Nicaragua offers a plethora of fun pursuits for the eager and dauntless traveler. You can climb the region’s impressive volcanoes. Hike through the country’s dense forests and jungles. Participate in yoga retreats, either via private instruction or group classes. Whether you’re interested in golfing, fishing, or surfing, you’ll find plenty of opportunities during your stay.
Another activity many vacationers enjoy is learning about Nicaragua’s history and culture. Therein lie some of the country’s most fascinating aspects. From its architecture and religion to its literature, music, and political history, Nicaragua hosts a rich heritage brimming with intriguing details.
What follows is a brief summary of these attributes. Set aside time between your adventures in Nicaragua to immerse yourself in the country’s vivid history and culture.
The architecture in Nicaragua has a colonial flavor. That’s due to Spanish settlements that colonized the country early in its history. But much of it is a facade, presented for the benefit of tourists. Behind the facade is a style more reflective of its present-day society.
Nicaraguans are predominantly Catholic. That’s been the case since the early 1900s. But most are Catholic primarily in name, having little connection with the church in their everyday life. It’s worth noting that freedom of religion is constitutionally guaranteed.
Literature in Nicaragua has a long history dating back to the days prior to Columbus’s voyages to the Americas. The Spanish settlements have had a significant influence, and today many of the country’s most celebrated literary figures have roots in Spain.
Spanish influence is also evident in the music of Nicaragua. The pop charts have long been the domain of performers hailing from Cuba, Panama, and Brazil. That said, the people’s musical tastes vary from Reggae and Bachata to Cumbia and even heavy metal (among the younger generation).
Nicaragua has endured a history of dictatorships and occupations by other states, which has heavily influenced its current political leanings. Numerous periods of instability have given rise to a steady and secure democratic republic. Legislative and executive branches are now governed by a multi-party system and headed by an elected president.
Nicaragua has a rich history and culture that will captivate the curious. When you visit the country on your next vacation, learn about its heritage and interact with the people who live here. You’ll find them to be friendly and welcoming, and always ready with a smile.
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