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GUIDE TO NICARAGUA, CENTRAL AMERICA:
Emerging as Tourism Hot Spot
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.
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.
|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 http://www.nicaragua-spanish-lessons.com
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
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.
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.
|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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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.
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
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.
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.