Nicaragua's Caribbean coastline is home to picture-perfect beaches, dense jungles and beautiful, remote islands surrounded by turquoise seas. Once a haven for pirates and buccaneers, the area has a rich and interesting history which you can see from the diverse population who live here today. Many of the local people are descendants of British prospectors and freed slaves, and English-speaking Creole communities live alongside indigenous Miskito, Rama, Garifuna and Mayangna villages.
Mainland visitors can explore a jumble of creeks and mangrove forests along the coast, with opportunities for hiking, fishing and wildlife spotting, whilst the Pearl Keys and Corn Islands offer idyllic Caribbean getaways where you can truly put your feet up and enjoy the local hospitality. Underwater, scuba divers and snorkelers can see colorful reefs and shipwrecks which serve as a reminder of the region's pirate past.