Surf Camp France | 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT NICARAGUA
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31 Jan 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT NICARAGUA

NICARAGUA

Nicaragua is the biggest of all the Central American countries. It lays between Costa Rica in the South and Honduras in the North. The Caribbean coast lies in the East and the Pacific ocean in the West. It’s known as the land of lakes and volcanoes and it’s also our next destination, but… Why Nicaragua?

Here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know:

1.

Nicaragua’s average temperature is 30º. Hot Hot!!

 

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2.

There are 70 protected regions of land and water in Nicaragua, which aid in saving many rare endangered species found in the country. These species include various monkeys, sloths, sea turtles and boa constrictors.

 

turtle

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3.

It’s food is a mixture of Creole and Caribbean food. Nicaraguans incorporate fresh and locally grown food into their dishes, and often cook a lot of corn, seafood, rice, beans and peppers.

 

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4.

Nicaragua has 300 days-a-year off-shore winds. Yeah, you read it right! These unique conditions make Nicaragua an incredible surf destination.

 

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5.

The water temperature in San Juan del Sur goes from 24ºC (the coldest) to 28ºC (the warmest). That means that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of the year.

 

surfer

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6.

In its 805 km of coastline you can find 5 of the best surf spots in the world.

 

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7.

Lake Nicaragua is the largest freshwater lake in Central America, and 10th largest in the world. Its also home to more than 430 volcanic islands, one of them it’s called Ometepe and its comprised of two volcanoes which formes a figure-8 island. It is the largest island on a freshwater lake in the world. And we are next to it!

 

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8.

Lake Nicaragua is the only one in the world to contain freshwater sharks and other fish which don’t exist anywhere else in the world.

 

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9.

Out of a total of 88 constellations found in the night sky, 86 of them can be seen clearly in Nicaragua.

 

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10.

Tourism hasn’t taken away its authenticity, so Nicaragua is one of the few countries that keep being original and pristine. That’s why we want to promote an eco-friendly and respectful way of tourism.

 

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Xué Gil
xue@dreamseasurfcamp.com

Born and raised in Barcelona and now exploring the world. My name is Xué and I'm a photographer passionate about surfing, traveling and Dreamsea. I like cats and spontaneous adventures.

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