Experience All that Nicaragua Has to Offer When You Soak in the Culture

Posted by Gran Pacifica on May 15, 2014 9:12:59 AM

Experience Nicaragua CultureDespite the incredible culture of destinations like Nicaragua, many travelers find themselves doing the same things on vacation that they might do back home.

Along with relaxing on the beach, sipping cocktails by the pool and dining on your favorite foods, try to break out of your comfort zone and experience the new and different things available in this exotic, tropical destination.

Nicaragua offers some amazing heritage, museums, art, cuisine and language, and visitors can experience it all by embracing the culture in Nicaragua.

Understand the Nation's History and Heritage

In order to appreciate the modern country, it helps to better understand the history of Nicaragua. Locals are proud of their heritage, and they will love that you learned more about their culture. The native Indian population of Nicaragua was conquered by the Spaniards in the 16th century, and it was only made independent 200 years later. The United States also had military conflicts in Nicaragua in the 20th century, and their presence has undoubtedly influenced the local atmosphere as well.

Speak the Local Language

Officially, the native language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Ask any local, however, and they might tell you that the unofficial tongue is Nicaragüense. Words flow into one another beautifully, and local words and phrases have evolved that are specific to Nicaragua. One of the most common words you'll hear is, "Hombé!" Technically meaning "man," this word is used as a greeting for men, women and children.

Top Cultural Attractions to Visit

It is nearly impossible to list all the great cultural attractions, museums and galleries worth a visit in Nicaragua. However, some of the most popular among international visitors include the León Cathedral, the Palacio Nacional and the 6,000-year-old Huellas de Acahualinca.

Taste the Local Cuisine

No trip to Nicaragua would be complete without sampling as many of the local specialties as possible. Residents love having travelers try their regional dishes and drinks. A typical meal is large and includes meat, rice, beans, salad and tasty fried plantains for dessert. Street vendors also sell snacks and drinks, and this casual style of dining is a big part of the local culture.

With the help of a home base like the Gran Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort, you can truly experience the culture in Nicaragua. Click here to learn more about the nation's cuisine, history, language and art.

Gran Pacifica

Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

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