Nicaragua hosts an impressive array of water bodies, contributing to its natural beauty and ecological significance. From vast lakes to meandering rivers and serene lagoons, Nicaragua's waterways play a vital role in shaping its landscape, supporting diverse ecosystems, and providing valuable resources.
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Bosawás Biosphere Reserve (Nicaragua) The Editor Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:15
The Bosawás Biosphere Reserve is located in the north of Nicaragua, next to the border with Honduras. Together with three neighboring protected areas of Honduras, it constitutes the largest protected area complex of tropical mountain moist forest north of the Amazon Basin.
Central America Volcanic Arc The Editor Thu, 10/15/2020 - 15:09
The Central America Volcanic Arc is a chain of hundreds of volcanic formations that extend from Guatemala to northern Panama, parallel to the Pacific coastline of the Central American Isthmus. These volcanic formations range from major stratovolcanoes to lava domes and cinder cones.
Granada is a city in southwestern Nicaragua that lies on the shore of Lake Nicaragua and at the foot of the Mombacho Volcano. It is historically one of Nicaragua's most important cities, both economically and politically, with a rich colonial heritage, as seen in its architecture and structure.
Gulf of Fonseca (Central America) The Editor Mon, 08/19/2019 - 19:11
The Gulf of Fonseca, a sheltered inlet of the Pacific Ocean, is a gulf in Central America that is bounded in the northwest by El Salvador, the northeast by Honduras and the southeast by Nicaragua. Notable among the islands in the gulf are Zacate Grande, El Tigre and Meanguera.
Lake Managua (or Lago Xolotlán) is a lake in Nicaragua. Managua, the nation's capital, lies on its southwestern shore, and the Momotombo Volcano is on its northwestern shore. The lake is economically significant: its waters yield fish and alligators and are plied by shallow-draft vessels.
Lake Nicaragua is the largest of several freshwater lakes in Nicaragua as well as the largest in Central America. Located in southwest Nicaragua, it is the dominant physical feature of the country. There are more than 400 islands in the lake.
León Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, is a significantly important and historic landmark in León, Nicaragua. It is the largest Cathedral in Central America and one of the best-known in the Americas due to its distinct architecture and particular cultural importance.
Masaya Volcano National Park, consisting of a volcanic caldera with two volcanoes and five craters, was established in 1979 as Nicaragua's first national park. Volcán Masaya is one of Nicaragua's most popular tourist attractions due to the opportunity of direct contact with the crater.
Mesoamerica: Historical Region (Mexico, Central America) The Editor Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:57
Mesoamerica, which means "middle America" in Greek, is Central America's historical and cultural region. It extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica.
The Mosquito Coast, also known as the "Miskito Coast," historically included the Miskito kingdom's fluctuating area along the eastern coast of present-day Nicaragua and Honduras. It was named after the local Miskito Amerindians and was long dominated by British interests.