You can choose from a number of trips and offers designed to show you the country’s best holiday destinations. But so often the experience that stays with you are more subtle. Capturing vision of a monkey in a tree, getting a cool drink while the sky turns light red at sundown, practicing Spanish language in the local market, watching a turtle hatchling scurry to the sea, browsing sailing in isolation, getting distracted by a local fiesta, digging your toes in the sand and getting that tingling feeling that comes with experiencing a new place. This is how memories are made and new activities started. It’s no surprise really that Nicaragua tourism was a nonexistent industry shortly ago but is now the country’s top earner.