Gay Guide Nicaragua

The age of consent for all is 16 years. On 14 November 2007, the Nicaraguan National Assembly adopted a new penal code. Article 240, which defined voluntary sexual acts between adult homosexuals as "sodomy" and a criminal offence, has finally been removed. This change in criminal law was made possible by local human rights groups in cooperation with Amnesty International and the Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation. In June 2014, a law was passed that makes marriage, registered partnerships and adoptions incaccessible for homosexual couples. While in 2013, according to a survey, only 16% of respondents were in favour of introducing marriage for all, by 2017 the figure had risen to 24.5%. Nicaragua's first Gay Pride Festival took place in 1991 and is held every June around the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in the capital Managua. The small Central American country offers stunning natural beauty - volcanic landscapes and tropical beaches alternate with rainforests, which offer a huge biodiversity.

Cities in Nicaragua

Granada

Location: Central America
Initials: NIC
International country code: 505
International access code: 00
Language: Spanish, English
Population: 5,992,000
Capital: Managua
Religions: 59% Roman Catholic, 24% Protestant
Climate: The best time to visit the Pacific or central regions is early in the dry season (Dec & Jan).

Top Hotels

NH Collection Hotel Carlo IV

In a splendid neo-Renaissance building which has preserved the best of its past, Carlo IV invites you to discover the Prague of today. A magnificent lobby is the focal point for daily comings and goings, and elsewhere the design takes the stuccoes and frescoes from another era and complements them with contemporary additions and luxurious detailing... more

Hotel Lemongarden

Bougainvilleas, roses, hibiscus - the flowers are almost lavish in their use of color. And while your gaze wanders over the lush sea of blossoms, you can hear the sea in the background in the idyllic harbour of Sutivan... more

Küstenperle Strandhotel & Spa

The Küstenperle opened in summer 2017 directly on Büsum's Perlebucht bay, with a sweeping view of the dike and the sea. The modern-maritime beach hotel & spa offers guests an attractive all-round package: 93 rooms and suites, seven vacation apartments, the restaurant "Deichperle", the bar "Schneiders", a library and the spacious wellness and spa area leave no wishes unfulfilled. more