Resources about Nicaragua

Resources About Nicaragua

International travel is a richer experience if the traveler understands a bit about the culture, history, politics, economics, geography and society of the country one is to visit. Each participant is expected to educate him or herself about the host country prior to travel.


Resources to get started are listed below including relevant websites, travel guides, books, and films. Please take the opportunity to explore and enjoy some of these resources. The first listed resource is the most complete research study of its kind that is specific to the elder population that we serve. The research was conducted by our partnering in-country geriatrician, Dr. Lopez, one of only four geriatricians in the entire country of Nicaragua.


Research on the Health of Elders In Nicaragua

Evaluación de los Hogares de Ancianos en la región centro-norte de Nicaragua By Milton López Norori. MD, MPH, MG Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España, 2006 Click here


General Cultural Competency

What's Up With Culture? An on-line cultural training resource for study abroad. Click here


Websites About Nicaragua

CIA - The World Factbook -- Nicaragua Features a map and brief descriptions of geography, economy, government, and people.


Nicaragua: History, Geography, Government, and Culture Very basic information on the land, its people, history and government.


The travel state website offers general country and travel information including entry and exit requirements, safety and security, crime, health and


Nicaragua : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library Overview of life, history, and culture by the US Library of Congress.


Travel Guides

Nicaragua, Lucas Vidgen & Adam Skolnick, Lonely Planet Publications

Moon Handbooks Nicaragua (Moon Handbooks) Randall Wood and Joshua Berman Avalon Travel

Adventure Guide Nicaragua (Adventure Guide Series) by Erica Rounsefell 

Nicaragua Newspapers (in Spanish)

El Nuevo Diario  -
La Prensa - El Diario de los Nicaraguenses -


Books, Non-fiction

Books, Fiction