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Nicaragua Emerging as Tourism Hot Spot
Surfing in Nicaragua

Nicaragua Emerging as Tourism Hot Spot

Nicaragua has had a troubled history. It seems that every time that the country attempts to get back on itís feet, it is hit by political unrest or natural disasters. Only 20 years ago Nicaragua was a disaster zone, the country was in the midst of a civil war and was battered by Hurricane Hugo. Only 10 years prior the country was devastated by an earthquake.
A common misconception is that Nicaragua is a dangerous country. Prior to visiting Nicaragua there are always words of warning, and advice on staying safe. Where did this view come from? Nicaragua is in fact one of the safest countries in the whole region. People view Costa Rica as a safe country to travel in, when in fact there is more street crime, muggings and pick-pocketing.

A country needs time to heal and repair; war stays in peopleís minds for a long time. In 20 short years it seems that Nicaragua has managed to get over the war and turn itself into a major player in the tourism industry.

Cathedral, Granada, Nicaragua, Central America
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Why has Nicaragua grown as a tourist destination? Untouched beaches and forests? Cheap living compared to countries such as the US or UK? Adventure? Beautiful historic colonial cities? Perhaps all of this plus year round warm weather.
Toro Huaco Dancers in Costume at Fiesta de San Sebastian, Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua
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Nicaragua offers something for every type of traveler. San Juan del Sur in the south is very popular with surfers. There are plenty of hotels to suit every budget, and bars and restaurants that line the beach offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean sun sets. The Corn Islands off the Caribbean coast offers untouched beaches with modest lodgings; you can spend your days snorkeling and fishing or relax under a palm tree on the pristine beaches. For travelers who prefer city life you can visit Granada or Leon, both impressively preserved colonial cities. For the more adventurous you can visit Ometepe; climb one of the two volcanoes and swim in the lake at the top of the volcano.

Another reason that Nicaragua has emerged as tourism destination is due to its rich Culture. 

Due to the low living costs many travelers are choosing to spend extended amounts of time in Nicaragua so that they can learn Spanish and spend time living with Nicaraguan families so that they can gain a true understanding of Nicaragua, itís people, itís history and itís culture.

If you are interested in experiencing everything Nicaragua has to offer and develop your Spanish skills visit

Surfing in Nicaragua


Nicaragua is known for its great surfing. Tourists come to Nicaragua to enjoy the beach along with the wonderful surfing conditions. Those who love a challenge are able to ride the waves in some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world.

When you surf in Nicaragua, you can surf on beaches that are exposed to swells from the northwest and the southwest. That makes the surfing much more exciting. Instead of surfing on a beach and waiting for waves to roll in, there is one wave after another when you choose this surfing location.
This is very exciting for people who have surfed in other parts of the world. Many surfing destinations are short or waves and high on people. There are too many people for the waves that are available, and that can make surfing miserable.

That is not the case in Nicaragua. There are plenty of waves, and you are sure to find your own area to surf in.

The surfing in Nicaragua is available year round. The power of the waves change through the year, but one can go and find a wave no matter the month of the year. Therefore, you do not have to plan your trip around surfing. You can go to Nicaragua at any time and bring your surfboard along. You will be able to get a lot of use out of it. No matter what your experience level is, you can bring your surfboard and have a great time.

Cathedral and Lake Cocibolca from Belltower of Iglesia la Merced, Granada, Nicaragua
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Nicaragua is one of the few places with great surfing no matter the skill level. Those who can handle large swells can find a beach to accommodate them. Beginners can also go to a beach to find easier waves to ride.

While there are many great beaches to choose from if you are looking for surfing, Playa Maderas is one of the best. It has great waves, and it has a consistency that surfers love. No matter the time of the year, a surfer can find some great waves to ride at this beach.

Experienced surfers can get some of the best surfing in of their life when they visit this beach. It is a favorite for surfers because it delivers over and over again.
Moyogalpa in the West of Omotepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Central America
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Marsella is another excellent surfing option. This beach also has some great waves, and you can hit the beach and spend an entire day just riding waves. While there are a lot of people that go to this beach, you can still find your own part of the water to wave hunt. If you are new to surfing and want to give a try, there are beaches in Tola that will give you the kind of peaceful waves you will need to get started. Tola is a great place to learn how to handle a surfboard. After you spend some time at one of the Tola beaches, you will be ready to branch out and try one of the other offerings.

Also, because the waves in Tola are mild, there are not as many surfers around. You will get some privacy as you learn about surfing. It is a fun way to spend the day. While you do not have to surf to enjoy Nicaragua, you can have a great time if you bring a board and hit the beach. 

This is one of the premier surfing destinations in the world. Anyone who loves surfing should give it a try so they can find out why Nicaragua is rated as one of the best surfing destinations. No matter if you have a lot of experience or are new to surfing, you can have a wonderful time with the waves.


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Barcelo Managua
Situated near the airport, this Managua hotel is also close to National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. Another nearby attraction is Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms and a hair salon. This 3.5-star property has a business center and offers meeting rooms for small groups. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This Managua property has event space consisting of conference rooms and a ballroom. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. 
Holiday Inn Managua
Set in the heart of Managua, this hotel is close to Monumento a Sandino. Another nearby attraction is Tiscapa Lagoon. Dining options at Holiday Inn Managua include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. This 3.0-star property has a business center and offers meeting rooms for small groups and business services. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Managua property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference rooms, and a ballroom. Concierge services and tour assistance are available.
Hotel Camino Real Nicaragua Managua
This hotel is located in Managua. Mercado Carlos Roberto Huembes is a local point of interest. Another area attraction is Tiscapa Lagoon. Dining options at Hotel Camino Real Managua include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, beauty services, and a hair salon. This 3.0-star property has a business center and offers meeting rooms for small groups, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. 
Thats the Magic of It Managua
This bed & breakfast is located in Managua. Monumento a Sandino and Tiscapa Lagoon are area attractions. Another nearby attraction is Dennis Martinez National Stadium. 
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