9 interesting facts about Nicaragua

I left Nicaragua just few days ago and there were quite many interesting things I got to know about this country. I have to be honest.. not all of these are facts 🙂 some of it is just what locals told me and I believed them or what I noticed:

  1. There are no street names in Nicaragua – it’s super weird and really confusing!
  2. UBER is banned in Nicaragua
  3. Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America – it really is massive!
  4. The only freshwater sharks known in the world can be found in Lake Nicaragua – I was happy I didn’t meet any!
  5. Nicaragua has one of the youngest populations in the world. The median age for the country is approx 21 years old.
  6. Rum in Nicaragua is super cheap – half a litre of Flor de Caña for only 4-5 dollars
  7. Drones are banned in Nicaragua – sorry travel video/photographers! They will actually take your drone away and storage it if you want to enter to the country with it.
  8. Nicaragua made big investment into windmills in Ometepe island but these were installed the wrong way so you can never see those windmills working because wind comes from another direction – not sure if it’s a fact but that’s what the locals told me and I saw those windmills with my own eyes.. their wings were not moving.
  9. Sunday Funday is the biggest pool party held in Central America and it happens EVERY Sunday in San Juan Del Sur.

All in all Nicaragua is a wonderful country and I encourage everyone to travel there! It’s super cheap and there’re lots of cool places to visit not to mention that they have pretty nice surf spots!

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