Nicaragua

GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE

Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, is the country’s largest city and the third-largest city in Central America. Nearly one fifth of Nicaragua is designated as protected areas like national parks, nature reserves, and biological reserves. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.

PEOPLE & CULTURE

The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis. Today, Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic.

The multi-ethnic population of six million includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, and Asians. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages. The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature.

Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Americas. According to the United Nations Development Program, 48% of the population of Nicaragua lives below the poverty line. REAP Granada is our Ministry Partner, transforming lives in 
Granada, Nicaragua through 
spiritual, social & economic change.

PLAN TO TRAVEL

IMF mission teams of 10-25 travelers travel to Nicaragua quarterly (about 4 teams per year) for a 6-night journey where we balance serving with Ministry Partners, REAP Grenada, with education about Nicaragua’s culture, people, struggles, and beauty.

Our teams stay at a local hotel or guesthouse. Our all-inclusive price (airfare from any US or Canadian city) for a 6-night experience is $1,575.

JOIN A TEAM
Mission Calendar 2017
Country Date Type of Team and Partner Church/Organization Availability
Nicaragua July 19 – 25 Partnering with OBC; Swerve Parent/Student Team CLOSED
Mission Calendar 2018
Country Date Type of Team and Partner Church/Organization Availability
Nicaragua March 24 – 30 Partnering with Osborne Baptist Church; Collide Student Trip CLOSED
Nicaragua June 18 – 22 OPEN OPEN
Nicaragua August 27 – 31 OPEN OPEN

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