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  • Like any country, Nicaragua has its share of struggles.

  • It's the poorest country in Central America.

  • It has high underemployment when people have more skills than their jobs require.

  • And there have been widespread protests against the government in recent years.

  • But it's also rich in history, rich in beauty and rich in activities.

  • For anyone who travels there, nicknamed the Land of lakes and Volcanoes, Nicaragua won't disappoint the outdoor lover or the history lover or even the poet.

  • With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, Nicaragua packs an outdoor adventures, historic cities and breathtaking scenery.

  • Well, I think Nicaragua is one of Central America's most diverse Lee appealing countries.

  • It's going to appeal to beachgoers and people who want outdoor adventures, but it's also a country with a lot of history.

  • So if you go to a place like Leon and Granada, you're going to find history at every corner.

  • It's also a spot for poetry lovers.

  • You know, this is a nation of poets.

  • You have Ruben Dario, Alfonso Cortes, so that's a big draw for a lot of people.

  • A small region along the west coast called the Pacific lowlands has a taste of all these highlights.

  • One great draw is the Lago de Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America, and honest Isla Oma tape, an island boasting two large volcanoes, Vulcan, Maderas and Vulcan Conception.

  • The volcanoes are great spots for hiking, but be sure to take a guide to avoid getting lost.

  • The volcano is the main activity, the main draw that people are going to be hiking up.

  • But there's also kayaking.

  • They're swimming.

  • There's some great towns built into the mountain.

  • There's some coffee plantations, birdwatching, lots of wildlife back on the mainland.

  • If time at the beach is on the top of your list, the coastal town of San Juan del Sur is worth a visit.

  • There's a real laid back vibe there.

  • It is an old fishing town, so it still has that vibe.

  • It's not too overdeveloped just yet, or, you know it's a great base also for seeing Nicaragua.

Like any country, Nicaragua has its share of struggles.

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