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David Smith of Farmland Assets – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
I, personally, don’t participate in adventure Mombachoi Volcano Nicaragua, View From The Lake – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingtravel or activities here in Nicaragua, but I can tell you what other people do.
 
Overall, adventure travel and activities are very popular in Nicaragua.  The diversity of Nicaragua, with the volcanoes, lagunas, beaches and rivers is very attractive to people who like outdoor spots.
 
The TV show Survivor is here right now and they’ve been coming here for several years to shoot their programs.  Discovery Channel is here as well.
 
The amount of tourists who come here to Nicaragua is increasing 5% to 10% per year, and we see a lot of people doing different adventure sports.  As a result, a lot of different types of adventure businesses are growing rapidly.  Here’s a rough list of the most popular:
  • Surfing.  Of course, Nicaragua is a major area for surfing.  They do world competitions here.
  • Fishing.
  • Canopy tours.
  • Kayaking.
  • Hang gliding.
  • Biking.  A lot of people are bringing their bikes down here to Nicaragua to do bike trips.  A few years ago, I think a Frenchmen came here to Nicaragua and broke a world record on a bicycle for speed.
  • Hiking is very popular because of the volcanoes and the mountains.
  • Extreme sports that combine biking and running.
  • On some of the volcanoes in the north of Nicaragua they have lava boarding, where they slide down these volcanoes on what looks like a surf board.  This is becoming very popular and quite famous.  This particular volcano has all these fine lava pebbles and people go up there and basically ski down the volcano and do all sorts of speed events. 
Lucy Valenti of Liv Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Adventure travel is one of the most Sand boarding Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingpopular activities in Nicaragua.  In many respects, Nicaragua is still an undiscovered country, with lots of opportunities.
 
Nicaragua has: 
  • Extraordinary fishing
  • Surfing  (Nicaragua is one of the most famous countries in the world for great surfing.)
  • Volcano hiking and volcano sand boarding (Nicaragua is a pioneer in this.)
  • Canopy
  • Hiking
  • Trekking (walking on a path)
  • Hiking caves
  • SCUBA diving (Not only in the Caribbean, but also in the Pacific, and in lakes like Apoyo Lake, which is the most famous, located in between Granada and Masaya.)
  • Kayaking (On the lake in Granada, you have people who rent kayaks.  On the ocean kayaking is not yet developed, but hopefully will be soon.  The exception for sea kayaking is San Juan del Sur, where there are people who will rent you a kayak.)
There are lots of things to discover and lots of adventures to be had in Nicaragua.  Adventure tourism is slowly being developed.  Nicaragua will continue to add new activities for years to come in this segment of tourism.
 
There are lots of things to do in Nicaragua involving adventure travel.  There are also lots of opportunities to start small businesses around adventure travel, because the country is really just starting on this.  Here are just two examples: 
  • On Lake Nicaragua (which is one of the biggest in the world), there are very few businesses that promote activities.
  • No one in Nicaragua has yet created a company to promote rafting.  We have rivers in the central and northern part of the country close to the boarder with Honduras, and I know that there is a tour operator in Honduras that brings tourists from Honduras to that part of Nicaragua to do rafting, but within Nicaragua, no one is offering that service. 
There is a lot of opportunity here.

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