Gay Guide Nicaragua

On November 14, 2007, the Nicaraguan national assembly passed a new penal code. On the 9th July 2008 the new Nicaraguan Penal Code came into force. Article 240 has finally been banned. This article defined sexual activities between consenting, homosexual adults as "sodomy" and was an offence, subject to punishment. This amendment to the penal code was achieved by local human rights groups as well as amnesty international and the Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung.

Cities in Nicaragua


Location: Central America
Initials: NIC
International country code: 505
International access code: 00
Language: Spanish, English
Area: 120,245 km˛ / 49,998 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Córdoba (C$) = 100 Centavos
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

Villa Ragazzi

This exclusively gay guesthouse near Montpellier is close to the gay beach l'Espiguette. There is a great outdoor bar next to the pool and naked sunbathing is permitted... more

Turtle Cove Beach Resort

40 minutes North of Cairns, 20 minutes South of Port Douglas. LGBT, adult only, private Beachfront resort. 30 rooms with en-suite, most with ocean views, poolside restaurant, Jacuzzi, fully licenced bar, gymnasium, in house massage available... more

Palm Grove Hotel

Former Key West Resort. The only exclusively gay resort. 22 bedrooms & 5 self-catering apartments. more