Created some 20,000 years ago when the cone of a volcano imploded, the lake is fed by volcanic fumaroles that warm the slightly salty waters.
An archipelago of 365 mini-islands. They were formed 25,000 years ago when the top blew off Mombacho volcano, raining down huge stones.
The stunning river gorge that cuts deep through ancient rocks to create the Somoto, it is one of the most exciting adventure experiences.
Peering through sulphurous clouds at the molten lava lake at the centre of the Santiago crater on the top of the Masaya volcano.
This large island in Lago Cocibolca is graced with two mighty volcanoes: the active Concepcion Volcano and the not-so-active Maderas.
The dramatic black cone of gravelly cinder appeared in 1850 and has erupted 23 times since then. It is more famous as an adventure destination.
The Pearl Cays offer a raw slice of palm-fringed paradise on 12 tiny islands that seem to float in the shimmering turquoise waters.
Playa Maderas, which has a board-friendly sandy bottom, right and left breaks, and waves that will give both beginners and pros a ride to remember.
The 36 remote islands in the Solentiname Archipelago are gradually growing, learn their stunning setting in Lake Nicaragua and of the islanders.
The tiny village of El Castillo clings to the thickly forested banks, its historic stone fortress standing above streets of painted wooden houses raised on stilts.
Palm-backed beaches with warm crystal waters and golden sands. Beautiful Corn Islands offer a change of pace to those lucky enough to visit.