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What to do in Nicaragua: The Country with the Only Freshwater Sharks in the World

Nicaragua, the only place in the world with freshwater sharks! But don't worry, they're not the only interesting thing there. Shall we embark on this journey?

Nicaragua, the land of lakes and volcanoes, is a little explored destination, but full of natural and cultural charms. Starting with its capital, Managua, with its colonial architecture and vibrant nightlife.

But the best of Nicaragua lies beyond the cities. Starting with Isla Ometepe, an island formed by two volcanoes in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. Then we have Granada, one of the oldest and best-preserved colonial cities in Central America. Then, be sure to visit the Masaya volcano, where you can marvel at the incandescent lava. The Corn Islands archipelago is another unmissable destination, perfect for those looking for paradisiacal beaches and great diving spots. And finally, Leon, a historic city with a rich culture and beautiful monuments.


The local currency is the Córdoba and the official language is Spanish. Brazilians need a visa to travel to Nicaragua, so be aware of that.

Although Nicaragua is a democracy, the country has faced political instability in recent years. In socioeconomic terms, Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, but the hospitality and joy of the Nicaraguan people are unparalleled.

A trip to Nicaragua is quite affordable. With accommodation and food at reasonable prices, it is possible to explore the country without spending much.

Now, do you remember the curiosity we mentioned at the beginning? That's right, Nicaragua is home to the only place in the world where freshwater sharks exist. Lake Nicaragua, also known as Mar Doce, is home to bull sharks, which have managed to adapt to freshwater.


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