, has been on the rise - the bad old days of post-earthquake trauma (1970s) and civil war (1980s) long behind it. These days stable and in fact considered by many the region's safest country, it offers a mostly tropical climate and extraordinary (not to mention wallet-friendly) menu of options appealing to a wide…

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Granada/León cited in '4 Excellent Easter Spots in Latin America'

 Unlike as is increasingly the case with Christmas, in Ibero-America Semana Santa (Holy Week, aka Easter week and the last week of Lent), going on right now, is still an almost exclusively religious observance, largely sans the Anglo-Saxon-style Easter-egg rolls, el conejito de Pascua(the Easter bunny), and such (except perhaps for some supermarket promotions). But it is still very much an occasion for ostentatious pomp and spectacle in practically every Latin country, just as it is in many…

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6 awesome volcanoes of Nicaragua

Volcanoes – there’s something just incredibly compelling about them and the primal forces they represent, isn’t there? The western side of Central America‘s most volcanic country is lined with some 18, both extinct and active – in fact, one of Nicaragua‘s nicknames is “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes”. Several of these make great hikes (and in a couple of cases, you can practically drive right up to them). I’ve been privileged have spent years exploring them as well as running a tour…

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  • Thanks for coming over David..It was great talking to you and showing you around..Randy
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  • Thanks David Paul! Enjoy your trip. Goza! John
  • Heading down to Managua and San Juan del Sur this week. Any particular recommendations from anybody?

    John, try Adriana Dorn at ProNicaragua: adorn@pronicaragua.org.ni.
  • As asked Natalie: "Does anyone know the PR contact details for Nicaragua Tourist Office?" I would like that information too. Thanks.
  • visit THE NICARAGUA BLOG for travel info on Nicaragua.
  • Does anyone know the PR contact details for Nicaragua Tourist Office? Thanks.
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