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All Packed and Ready to Go Harold Luxury for Men Summer 2015
Harold

A crucible of flavors and aromas from around the world. This is where the Far East meets the Mediterranean and Americas…

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Today’s Travel News and Tips New York Times May 27, 2015
Harold

Other carriers are set to increase service next month, including Delta Air Lines which will begin seasonal service between Los Angeles and Managua, running June 5 through Aug. 29. American Airlines will begin a direct flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to the capital beginning June 6…

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The 20 Most Adventurous Beaches Men’s Journal May 26, 2015
Men's Journal

On the southwest coast of Nicaragua you’ll find a funky little beach town called San Juan Del Sur where the streets have no names, the surfers practice yoga, and fruit vendors hawk mangos and avocados; two for 20 cents…

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Nicaragua is the Newest Surf Mecca Maxim May 20, 2015
Maxim

After a few days in Granada—a starting point for day trips to the country’s numerous volcanos, both dormant and otherwise—most visitors make their way to the beaches of the Pacific coast, centered around San Juan del Sur…

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Travel New and Now: Hipster Hotels, Dude Ranches, Nicaragua New York Times May 4, 2015
NYT

Nicaragua’s having a moment as a destination. … The country also offers a variety of outdoor attractions and activities, from cloud forests and volcanoes to surfing at San Juan Del Sur.

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Hot Spot Austin Monthly May 2015
Austin

Enrique and I begin hiking the verdant crater trail, looking for Mombacho salamanders and vapor-emiting fumaroles. Not only is it safe here, it’s also breathtakingly beautful…

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Go Here, Not There Details May 2015
Details

Ash boarding, a new extreme sport, sends you zooming down Cerro Negro, a 2,400-foot-high active volcano—on a thin wood or metal board.

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Wandering Heights Flare May 2015
Flare

Boho romance meets high-fashion fantasy as our wistful explorer hits the many roads and vistas of Nicaragua…

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Nicaragua: Two Coastlines and Way More Than Twice the Fun The Wall Street Journal April 30, 2015
WSJ

Nicaragua is a great place to learn to surf, but there’s plenty to keep you busy if that plan runs aground—from beachcombing to climbing volcanos to noshing ceviche…

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In Paradisiacal Nicaragua, Contemplating a Canal The New York Times April 24, 2015
NYT

Once you make landfall, the views go from dazzling to engrossing. The countryside at the foot of the volcanoes is blanketed by generous thickets of bougainvillea, poinsettia and hibiscus, palms and banana trees. The volcanoes dominate the roughly 100-square-mile island, though 30,000 mostly agrarian residents who settled there…

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Granada is Nicaragua’s colonial gem Chicago Tribune April 14, 2015
Chicago Tribune

One of the oldest European-settled cities in the Americas, Granada was founded by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba (who named the town for his home in Spain) on the shores of Lake Nicaragua in 1524. The city grew into a center of trade and opulence as a conservative ruling class came to dominate the city…

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THE BEST NEW PLACES TO HONEYMOON IN 2015 Elle April 9, 2015
Elle

This Central American destination has been beckoning the bohemian set for years, who are drawn to the natural, eco-friendly vibes…

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Opening Report: The Inn at Rancho Santana, Rivas, Nicaragua Fortune April 7, 2015
Fortune

“The development part is less than 20% of the entire ranch,” he says. “The rest is for monkeys and turtles.” You can hear the former trilling in the trees as you laze by an infinity pool and check email on your iPad…

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A Yogi’s San Juan Del Sur New York Magazine – April 6, 2015
New York Magazine

I took my first class with an expat named Vanessa Pattison about ten years ago. Since then, the yoga culture has grown so fast, as has the health and wellness scene…

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Set Sail With the Miskito People in Nicaragua Yahoo April 3, 2015
Yahoo

The Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Little Corn island off Nicaragua is working to preserve the Miskito’s way of life through a unique amenity — allowing guests to sail on an authentic boat with Miskito guides…

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Luxury Leads Travel Weekly March 2, 2015
Travel Weekly

It used to be you had to go to Bali or Thailand to get a real wellness experience,” said Trevor Barran, CEO of Aqua Nicaragua Wellness Resort. “Nicaragua is emerging as a kind of Bali-like product.”

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Let’s Stay Together Travel + Leisure March 2015
Yahoo Travel

The 2,700 acres along the Pacific coast offer plenty to keep the gang busy, like mountain biking, horseback riding, and surfing…

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Three Perfect Days – Nicaragua Paradise Found Hemispheres March 2015
Hemispheres

The view of Nicaragua from the window of an airplane is stunning. The slopes of cloud-frosted volcanoes run thick with rainforests. Strips of golden sand stretch along the coasts…

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The World’s Best Hidden Beaches Yahoo! Travel February 20, 2015
Yahoo Travel

There are no public buses to this unspoiled stretch where there are two bays, open for freestyle snorkel and surfing. Your best shot of reaching it is by renting a 4×4 from town or hiring a private driver for $25…

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A hotelier’s guide to lush, historic, unforgettable Granada The Globe and Mail February 17, 2015
Globe and Mail

One of the most appealing things is taking a boat trip on the lake. It’s very charming to hire a little boat to visit a couple of the hundreds of tiny islands that are near the town. It’s really lush and there are monkeys on some of them and some have places to eat or grab a beer…

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5 Lessons I learned in Nicaragua Cosmo for LatinasSpring 2015
Cosmo for Latinas

Being on a remote, two-mile-long island with no transportation, one doctor for its 1,000 souls, no lights after sundown, where nightlife is nonexistent and everyone wears flipflops taught me to embrace simplicity…

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A New Reason To Go To Nicaragua Now: The Inn At Rancho Santana Forbes LifeFebruary 17, 2015
Forbes Life

There’s a colonial city in the country’s center, and the nature is as impressive as anything in Central America: volcanoes, rain forests, beaches and exceptional surf breaks…

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Nicaragua: Your Next Lavish Latin American Destination TravelPulse.comFebruary 9, 2015
Forbes Life

Nestled in the middle of Central America is an enchanting country filled with rain forests, volcanoes, white-sanded beaches, and colonial architecture. The local coffee is bold and revitalizing, the mountains are a shade of green so pure that you’d swear they were giant emeralds…

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This week’s best travel bargains from around the globe The Washington PostFebruary 3, 2015
TWP

The deal includes round-trip airfare from Washington to Managua, five nights in a private bungalow at the Soma Surf Resort, airport transfers…

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13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It Huffington Post Travel February 2, 2015
HuffPo

And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in the bunch. It’s tropical, with both rich history and exotic Latin culture that awakens your spicy side upon arrival. Travel experts say Nicaragua will rise to become a hotspot in 2015; it is, after all, home to Granada, aka the "Paris of Central America."

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Getting Happy on Little Corn Island Coastal Living February 2015
Coastal Living

Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa in Nicaragua targets bliss-seekers of all kinds with a spectrum of activities, from private meditation classes to dedicated margarita and hammock time.

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Rivas, Nicaragua Latina Magazine February 2015
Latina Magazine

Considered the new Costa Rica, Nicaragua is cheaper, less developed and even safer than its Central American neighbor. Colonial cities, deserted beaches and lush rain forests make the country stunning…

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Surf, Sun And Seclusion: The 10 Most Romantic Exotic-Island Hideaways Forbes Life January 29, 2015
Forbes

There’s something irresistible about a hotel where no one dresses up for dinner but everyone kicks off their shoes in the dining pavilion. The eco-chic Yemaya is that kind of place…

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The Perfect Nicaragua Hotel For YOUR Style Oyster.com January 28, 2015
Oyster

So whether looking to visit a coffee plantation, view Lake Nicaragua from the top of Mombacho volcano, or relax on a hammock in a jungle setting, one of these six hotels is perfect for you…

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Where to go in 2015 Jetsetter January 28, 2015
Jetsetter

Nicaragua looks ready to follow in [Costa Rica’s] footsteps into the Central American spotlight. Granada is an unmissable stop for its Spanish Colonial architecture, a looming Mombacho Volcano backdrop and access to Lake Nicaragua. For long stays, mix in island time on Lake Nicaragua…

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Why Nicaragua Is Becoming A Travel Hotspot Forbes Travel GuideJanuary 21, 2015
Forbes

With new resorts, vibrant colonial cities, powdery Pacific beaches, the world’s largest freshwater volcanic island and plenty of opportunities to shop for traditional crafts, sip locally grown coffee and indulge in a chocolate massage there are numerous reasons to consider a Nicaraguan holiday…

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Hot Destinations 2015, Part 1 Travel SquireJanuary 16, 2015
Travel Squire

Straddling the Pacific on the west and the Caribbean on the east, Nicaragua has fabulous secluded beaches, a rich history and culture, an incredibly lush rainforest, and diverse wildlife above and below sea level…

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Affordable dream trips for 2015 USA TodayJanuary 9, 2015
USA Today

This verdant ecotourism hot spot has untouched rainforests for hiking, an active volcano where you can go "ash boarding" and quiet beaches that draw international surfing competitions. In Nicaragua, you’ll avoid the crowds of neighboring Costa Rica and find prices that are nearly half of what you’d pay across the border…

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Beaches, Colonial Towns, Vocanoes, Cigars: Nicaragua Is Smokin’ ForbesJanuary 8, 2015
Forbes

If you’re ahead of the crowd and crave a bargain, this largest country in Central America, a short flight away from where you may be sitting in the icy cold, is a new travel hot spot…

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Mukul, Nicaragua: A minibar that’s sweet and savory FortuneJanuary 8, 2015
Fortune

After a long day of surfing on Manzanillo Beach, hiking with one of the resort’s resident naturalists or extreme ‘ash-boarding’ down sides of the Cerro Nego volcano, pour a couple rums and relax on the terrace of your treehouse bohio overlooking the Pacific…

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The Best Places to Travel in 2015 Yahoo FinanceJanuary 7, 2015
Yahoo

There are fabulous resorts, charming colonial towns and plenty of ways to escape into tropical nature…

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Best Dream Trips for 2015 Smarter TravelJanuary 4, 2015
Smarter Travel

This verdant ecotourism hot spot has untouched rainforests for hiking, an active volcano where you can go "ash boarding," and quiet beaches that draw international surfing competitions…

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Start planning your big trip: 2015’s Top 10 destinations The Globe and MailJanuary 2, 2015
Globe and Mail

Less visited than Costa Rica and Guatemala and less Americanized than Panama, it has lots to do: active volcanoes that can be climbed and surfed with a sand board, hot springs to soak in, and lush rainforests to explore…

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Nicaragua, Naturally Travel Life MagazineDecember 2014
Travel Life

Whatever you’re looking for, "Nica" has it all—colonial cities and cultural villages; luxury lodgings and rustic resorts; dense rainforest and broad beaches, with plenty for thrill-seekers…

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The hot list: where to travel in 2015 MSN TravelDecember 29, 2014
MSN Travel

It gets rave reviews from everyone who visits, and we can see why: take your pick from rustic log cabins in the jungle, well-heeled eco resorts with a luxurious take on sustainability, and quiet beach-side hotels where the powdery white sand comes right up to your door…

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Where to go in 2015 The Boston GlobeDecember 27, 2014
The Boston Globe

Forget Costa Rica — old news. Industry experts are calling Nicaragua the hottest destination in Central America, and one of its best bargains. The WTTC is predicting an 8.8 percent growth in international tourist spending over the next decade, making it one of the world’s top 10 emerging destinations…

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Best Places to Travel in 2015 Travel + LeisureDecember 2014
Travel + Leisure

Eco-adventurers have their sights set on Costa Rica’s northern neighbor as much for its geographic diversity—beaches, lakes, islets, volcanoes, rainforests, and reefs—as for its colonial-meets-bohemian vibe and comparative affordability…

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Nicaragua la Hermosa Muses & Visionaires MagazineDecember 2014
Muses &Visionaires Magazine

If you’re looking for a country that is teeming with activities, where history is very much alive, where the food is fresh and cheap, and where the landscape is so vast that you can find active volcanoes and a 12-foot surf, then book your ticket to Nicaragua.

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Taking the Kids — to Morgan’s Rock for Thanksgiving Chicago TribuneNovember 13, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Nicaragua, like neighboring Costa Rica, is an easy and safe place for families that wish to include some "voluntourism" on their itinerary…

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10 Reasons to go to Nicaragua Now Yahoo TravelNovember 11, 2014
Yahoo Travel

Nicaragua is still just enough off the beaten path to feel adventurous. But hurry, the number of tourists from the U.S. during the first half of 2014 was up nearly 10 percent over the same period in 2013, so people are finding out!

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8 Distinctive Caribbean Inns for a Range of Budgets NYTimesNovember 7, 2014
NYTimes

Nicaragua’s Pacific coast is more developed than its Caribbean side, but its two offshore Corn Islands, just over 40 miles from the mainland, provide a throwback, no-traffic-lights escape.

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10 beautiful reasons to visit Nicaragua CNN TravelNovember 4, 2014
CNN

With just more than a million international visitors a year, Nicaragua remains relatively undiscovered. But visitor numbers have been trending upward in recent years, as travelers seek out adventure in colorful and beautiful Central America.

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Travel Back in Time Outside MagazineNovember 2014
Outside

Magical things happen on Ometepe, thanks to the island’s two volcanoes, Concepcion and Maderas. Hike 4,573-foot Maderas, with a 100-plus-foot waterfall and a swimmable crater lake, then soak in the nearby hot springs at Ojo de Agua…

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Top 10 Countries Lonely PlanetOctober 22, 2014
Lonely Planet

Nica neophytes have long been touting Nicaragua as ‘the new Costa Rica’. And in the sense that it’s cheaper, safer and less developed than its Central American neighbour, we can see why. But ask any local, and they’ll tell you that far from any imitation, Nicaragua is a unique natural playground with a history, culture and cuisine all of its own…

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Volcano daredevils: Blasting down Cerro Negro in Nicaragua CNN TravelOctober 12, 2014
CNN Travel

Cerro Negro is a baby in geological terms, the youngest volcano, in fact, in all of Central America — some boast in an area with such a fund of them. Since its birth in 1850 it has erupted 23 times, the last in 1999 just before the sport of volcano boarding took hold…

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Ometepe, Nicaragua, remains an unspoiled island Chicago TribuneOctober 7, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Twenty-four hours earlier, I had been climbing one of those Ometepe volcanoes: Volcan Maderas, which traces a winding path through the wet Nicaraguan jungle to a misty cloud forest and then to a dormant 4,570-foot-high crater…

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Never Heard of the Corn Islands? GQ AustraliaSeptember/October 2014
Chicago Tribune

More specifically, paradise is the Corn Islands, made up of the neatly named Big Corn and Little Corn. British colonial adventurers originally called the larger one Skeleton Island while pirates are alleged to have once stashed treasure here (aaargh)…

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Riding Nicaragua’s Hot Spot National Geographic TravelerOctober 2014
Nat Geo

This is the only place in the world where you can sit upright on plywood, feet-first, and coast down a cindery flank of a still active volcano…

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On Lake Nicaragua’s adventure isle, twin volcanoes play host MSN TravelSeptember 15, 2014
MSN Travel

The island is just becoming known to travelers for its hidden petroglyphs, deserted beaches and eco-lodges, where one can kayak and cycle, all in the shadow of the two looming volcanoes…

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Unspoilt, Undiscovered, Unbelievable ElleSeptember 2014
Elle

After the monkey-spotting, the sunset swim and the lobster tail served on our clifftop balcony at Rancho Santana by Brenda, our personal chef, we get the phone call…

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Nicaragua Autentica Delta SkySeptember 2014
Delta Sky

Este pais te ofrece chocolate, hamacas, vocanes y mucho mas…

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Cool Central Conde Nast TravelerSeptember 2014
CNT

Soon enough he found himself in Nicaragua, in the picturesque, colonial town of Granada. Its old-world charms—tree-filled plazas, cobblestoned streets, prominent churches, a promenade overlooking Lake Nicaragua, the country’s biggest lake—enchanted him immediately…

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Kayaking to the Jungle in Nicaragua The New York TimesAugust 21, 2014
NYT

Now, travelers have a chance to discover a different part of the Central American country with a kayaking trip down the Rio San Juan from Green Pathways, an eco-tourism company based in the country…

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7 Colonial Cities for the Historian Travel PulseAugust 21, 2014
TravelPulse

There’s no doubt that Granada, Nicaragua profoundly stands on a rich heritage…

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6 Amazing Ecolodges around the World CheapflightsAugust 4, 2014
Cheap Flights

This fully sustainable compound in Northern Nicaragua offers “a stay in the clouds,” thanks to its location in the cloud rainforest of Selva Negra. Guests can tour the coffee estate, check out the working farm or sample artisan cheeses that are made onsite…

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Taking to the Trails in Tropical Nicaragua Standup Paddle MagazineAugust 2014
PaddleBoard

Mestizo, Caucasian, African, Caribbean and more make Nicaragua a true melting pot, a fusion of cultures united by coffee, poetry and revolution…

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Taking to the Trails in Tropical Nicaragua Horse and StyleAugust 2014
Horse and Style Magazine

You may think of coastal Nicaragua as an unlikely place for the perfect horseback riding adventure, but in this alluring land of lakes, volcanoes and surf, lays a picturesque hacienda…

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7 Stylish Honeymoon Destinations Luxury Latin AmericaAugust 2014
Luxury Latin America

A sleek and attractive boutique hotel that’s near some of Managua’s best restaurants and clubs, Elements is a great addition…

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7 Stylish Honeymoon Destinations VogueAugust 2014
Vogue

For those who shudder at the thought of a traditional champagne-and-rose-petals honeymoon, Nicaragua offers a bohemian alternative. Jean-Marc Houmard, of New York’s Acme and Indochine, and business partner Yvan Cussigh just opened the seven-room Tribal Hotel in Granada…

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10 Exotic Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank Men’s HealthJuly 30, 2014
Men's Health

This 300-acre nature reserve is also what’s known as a "cloud forest" because it gets most of its moisture from low-lying clouds and fog. The rolling hills and valleys are ideal for hiking, experiencing nature, and unplugging…

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Travel Perks Vegetarian TimesJuly/August 2014
Vegetarian Times

A new focus on creating gourmet-style coffee has upped Nicaragua’s standing in today’s coffee world…

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The Next Costa Rica Destination Weddings & HoneymoonsJuly/August 2014
DWH

About as easy to reach as Costa Rica but far less developed, Nicaragua is seducing visitors with authentic local culture, stylish new hotels, primo surfing in the Pacific and diving off its Caribbean islands…

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Miami Flavors: Spotlight on Nicaraguan food, ingredients Miami HeraldJuly 22, 2014
Miami Herald

Despite being a small country, Nicaragua has regional cuisines within its borders; for example, those on the Caribbean coast are more likely to utilize seafood and coconut in their dishes, while those in the interior are likely to prefer meat and chicken…

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The New Adventurers HemispheresJuly 2014
Hemispheres

“It is an incredible thrill,” says Joshua Berman, co-author of the Moon Nicaragua travel guide and one of the first people to try the sport. “First, you hike up and see all these mountains. Then you point yourself downhill and get going…"

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4 Reasons Why Nicaragua Should be Your Next Getaway The CultureistJune 20, 2014
Cultureist

Sometimes lengthy flights with multiple layovers are required to get to those absurdly picturesque beaches and luxury hotels, but that is not the case for Nicaragua…

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Next Stop Nicaragua: Food, Flavor, Fun The Latin KitchenJune 17, 2014
Latin Kitchen

"We Nicaraguans have a tendency to view life in full color, not in black and white" said Cristina Gomez, executive chef of Restaurante El Segundo in Managua, Nicaragua. "That’s exactly how we approach our food, too…"

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New Access to a Nicaraguan Island The New York TimesJune 5, 2014
NYT

When Mark Twain chugged by the twin peaks, one active, one dormant, on a steamboat journey across Lake Nicaragua in 1866, he marveled that they looked like two "magnificent pyramids."…

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A Hidden Gem On Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast: Mukul Forbes May 28, 2014
Forbes

Mukul, which opened last year on the country’s Emerald Coast–a mecca for surfers and a site of spectacular Pacific sunsets–is the result of what will eventually be Pellas’ $250 million dream, a private beach community…

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Discover the Magic of Nicaragua with Cox & Kings Luxury Travel MagazineMay 21, 2014
LTM

With elegant colonial architecture, a colorful history and an array of natural wonders including volcanoes, a cloud forest, sparkling lakes and sun-kissed beaches, Nicaragua is fast becoming the place to travel in 2014…

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Easy and Exotic Nicaragua IslandsMay 1, 2014
Islands

Across a lake of swordfish. Over a jungle of giant toads. We’re on our way to the top of an island isolated from the woes of normalcy…

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Lessons Learned IslandsMay 1, 2014
Islands

Do try chicha bruja (witch’s brew). It sounds wicked and looks risky. I saw it served from rain barrels in small towns. Turns out, it’s sweet-corn…

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Going with the Flow New York Daily NewsApril 6, 2014
NYDN

Before me stands Cerro Negro, an active volcano in Nicaragua I’m meant to climb – to a peak of 2,400 feet – before plunging down its outer rim at a spine-tingling 45-degree angle…

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Puro Sabor Festival Cigar SnobMarch/April 2014
Cigar Snob

We’ve wathced Puro Sabor, now in its third year, develop into an event you’ve simply got to attend at least once if you’re a lover of Nicaraguan cigars…

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Secret Spot Robb ReportApril 1, 2014
Robb Report

Mukul, which opened on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast last year, is a rarity not just as a surfing destination but also as a first-of-its-kind resort in Central America…

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New and Notable Healthy TravelMarch 20, 2014
Healthy Travel

Give in to your ocean-front cabana, step out onto a white beach dotted with coconut palms and take to the blue waters for kayaking, swimming or shelling…

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Revved and ready The LA TimesMarch 9, 2014
LA TIMES

I came to Nicaragua to climb a volcano, to listen to howler monkeys scream in the trees of a rain forest and to walk along a deserted beach, watching the sun flame out at the end of day, turning the sea and sky ablaze…

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Nicaragua emerging as prime tourist destination Chicago TribuneMarch 7, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Nicaragua, which calls itself "the next Costa Rica," has much to commend it: large tracts of nature reserves; sleepy surf towns; dozens of volcanic peaks; rain forests rich with biodiversity; and charming colonial cities alive with culture…

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Revisiting Nicaragua, This Time as a Tourist The New York TimesMarch 5, 2014
NYTIMES

It is also a land of extraordinary natural beauty and wonderful food. This time around, I encountered things I had never seen before: eco-tourism outposts on Nicaragua’s stunning Pacific Coast, and pristine cloud forests…

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Wellness Escape: Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, Little Corn Island, Nicaragua wellandgoodnyc.comMarch 1, 2014
Wellandgood

Yemaya, whose name comes from an Afro-American water/motherhood orisha (diety), is on Little Corn Island, a blissfully remote and undeveloped slip of land. Getting there is work: a 6 a.m. flight from Nicaragua’s capital of Managua to Corn Island…

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10 Trips You Never Thought You Could Take With Your Kids mom.meMarch 2014
mom.me

Howler monkeys are everywhere in this safe, stable Central American country, and so are great attractions for your little monkeys. At Granada’s ChocoMuseo, kids partake in the chocolate-making process…

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Nicaragua’s Corn Islands cast a peculiar spell of their own The Washington PostMarch 2014
WashPost

The lobster trawlers bob like toys in a bathtub, tipping to and fro with every swell of gray sea. I watch from a crowd of Nicaraguans about to board the day’s last panga, or public ferryboat…

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A Laid-Back New Nirvana In Nicaragua: Yemaya Island Hideaway On Little Corn Island ForbesFebruary 24, 2014
Forbes

There’s something irresistible about a hotel where no one dresses up for dinner but everyone kicks off their shoes in the dining pavilion. The new eco-chic Yemaya Island Hideaway is that kind of place..

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What’s hot in travel right now? Chicago Daily HeraldFebruary 23, 2014
Chicago Daily Herald

Guests do yoga at Nicaragua’s Yemaya Island Hideawy and Spa. Nicaragua is one of the hot travel destinations this year…

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10 places to go while they’re still cheap USA TodayFebruary 20, 2014
USA Today

Every few years, a new Central American country gets crowned "the next Costa Rica" — meaning it’s relatively safe and bursting with natural beauty, but it’s not yet expensive and overrun with tourists. This year, Nicaragua is working hard to earn the title…

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Caribbean magic Miami HeraldFebruary 8, 2014
Miami Herald

The lobster trawlers bob like toys in a bathtub, tipping to and fro with every swell of gray sea. I watch from a crowd of Nicaraguans about to board the day’s last panga…

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Where Now Virtuoso LifeFebruary 2014
Virtuoso

Nicaragua packs all the chilled-out vibes, bizarre animal life (such as tapirs, those cow-size mammals that look like a cross between an anteater and a hippo), beaches, and cloud forests of Costa Rica…

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Adventure seeking in Nicaragua FoxNews.comJanuary 16, 2014
TL

Name the place that’s just two hours from Miami where you can ash board down a volcano, hike through a cloud forest, rappel down a cliff into the ocean, kayak, surf, fish or just laze on a fabulous beach…

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Nicaragua tops hot spots for savvy travellers in 2014 RCI VenturesJanuary 13, 2014
TL

Nicaragua heads a list of the hottest “go now” destinations for savvy, sophisticated travellers, unveiled by exclusive agent and travel community Hideaways.com…

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Mukul: Nicaragua’s Amazing New Beach Resort Food & WineJanuary 11, 2014
TL

It seemed an odd coincidence, as I’d booked my trip with the notion of visiting a place a few hours south on the Pacific coast, a luxurious new resort called Mukul…

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Taking the Kids — to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua FoxNews.com – January 10, 2014
TL

After years of Taking the Kids, on this trip we’ve followed our 22-year-old daughter Melanie here to Nicaragua, which many say is fast becoming the next eco tourist’s must-see destination…

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Best Places to Travel in 2014 Huffington Post Travel – January 8, 2014
TL

On Nicaragua’s Little Corn Island, the fresh lobster is cheap; the hammocks plentiful; and the pace slow. Factor in a new hotel and spa with 16 oceanfront cabanas, and vacationing here is more blissful than ever….

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The 5 Coolest Places to Go in 2014 Huffington Post Travel – January 6, 2014
TL

Nicaragua, beloved by backpackers and surfer bums, offers many of the same splendors…

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Caribbean Update Private Clubs – January 2014
Bonus Travel

Few but the most adventurous travelers know of Nicaragua’s Corn Islands, but make your way to the former pirate refuge of Little Corn Island for pampering at the new Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, an eco-friendly luxury wellness resort with 16 stylish cabana rooms…

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Top 10 Destinations to Watch in 2014 Condé Nast Traveller – December 24, 2013
Conde Nast Traveler

Recently it has seen a few wonderful new eco-lodges that really are both eco and friendly – rustic places which have excellently deep beds and swimming pools on the edge of untouched wildernesses…

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7 Beach Resorts That Are Affordable and Awesome HuffingtonPost Travel – December 9, 2013
Huffington Post

The beaches in Nicaragua are just as beautiful as those in Costa Rica, its neighbor to the south, but you’ll pay significantly less for your slice of paradise here…

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Places to go in 2014 – without breaking the bank Travel.Yahoo.com – December 5, 2013
Yahoo

Called "the next Costa Rica," Nicaragua has many of the attributes visitors find in its southern neighbor but without the crowds, high prices and commercialism…

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7 Beach Resorts That are Affordable and Awesome ABC NEWS – December 2, 2013
ABC News

The beaches in Nicaragua are just as beautiful as those in Costa Rica, its neighbor to the south, but you’ll pay significantly less for your slice of paradise here…

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Why US baby boomers are retiring in Latin America The Christian Science Monitor – December 1, 2013
Christian Monitor

Lured by sun-dappled landscapes and cheap living costs, they are settling in culturally vibrant towns in central Mexico, beach communities in Costa Rica, high-rise enclaves in Panama, and mountain retreats in Nicaragua…

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Best Places to Travel in 2014 Travel + Leisure – December 2013
TL

The fresh lobster is cheap; the hammocks, plentiful; the pace, blissfully slow. This snack-bite-size island (it’s just over one square mile) located 56 miles off Nicaragua’s coast is easily walkable or bikeable by trail…

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Best world destinations after a break-up FoxNews.com – November 4, 2013
FoxNews

Sometimes, you just gotta get away from it all – especially following a breakup, when the wounds are fresh and the memories at home are omnipresent…

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Nicaragua Now! Recommend – November 2013
Recommend

Nicaragua’s time has come. Savvy travelers always have an eye out for new and exciting vacation horizons…

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Skip the Beach – Jump into the Volcano GQ – November 2013
GQ

I knew going in that the hotel was on a private island, one of 365 scattered like dice in Lake Nicaragua. But I hadn’t anticipated the drama of arriving via boat…

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Lonely Planet’s Best Value Travel Destinations for 2014 Lonely Planet – October 28, 2013
Lonely Planet

Costa Rica’s a delight, but it’s neither a secret nor really cheap. Nicaragua, though in the latter category, is fast making its name for more than simply saving a few dollars on the road…

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Retired in Nicaragua and Loving It Wall Street Journal – October 27, 2013
WSJ

Each new day in this nearly 500-year-old city is greeted with a symphony of crowing roosters, the clippity-clop of horse-drawn carriages, and barking dogs…

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Get Packing: The Ultimate Affordable, Far-Flung Beach Vacation Refinery29 – October 15, 2013
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In search of gorgeous Pacific coast beaches, lush rain forests, mellow eco-friendly hotels, and an authentic experience that doesn’t involve chain hotels…

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Two for One: Corn Islands, Nicaragua Outside – October 10, 2013
Outside

There was a time when visiting the Caribbean meant empty beaches, limpid waters, plentiful fish to catch (and eat), and ample cheap rum and beer…

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You can do what? Where? MSN.com Canada – October 3, 2013
MSN Canada

Central America’s latest hotspot is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua’s lush geography is a sublime backdrop for kayaking, hiking and volcano sandboarding…

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World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries Travel Channel – October 2013
Travel Channel

This Central American country values its natural beauty, with a very low ecological footprint score…

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Nicaragua’s Corn Islands Cast a Peculiar Spell of Their Own Washington Post – October 2013
Washington Post

The lobster trawlers bob like toys in the bathtub, tipping to and fro with every swell of gray sea…

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Viva Nicaragua Indulge – September 2013
Indulge

Mukul, a sparkling new luxury resort, lands this Central American country on the world tourism map.

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Nicaragua Disena 2013 Para Todos Magazine – September 2013
Para Todos

Impactante despliegue de talento joven nicaraguense…

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World’s Top Tree-House Hotels Departures – September 2013
Departures

Set in a verdant tropical jungle, the tree-house rooms at Aqua Wellness Resort share prime real estate with howler monkeys, birds and butterflies…

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Nicaragua Named to "50 Tours of a Lifetime" National Geographic Traveler – August 2013
NatGeo

For all the buzz touting it as the next Costa Rica, Nicaragua has yet to attract mainstream tourists in droves. But this itinerary shows off its potential as a nature nirvana…

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Amazing Over-the-Top Health Getaways weather.com – August 2, 2013
weather.com

Not many resorts offer you the chance to heal while living amongst the monkeys in a luxurious tree house, but the Aqua Wellness Resort does exactly that…

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Uncharted Territory Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – July /August 2013
DWH

Nicaragua may not be on your honeymoon radar, but that’s about to change thanks to the country’s first luxury resort…

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The New Frontiers of Latin America AFAR – July 2013
Huffpo

Dense jungles and white-sand beaches have turned a 30-mile stretch of Pacific shoreline into a hot spot among in-the-know wellness seekers….

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Nicaragua’s New Adventure Tourism Destination huffingtonPost.com – July 19, 2013
Huffpo

From hiking up one of the country’s active volcanoes to speeding down the same peaks on a homemade surfboard, when it comes to adventure tourism, Nicaragua has become a place that’s known to deliver unique and adventurous rides…

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Fast Fact Travel + Leisure Daily Transporter – July 17, 2013
Travel + Leisure

A Hong Kong developer plans to dig a canal across Nicaragua…

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Best Secret Island on Earth travelandleisure.com – July 17, 2013
Travel + Leisure

You’lll get a dose of cognitive dissonance arriving at Jicaro Island. There are palm trees and thatched roofs, even a shadowy volcano in the distance…

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Hot New Sport: Volcano Boarding weather.com – July 15, 2013
Huffington Post

Speeding down the side of an active volcano on a flimsy wooden sled at speeds that can reach 50 mph might not sound like the safest activity, but that’s not stopping tourists from trying it out.

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High Living: 9 Beautiful Tree House Hotels huffingtonPost.com– July 3, 2013
Huffington Post

Speeding down the side of an active volcano on a flimsy wooden sled at speeds that can reach 50 mph might not sound like the safest activity, but that’s not stopping tourists from trying it out.

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13 Stunning Health and Wellness Retreats huffingtonPost.com – June 18, 2013
Huffington Post

For many of us, long days at the office, stress, and errands can get in the way of a healthy lifestyle. So we often look at our vacations not as a chance for a calorie binge (well, not always), but…

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Spotlight on Nicaragua Travel Channel “The Traveling Type” blog – May 31, 2013
Travel Channel

Nicaragua is still a diamond in the rough, but it offers many of the same splendors that draw travelers to its neighbor to the south, Costa Rica – lush rainforest, beautiful white-sand beaches, volcanoes, and rich wildlife…

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From Russia with Aloha X Games ESPN – June 13, 2013
X Games ESPN

Now I’m not saying we’re looking at Ivan Drago versus Rocky Balboa here, but down at the ISA World Junior Championships in Jiquiliste Beach, Nicaragua, for the first time in the history of surfing, the Russians have sent a junior surfer to a major international championship…

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2013 ISA Juniors: Team Hawaii Surfing Magazine – June 10, 2013
Surfing Magazine

This week the black sands of Playa Jiquiliste in Nicaragua host the world’s premiere melting pot of surfing…

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Explorando la Costa Esmeralda en Nicaragua Delta Sky magazine’s “Despegando” section – June 2013
Delta Sky Magazine

El viaje desde el aeropuerto en Managua hasta la Costa Esmeralda…

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Pacific Paradise Modern Luxury CS – June 2013
Modern Luxury CS

The secret’s out! The travel-savvy are jetting to Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa on Nicaragua’s sparkling Emerald Coast…

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What a Trip: Surprised by Nicaragua Washington Post – May 16, 2013
Washington Post

When Ash and I decided to take a romantic trip to Central America, we didn’t initially plan on visiting Nicaragua. I’d visited Costa Rica before, and I thought that Ash would like that country, but the airline prices kept going higher…

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Island Vacations Condé Nast Traveler – May 14, 2013
Conde Nast Traveler

In the Caribbean, 45 miles off the coast of Nicaragua, Little Corn Island is for those looking to unplug completely from their daily lives, as even electricity here is scarce…

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Nicaragua is Open and Ready for Adventurers and Business 7×7 SF – May 7, 2013
7x7 SF

Gentle splashes of fresh water sprinkle over the bow, reviving us as we breeze through islets—more like dollops of jungle spooned from a batter of rainforest than beachy outcroppings…

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Beyond Beaches 7×7 Magazine – May 2013
7x7 SF

Gentle splashes of fresh water sprinkle over the bow, reviving us as we breeze through islets – more like dollops of jungle spooned…

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The New Haute Coast Ultra Travel Magazine – March 2013
Ultra Travel Magazine

With the opening of it first five-star resort, Nicaragua solidifies its destination status in the world of luxury travel.

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Golf Travel: Central America home to the game’s latest boom Toronto Star – March 22, 2013
Toronto Star

Golf is blossoming in such farflung locations as Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica.

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The Other Granada The Jewish Week – March 5, 2013
Jewish Week

Granada is, arguably, Spain’s loveliest city. But its American namesake, Granada, Nicaragua, needs little argument: wedged between a volcano and the vast Lake Nicaragua…

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Favorite Ports of Call MSN.com
MSN.com

Before the Panama Canal, this Pacific port was a gateway across Central America. It remains a magnet for travelers because they can sample the best of Nicaragua…

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Making Waves Vogue – March 2013
Vogue

With its spectacular lakes, volcanoes, and beaches, and relatively few tourists, Nicaragua is drawing comparisons to Costa Rica of 30 years ago by travelers…

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Nouvelle Nicaragua Travel + Leisure – March 2013
Travel + Leisure

With its dense jungles and secluded beaches, Nicaragua is a raw paradise begging to be explored…

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Jicaro Island Ecolodge Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report – January 2013
Hideaway Report

This exquisite Jicaro Island Ecolodge is situated just 15 minutes by motorboat from the vibrant colored city of Granada…

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Nicaragua Offshore Salt Water Sportsman – January 2013
Salt Water Sportsman

A scarcely fished stretch of Central American coast welcomes anglers…

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The 46 Places to Go in 2013 New York Times – January 11, 2013
New York Times

Whether you travel to eat or shop, surf or ski, new adventures await. And if you’ve visited any of our 46 destinations this year, send us your photo and story below…

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Where to travel in 2013 Today Show – January 1, 2013
Today Show

Where to travel video…

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Green Getaway: Nicaragua Eco-Beautiful Weddings – Winter 2012
Eco-Beautiful

My love for Latin America is infite! With my husband from the Domincan Republic and a little one on the way, knowing about Latino culture in general has become more imortant to me than ever before…

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A Delicate Balance T Magazine – November 16, 2012
T Magazine

It’s about 4 o’clock on a Thursday, and a caftan-bedecked Karlie Kloss is perched on the edge of a gigantic, fuming volcano crater…

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Nicaragua se pone a la vanguardia en diseño Univision.com – October 12, 2012
Univision

El Instituto de Turismo (INTUR) y Diseños Shantall Lacayo S.A, han unido esfuerzos…

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Flying To The New Airstrip In Greytown, Nicaragua HuffingtonPost – September 7, 2012
Huffington Post

"Stories caught on film," says the mission statement of the Nomading Film Festival, "while traveling, are some of the most entertaining…

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The 5 Best Places in the World to Retire cnn.com – August 1, 2012
CNN

Pounding humidity, a treacherous climb and bees who were more than happy to sting: Tough conditions for ash boarding down a live volcano, and halfway up Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro, it didn’t seem like such a good idea…

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The 5 Best Places in the World to Retire xgames.espn.go.com – July 16, 2012
Huffington Post

Pork spines, hoofs and snouts dangle from the window of the carniceria. Flies buzz. The smell of fatty meat spoiling in the sun wafts by on the tropical airwaves. The people of Rivas, Nicaragua, shop for dinner…

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Nicaragua tourism: the next Costa Rica? foxnews.com – May 1, 2012
Foxnews.com

The sun shines down on lush orange mangos hanging from trees that line the road for miles, as farmers sit behind small wooden stands, selling fresh fruit to passersby…

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Why Go Now: Nicaragua
huffingtonPost.com – January 26, 2012
Huffington Post

Indagare’s Amelia Osborne recently traveled to Nicaragua and returned raving about a country that is emerging as one of the most exciting places for green-conscious travelers eager to get off the beaten path. Here are her impressions…

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The 5 Best Places in the World to Retire huffingtonPost.com – November 1, 2011
Huffington Post

Many major destinations are high in the mountains, creating perfect weather conditions… If you’ve got a pioneer spirit, your dollars wil go very far in Nicaragua…

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Adventures in Nicaragua
chron.com – October 26, 2011

chron.com

As I prepared to hop on a plane to Nicaragua, a place I’ve never visited and have only cursory knowledge of… Several hours later, I arrived in San Juan del Sur, a tranquil tourist hangout of fluorescent-colored shops and airy cafes huddled around a sandy bay on the southwestern Pacific coast…

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It’s time to go see the country’s beautiful future for yourself.
outsideonline.com – October 18, 2011

outsideonline.com

This no-barriers conncetion to what lies beneath, as well as nighttime tours of masssive bat caves, are what make the park so sensational.

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Whole lotta lava in Nicaragua. Ashboarding…
nypost.com – October 17, 2011

NY Post

As the group started to make its way over to the sandier western side, I mad my decision – I was headed down on foot insteatd. The guide nodded, took my board and gestured toward the tiny white dot that was the SUV and the footprints of the less-than-brave souls like myself.

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Horseback riding in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
washingtontimes.com – October 10, 2011

Washington Times

Before a recent trip to Nicaragua, the word I most associated with San Juan del Sur was surfing. On the country’s Pacific Coast, the region is most certainly popular with surfers. But one experience on that trip conviced me that I needed to expand my San Juan del Sur vocabulary.

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Where the Bargains Are
nytimes – September 14, 2011

NY Times

Why go now? It’s affordable and fun. Lonely Planet put the country high on its list of Top Value Destinations for 2011, noting that the careful traveler can get by spending $15 a day, “and midrange comforts can be had for less than double that amount.”

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Nicaragua’s New Day
Conde Nast Traveler – September 2011
Conde Nast Traveler

Nicaragua these days has a well-deserved reputation for safety. Here the dock of the stylish (and sustainable) Jicaro Island Ecolodge, on its own tiny island in Lake Nicaragua…

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Explore Central America’s Next “It” Spot
Smart Luxury Travel – Fall 2011
Smart Luxury Traveler

Set outside the quiant fishing village and surfing haven San Juan del Sur, Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge offers access to acres of rain forest, which is home to monkeys, sloths, and exotic birds…

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Scampering Across Nicaragua
Washington Post – August 8, 2011

Washington Post

In the early morning, San Juan del Sur still looks like a sleepy fishing village. Green hills swell above a crescent bay where fishing boats bob at anchor. On the beach, two men are busy untangling a nylon net….

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Beach Retreats
Delta Sky Weddings – August 2011
Delta Sky Weddings

Spot animals – including monkeys – as you amble from your room at the Aqua Wellness Resort to the beach, yoga studio or surfing lesson…

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Where To Go Next
Food & Wine – August 2011
Food & Wine

Sleep here now – Jicaro Island Ecolodge, Nicaragua. On a tiny island in Lake Nicaragua, Jicaro offers total seclusion and kayaks for wildlife excursions. Food is local and sustainable, like seared lake fish with chimichurri…

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Roads Less Traveled
Recommend Magazine – August 2011
Recommend Magazine

Catch Island Fever – Many of the most special travel experiences in Nicaragua happen on islands, both those afloat in Lake Nicaragua — a.k.a. Lago Cocibolca — and those off the Caribbean coast…

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Affordable Vacation Hotspot for Seniors
50 Plus Marketplace News – August 2011

50 Plus Marketplace News

While Nicaragua is still refining its tourism infrastructure and service, it is poised to re-intorduce itself and share its natural treasures with the world… Now with concerted help from the government and private sectors, the country is emerging as an affordable and diverse tourist destination….

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Undiscovered Paradise in Nicaragua
Chicago Tribune – June 19, 2011

Chicago Tribune

Nicaragua is bordered by two oceans: the Pacific to the west and Caribbean to the east. WIth more than 6 million inhabitants, it is the largest country in the Central Amerian Isthmus and easily accessible from most major airports…

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Gold Standard
Audubon – May – June 2011

Audubon

When it comes to protecting natural havens for bird species, shad-grown-coffe farms are second only to virgin forest. A writer’s journey through Nicaragua illustrates just how key coffee farms can be for the well-being of a certain warbler…

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25 Secret Island Escapes
Travel + Leisure – May 2011
Travel + Leisure

White-sand beaches, salty breezes, freshly caught seafood – who doesn’t love an island getaway? From an eco-retreat on Lake Nicaragua to a classic Greek idyll, T+L round up 25 under-the-radar spots where you can truly unwind…

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For the Adventure Seeker
D Weddings – Spring 2011

D Weddings

If you are a couple who seeks adventure and secluded beaches, Nicaragua is worth a closer look. Bordering the North Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua’s natural beauty goes to rugged extremes. The country is often referred to as “the land of lakes and vocanoes”…

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Tarpon and Friends in Nicaragua
World Fishing Network – March 29, 2011

World Fishing Network

I just got back from fishing in Nica and the trip far exceeded my expectations. We met up in Miami and flew to Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. From there we took a small plane to San Carlos… We took a small boat to our first fishing lodge… this place is the real deal…

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Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro
Travel Age West – March 22, 2011

Travel Age West

I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane several times and bungee jumped twice but, volcano boarding down Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro was, by far, the scariest thing I’ve ever done…

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Go South Get Warm
Men’s Journal – February 2011
Men's Journal

The sparsely populated Corn Islands off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua are sleepy tropical islets dotted by low-key resorts known mainly to the backpacker set…

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Coming Into Nicaragua
Departures – January – February 2011
D Weddings

Christopher Dickey reports on a new – and promising – Nicaragua…

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Best Value Destinations
Lonely Planet Best in Travel – January 2011
Lonely Planet Best in Travel

This bargainous bounty of budget-friendly bolt-holes will have your bank manager smiling and you out on the road for longer, for less…

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Nicaragua, the Dollar Goes a Long Way
AARP – November 26, 2010

AARP

For their part, retirees are drawn by a breathtakingly beatuiful country of beaches, lakes, volcanoes, and pine forests with vivid green parrots swooping through mangrove swamps. It has the same natural rain-forest beauty as do Costa Rica and Panama, only wilder and less explored…

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Nicaragua
Budget Travel – November 2010
Budget Travel

It’s one thing to stay in the heart of a Spanish colonial city – and quite another to stay in a Spanish-colonial mansion. Located smack in the middle of Granada’s historic district…

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Spirited Central America
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – October 2010
DWH

Surf and yoga trendsetters nostalgic for Costa Rica in the 1970’s will welcome Nicaragua’s uncrowded waves and wellness meccas like San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific coast…

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Road Less Traveled, Nicaragua NY Daily News – July 27, 2010
NY Daily News

No one will ever confuse Nicaragua with being a tourist trap. For starters, there aren’t many tourists…. This land of volcanoes and poets, where people believe you’re only poor from the mind and that single day is a day to start over…

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The Great Escape
Martha Stewart Destination Weddings & Dream Honeymoons – 2009
Martha

Jungle? Check. Waves? Check. Adventure? Check. It’s a wilder wild…

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