beaches, colonial cities, tropical forests and the second largest lake
of Latin America, provide the ideal ingredients for the development
of the tourism industry.
- Nicaragua has the greatest tourism potential of the region, due to the
diversity of its resources:
- Warm beach weather all year round
- Cities with colonial architecture
- Lakes and lagoons
- Tropical forests
- Islands in the Caribbean Sea
- The Great Lake of Nicaragua:
- 8,000 square km ( second largest lake of Latin America )
- Shelters a total of 500 small tropical islets, which are natural shelter
to orchids, tropical birds and to a rich archeological heritage.
- Its fauna has marine species adapted to fresh water, like Sharks
- The destinations with the greatest potential for ecotouristic
development are: Ometepe Island, San Juan River, Padres Ramos Estuary, Perlas Keys, Little
Corn Island and the Volcanos Route.
- Tourism has become the fourth largest source of foreign exchange. The
Government projects that the sector will generate US $250 million by the year 2000.
- In the Caribbean, the beautiful island of Corn Island, offers one of the
best rest retreats and has the potential for sailing, sports fishing, scuba diving and
resort living at its best.
|FACTS OF INTEREST
|Last century, Nicaragua was well traveled, not as a
destination, but rather as a quick route to California. Nearly one hundred thousand
Goldrushers traveled the transit Route. This route is now considered Nicaraguas
"golden corridor: for tourism, as the river and Lake where Vanderbuilts and
Morgans steamers once sailed is now a protected area and an ideal destination for
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