Nicaragua , officially the Republic of Nicaragua , is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The country is situated between 11 and 14 degrees north of the Equator in the Northern Hemisphere, which places it entirely within the tropics. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country's physical geography divides it into three major zones: Pacific lowlands, wet, cooler central highlands, and the Caribbean lowlands. On the Pacific side of the country are the two largest fresh water lakes in Central America—Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua. Surrounding these lakes and extending to their northwest along the rift valley of the Gulf of Fonseca are fertile lowland plains, with soil highly enriched by ash from nearby volcanoes of the central highlands. Nicaragua's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contribute to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century.

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In recent years Nicaragua has been recognized as one of the best travel destinations. In 2013 The New York Times ranks Nicaragua as #3 Travel spot in the world:

New York Times Nicaragua


The 46 Places to Go in 2013

#3 Nicaragua – It’s eco! And the food is good! Enough said.

If the name Oliver North means anything to you, there’s a good chance that Nicaragua doesn’t jump to your mind when you think of a relaxing, high-end, spa-filled vacation. For the past 30 years, the country has been fighting its image as a land of guerrilla warfare and covert arms deals. At first, only travel writers took note; over the past several years, various publications have declared the country the next great destination. However, if the booming eco-lodge business is any indication, Nicaragua’s moment might finally have arrived.

The Travel Magazine Gadling states: Travel writers have been hyping Nicaragua as the next big tropical paradise for years. TheNew York Times listed it as one of 46 places to go in 2013. A host of travel magazines have promoted it as a cheaper Costa Rica without the crowds. And CBS brought some of Nicaragua's natural beauty into American homes three years ago by filming a season of "Survivor" in the country. See:

You can reach Managua, Nicaragua with multiple direct flights from Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Fort Lauderdale between 2 and 3 hours in duration, and with one connection to almost any city in the USA or Latin America.

American, United, Delta and Spirit Airlines have multiple daily flights to Managua, originating from Miami, Houston, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale respectively; all of these flights are 2 to 3 hours long. In addition, the regional carriers Copa and Avianca-TACA Airlines have multiple daily flights from Managua to hundreds of destinations in North, Central and South America.

Entry to Nicaragua for stays less than 90 days requires a valid Passport for more than 6 months, return ticket and a tourist card. No vaccines are required. This card can be purchased at the airport for U$10 for stays up to 90 days. No previous visa is required for most countries (North, Central & South America -except Haiti and Cuba-, Western Europe, and many more). Citizens of the country exclusion list (Cuba, Haiti, many African and middle eastern countries) must obtain a prior visa from the Nicaraguan Consulate. See

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This includes all major cities and many medium size cities in the country. You will find basic information about each city.

You will find a great collage of pictures of many cities of Nicaragua, local attractions, images of churches, plazas and its people.

Most Popular Tourist Cities

Several Nicaraguan cities have become hot tourist destinations with significant infrastructure to provide activities, restaurants, entertainment and sightseeing opportunities. Check out their pages for more information. These cities and the distance from Managua or Pochomil are:

Located 75 kms (1:00 hr) from Pochomil and 45 minutes or 55 kms from Managua.

Located 90 kms (1:15 hr) from Pochomil and 1:00 hour or 90 kms from Managua. Distance from Honduras border is 90 kms or 1:00 hour.


Located 65 kms (1:00 hr) from Pochomil and 30 minutes or 30 kms from Managua.

Located 70 kms (1:00 hr) from Managua.

Located 145 kms (2:00 hr) from Pochomil and Managua. Distance from the Costa Rica Border 50 kms or 45 minutes.

You can check out our map for detailed travel instructions to these cities.

This is a list of beaches on the Pacific of Nicaragua, from the Honduras border to the North to the Costa Rica border to the South.

We included many pictures of these beaches selected among thousands of pictures we reviewed. Each beach has its beauty and charm, so if you have a chance to visit more than one, you will appreciate the variety.

Nica food is known throughout Central America as the most diverse, with flavors from both North American Indians like the Mayas, South American Incas, Spaniords, Caribbean and autoctonous. After browsing this page, you will be hungry.

We also added here a section on tropical fruits and local drinks, both alcoholic as well as virgin drinks. We hope you are able to taste many of them during your trip.

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If you are at vacation in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or you are looking for the trip advisor to go fishing, want to know where is nicaragua, or find out more about nicaragua, and you are traveling to Granada, Masaya, Leon, Matagalpa, San Juan del Sur, Tola, Rancho Santa Ana, then your must check out Pochomil Beach Vacation Rental. This page will provide you lots of information on your vacation rentals by owner. Many people are traveling to costa rica or traveling on vacation to Central America and after looking at this page they picked Pochomil Nicaragua.

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Nicaragua competes with the best resorts and destinations worldwide. Caribean resorts like Puerto Rico, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands have great resorts full of tourists, many travelers prefer the beaches of Nicaragua, specially Pochomil, that they can combine their vacation with colonial and historical sites in Nicaragua, also the proximity to Costa Rica.

Some of the beaches nearby are Pochomil, Masachapa, Montelimar, La Boquita, Casares, further south are the beaches of Huehuete, Tupilapa, La Flor, a few miles northa are the popular beaches or towns along the Pacific Ocean such as Poneloya, El Velero. On the southern part of Nicaragua are the beaches Popoyo, Tola, San Juan del Sur also called San Juan, Playa Maderas, Majagual, Marsella, Tola, Chacocente, Las Peñitas, El Velero, Jiquilillo, Estero Padre Ramos, and many more. Most tourist who want beach photos on Nicaragua or the beach visit these beaches.

Many tourists who come to hotels in Managua, often visit Pochomil to relax, and business people who stay the weekend go to the beach at the Pacific Ocean of Nicaragua. Business people stay at Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Seminole hotel, Hilton Princess, La Perla, Hotel Granada, Gran Hotel, among many. After visiting Pochomil and other beaches they search for beach house property for sale in Nicaragua. First they come requesting information on Nicaragua, information on Managua and information on Pochomil and information on San Juan del Sur. They they take Nicaragua Tours to go to the beaches and colonial towns.

Among the larger banks of the country are BAC, Banpro, Bancentro, LAFISE, Citibank, Banco de Finanzas or BDF and Procredit. The tourists get their news of Nicaragua at La Prensa, El Nuevo Diario, Canal 2, Canal 8, Canal 10 and Canal 12 TV. Natural disasters happen all over the world, recently there was an earthquake in Japan and people feared that there would be an earthquake in Nicaragua, or earthquake in Managua, but nothing has happened. It is very rare to have hurricanes, and almost never do we have tornadoes.

If you are coming to Nicaragua to buy real estate, or have real estate for sale in Nicaragua, you will find it at very convenient prices.

Pochomil Nicaragua is the favorite destination of traveling families, tourists and high net worth individuals from Nicaragua.