Nicaragua is often referred to as the “pais de lagos y volcanoes” which translates to, the country of lakes and volcanoes. The country offers a lot of diverse activities for foreigners to engage in. The Corn Islands along with the colonial cities of Leon and Granada are the top destinations for tourists in the country. Beaches around the country offer tourists with activities such as sport fishing, surfing, and swimming. Tourists have the option of crossing-off certain activities off their to-do list, things like surfing down an active volcano, canoeing through alligator-infested wetlands, diving into underwater caves, and swimming across sea-channels in the middle of the jungle. There are also a lot of festivals in the country that will pique the interest of tourists. Visiting Nicaragua is actually worth it.
The tourism industry is the second-largest industry in Nicaragua. The government of Nicaragua has the intention of using the growth industry to alleviate poverty throughout the country. The number of tourists visits in the country as of 2013 was more than 1.2 million tourists. There was a setback in the tourism in Nicaragua in 2018 as a result of the Nicaraguan protests.
Tourists must declare $10,000 or more in cash on entry into the country. There is a strong restriction on the use and importation of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles.
Nationals of the following countries can enter Nicaragua visa-free: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States etc.