Nicaragua is one of the countries with the greatest tourist development in recent years, the increase in visitors in the last 10 years exceeds the growth of other destinations within the region, it is possible that this is because it is the country bordering Costa Rica , Which is the country with the greatest tourism development in Central America, and the reputation of being a safe place for its visitors makes international tourism more confident of traveling to this country.
However Nicaragua is one of the smallest economies in the region, and considered alongside Honduras the poorest countries of Central America. But it is one of the richest in natural resources since it is the country with the lowest population density. Its area of land - square kilometers in contrast to its only 3 million inhabitants, makes it a place with many unexplored destinations, and pitifully difficult to access.
The population settlement of Nicaragua is to the south around the great lake of Nicaragua, that is the greater one of Central America, to few kilometers of the pacific coast, reason why much Caribbean area does not have access or communication.
Its capital city and where the international airport is located, is Managua, and its main cities are quite close to it, being the main and capital of tourism the city of Granada, followed by the city of Leon and Rivas.
As a tourist destination, the country offers similar attractions as the other Central American countries, although it does not have pre-Columbian and archaeological destinations because it is not part of the Central American Maya region, but offers a Caribbean side compared to Honduras and also one side in the Pacific compared With El Salvador, the only thing that the distances are long and the accesses a little more difficult, in addition that its geography like the Central American region offers mountains, volcanoes, colonial towns and its lakes that are characteristic very unique of Nicaragua thanks to the great Lakes.
Its main tourist attractions are the colonial cities of Granada and Leon, the visista to the great lakes and the island of ometepe, besides the coster town of the pacific of San Juan del Sur, as well as its Caribbean side in towns like Bluefields and the Islans of Maiz, known internationally as Big Cornisland and Small cornisland.