The largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south, Nicaragua is still a relatively well kept secret among tourists. Majestic jaguars roam freely in the sweeping rainforests and its spectacular beaches, sparkling lakes, smouldering volcanoes and breathtaking vistas ensure an exciting cruising itinerary. The diverse and dramatic coastlines offer cruising grounds back-dropped by forested mountains and tropical landscapes.
Marvel at the mountainous coastal plains of the capital city of Managua and discover the colonial city of Grenada with its exquisite classic Spanish architecture and vibrant nightlife sitting on the banks of the stunning Lake Nicaragua. Connected to the Caribbean Sea by the San Juan River, this vast lake is brimming with Bull Sharks and encases several beautiful islands and islets created by volcanic activity. Located inside Lake Nicaragua is the Ometepe Island, its lush landscape is swathed in mystical lagoons dominated by the two magnificent volcanoes that formed it.
Lying 43 miles off the east coast are the tropical paradise of the Corn Islands, boasting turquoise waters and powdery white sands fringed with idyllic coconut palms. The dazzling coral reefs are ideal for diving and the peaceful, unhurried pace of the daily life will transport you to a simpler time.
- Enjoy the fantastic surfing conditions at Playa Pie de Gigante, a crescent of white sand fringed with forested mountains.
- Dive in and explore the underwater world of the ‘Blowing Rock’ on the Big Corn Island.
- Try your hand deep sea fishing off the coast of Little Corn Island.
- See dolphins playing in the surf from the top deck of your yacht.
The Feast of Agüizotes held on the last Friday of October every year. The locals dress up as spirits of the dead and indigenous horror stories and parade through the streets of Masaya.