Called “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” thick rainforests, rugged highlands, and beautiful beaches define Nicaragua’s beautiful landscape. Its rich history dates back to the Spanish conquistadores.
However, hopelessness, addiction, destitution, and poverty plague many in Nicaragua.
The poorest nation in Central America, almost 80% of Nicaraguans live on less than $2 a day. One in four Nicaraguans is either starving or suffering from malnutrition. Entire families live on and scrounge for scraps in city dumps.
The people of Nicaragua need to know they are seen, loved, and not forgotten by God. Will you share this life-changing truth with them?
Shaking hands is the customary greeting in business settings in Nicaragua. In casual settings, people may greet each other with a hug and kiss, but foreigners are not expected to do this.
Punctuality is not highly valued in Nicaragua, and most people will often be late by a half hour or more.
Nicaragua has a very traditional culture. Women need to dress very modestly and not hold extended eye contact with men. Christians don’t drink, smoke, use profanity, innuendos, or engage in PDA.
Roman Catholic 59%
Protestant Christian 23%
Take a wild sandboard excursion down Cerro Negro Volcano.
Go explore Ometepe Island in southwest Nicaragua.
Spend a day exploring the colonial-era city of Granada. Get a taste for the rich culture and beauty of Nicaragua by trying premium Nicaraguan chocolate at the chocolate museum, going shopping in the local markets, and visiting historical sites.
For a relaxing day off, spend a day on the beach—on either the Atlantic or the Pacific ocean.