Hotels / Resorts Nicaragua 3rd top travel destination for 2013 NYTimes

Published on January 29th, 2013 | by csaylor


“Nicaragua: 3rd top travel destination for 2013” – NYTimes


Nicaragua was listed as number three in the New York Time’s list of the top 46 places to visit in 2013. Despite referencing the country’s past reputation for political turmoil, the publication praises the nation as a growing foodie and ecotourism destination.

Today, Nicaragua is one of the safest destinations in Central America, with a growing restaurant scene and a turn towards boutique, sustainable lodging, similar to Costa Rica, its ecotourism neighbor to the south.

For the last few years, travel writers and young adventure travelers have heavily praised Nicaragua as an emerging destination. As the tourism infrastructure offering matures, with 4 and 5-star boutique hotels dotting the coast and Nicaragua’s more distinct offerings like volcanoes, lakes, colonial towns and Tabaco plantations, the country is primed to welcome a new generation of tourists.

Check out our top choices for lodging in Granada, Ometepe and San Juan del Sur here. We also recommend combining a visit to Nicaragua while on your vacation to Costa Rica by utilizing Nature Air’s direct flights to Managua. A full two country itinerary, combining the tropical jungles of Costa Rica with the charming colonial town of Granada, Nicaragua can be found here.

Full New York Times article HERE.

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