Nicaragua invisions that more than 100,000 domestic and foreign tourists will attend national holidays – festas patrias –  this week.
According to Lucy Valenti, president of the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur), thanks to the tourist flow, the country’s income for this reason might account for over US$18 million only from September 14th to 17th.

A vibrant and popular choice of tourists and locals, the Calle La Calzada in Granada. La Catedral de Granada is in the background.

‘These holidays are held in Central America, from Guatemala to Costa Rica, and therefore they represent an opportunity to promote tourism in the region’, she said.

Valenti said that the main destinations in Nicaraguan holidays will be the island of Ometepe, San Juan del Sur, Matagalpa, Jinotega and Chontales.

In 2016 the country was visited by 1.5 million foreign tourists, who left an income of US$642.1 million dollars.