3 Beautiful Lakes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua.
Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua. Photo by Marwan Abdalah on Unsplash

Nicaragua is safely tucked away between the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, but its lakes are as beautiful as its shores. If you want to discover the natural beauty of this Central American country in its full glory, here are three lakes that you shouldn’t miss for the world.

Lake Nicaragua

Also known as Cocibolca or Granada, Lake Nicaragua is not only the largest in this country but in all of Central America. In addition to its connection to the history of Caribbean pirates, this lake is best known for its rich biodiversity and it’s home to several species of adapted marine animals, including bull sharks, sawfish, and tarpon.

Lake Apoyo

Located in the very heart of Apoyo Lagoon, this is Nicaragua’s largest volcanic crater lake, and that’s just part of its charm. Its dark sand beaches transformed it into a major tourist attraction and it’s now a popular spot for swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, and many other water sports.

Lake Managua

Nicaragua’s capital city Managua is located on the shores of this stunning lake, also known as Lake Xolotlán. Several nature reserves are located on its shores and the volcanic island of Momotombo is one of the most popular attractions that you should visit in this area.