Located in the geographic center of Central America and flanked by the Caribbean and Pacific, Nicaragua contains beautiful, sparsely populated beaches and pristine jungles. Characterized by verdant landscapes dotted with glimmering lagoons and towering volcanoes, Nicaragua is becoming a key destination for birding, geology, service learning, education and research. 
Numerous volcanoes, several of which are active, form a spine down Nicaragua’s west coast. Nicaragua is also home to Central America’s largest river and freshwater lake, Lake Nicaragua, where a large population of freshwater sharks reside. Lake Nicaragua contains over 450 volcanic islands including the world’s largest lake island, Ometepe, which is formed by two volcanoes. From ash bulging volcanic cones and silvery crater lakes to the colonial architecture monuments of León and Granada, explorers will have a chance to see the many faces and scenes that make up Nicaragua. Abundant, fascinating tropical wildlife inhabits its borders, such as the Turquoise-browed Motmot, the national bird. Travelers can uncover regions with little outside influence and explore cloud forest ecosystems, organic coffee farms, and endless breathtaking coastline. Nicaragua’s recently developed ecotourism infrastructure makes the country an appealing destination for travelers interested in cultural immersion as well as exploration of less frequented sites. Holbrook and our partners in Nicaragua are aiding in the development of ecotourism and the protection of the country’s natural wonders to ensure their preservation for future generations. Our Nicaragua tours offer travelers the chance to experience the country authentically, through meaningful interaction with local communities and the environment.