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Rivas Department

4.2
Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Fountains
Rivas is a department of the Republic of Nicaragua. It covers an area of 2,155 km² and has a population of 166,900 (2005 census). The department's capital is the city of Rivas.OverviewRivas is known for its fertile soil and beautiful beaches. Throughout the department, there are many sugar cane, plantain, tobacco, and other crop plantations. The department borders Lake Nicaragua to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The southern part of the department borders with Costa Rica. A small fishermen village, called San Juan del Sur, has turned into a popular tourist attraction because of the great beaches in the area. Another major tourist attraction is Ometepe, a large volcanic island inhabited by about 32,000 people (2005 census).Municipalities Altagracia Belén Buenos Aires Cárdenas Moyogalpa Potosí Rivas San Jorge San Juan del Sur Tola
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Nature in Rivas Department

Volcano
Volcan Maderas Isla de Ometepe
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Laguna Charco Verde Isla de Ometepe
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Cascada de San Ramon Isla de Ometepe
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Rio Istian Isla de Ometepe
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Rivas Department

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Beach
Popoyo Beach Popoyo
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Gallery
The Art Warehouse San Juan del Sur
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Playa el Coco Playa El Coco
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Rivas Department

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Nature / Park
Marsella Valley Nature Center San Juan del Sur
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nature / Park
O Parks, WildLife and Recreation El Ostional
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Ostional Private WildLife Reserve El Ostional
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Parque Central Altagracia
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Rivas Department

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Beach
Playa Escameca San Juan del Sur
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Beach
Playa Redonda Playa Redonda
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Playa Remanso San Juan del Sur
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min