Nicaragua is a little larger than New York State. The capital of Nicaragua is Managua and other major cities are Bluefield, Chinandega, Granada, Jinotega, Leon, Masaya, Matagalpa and Rivas. The climate on highlands is cooler and in lowlands is tropical. Nicaragua is warm and has many land that has lakes, mountains; rivers, volcanoes, sea and sun. The country is divided into three geographic regions which are the Pacific Lowlands on the west, the mountainous Central Region and the Atlantic Lowlands on the east. The central Region is an area with mountains and ranges over 3,281 feet above sea level. “There are oaks, pines, moss, ferns and orchids are abundant in the massive cloud forests of the region.”  There are many hikers and backpackers; many walk along the tree shaded paths which can lead you to clear waters of the mountain springs. Nicaragua’s tropical east coast is far different from the rest of the country. The climate is tropical with high temperature and high humidity. The city of Bluefields is located here, English mostly spoken. Nature lovers will find interest in the tropical forests of the area. “A great variety of birds are to be studied including eagles, turkeys, toucans, parakeets and macaws.”  Animal life in the area includes several different species of monkeys, ant-eaters, white-tailed deer and tapirs. The Pacific Lowlands area runs from the Gulf of Fonseca, on Nicaragua's Pacific border with Costa Rica south of Lake Nicaragua. From this lowland strip, you can view the Maribios mountain range, with its 25 volcanic cones, which towers over most of the beautiful and impressive beaches found anywhere
Cited: Channel, By Nicaragua. "Culture in Nicaragua | By Nicaragua Channel." Nicaragua Hotels, Travel and Destination Guide | By Nicaragua Channel. Web. 01 Nov. 2010. . Channel, By Nicaragua. "Page Not Found on Nicaragua.com | By Nicaragua Channel." Nicaragua Hotels, Travel and Destination Guide | By Nicaragua Channel. Web. 01 Nov. 2010. . Merrill, Tim. Nicaragua: a Country Study. Washington (D.C.): Government Printing Office, 1994. Print. "Nicaragua - History." Country Studies. Web. 01 Nov. 2010. . "Nicaragua Facts." Sponsor a Child - Compassion. Web. 01 Nov. 2010. . "People - Nicaragua - Central America: Nicaragua Population, Nicaragua People, Lake Nicaragua, Mestizo People, Center Government." Countries Quest. Web. 01 Nov. 2010. . Plunkett, Hazel. Nicaragua in Focus: a Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. Brooklyn, NY: Interlink, 1999. Print. Plunkett, Hazel. Nicaragua in Focus: a Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. Brooklyn, NY: Interlink, 1999. Print. "Youth and Education Issues in Nicaragua." Foundation for Sustainable Development | Grassroots International Development | Intern, Volunteer, Donate. Web. 01 Nov. 2010. .