Here are 5 good reasons to book clients to Nicaragua this year

TORONTO — If your clients aren’t yet acquainted with Nicaragua, then it may be worth having a second look.

Nestled between Costa Rica and Honduras, this Central American up-and-coming gem has been enjoying a tourism renaissance. Unspoiled natural beauty, crystal clear beaches, and an exceptionally welcoming culture has propelled Nicaragua from anonymity to adoration.

Here are the top five reasons to move Nicaragua to the top of your clients’ bucket lists:


When it comes to Adventure, Nicaragua is second to none. Rich in both authentic culture and stunning biodiversity, Nicaragua is an adventurer’s paradise. With 78 protected areas and a plethora of natural parks, the hiker, the spelunker and kayaker will be spoiled for choice. Take, for instance, Volcano Sandboarding: unforgettable on the way, exhilarating on the way down. Also, Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro is paradise found, with 2,400 feet of volcanic vistas and undisturbed natural wonder. Cap off a day of hiking to the caldera with a thrilling joyride down the black sand slope – the faint-hearted need not apply!


Eternally misty and more than a little mysterious, Nicaragua’s famous cloud forests tempt travellers with hiking trails unlike any other. Charming sky bridges snake between secluded rainforest canopies while tropical birds and rare howler monkeys punctuate the forest’s magical ambiance. Whether you’re wandering the walkways of Maderas or soaring through Mombacho by zipline, Nicaragua’s natural beauty is sure to leave you on cloud nine.


In a part of the world with no shortage of all-inclusive resorts, Nicaragua stands out from the crowd. The key here is diversity in experience: the versatility of Nicaragua as a destination means that all-inclusives go beyond the beach and offer attractions like horseback riding and river rafting. In the 500-year-old colonial city of Granada, visitors may wish to stay at Hotel Plaza Colón. For those seeking inner peace, Jicaro Lodge is a private Island getaway that nourishes the soul. If your clients are craving R&R then suggest Yemaya Island Getaway & Spa or the remote island splendor of Little Corn Beach and Bungalow, recently recognized as one of the best affordable island hotels in the world.


With a fascinating and complex history, Nicaragua has a richness in art, architecture and culture that any other country would be envious of. Nowhere is this more evident than in Granada, Nicaragua’s oldest city and cultural centre. Resplendent with classic colonial architecture and anachronistic charm, Granada is one history lesson your clients won’t want to sleep through.


If your clients love a good cup of joe, Nicaragua is where they must go. The green hills of the Nicaraguan countryside serve as the perfect growing environment for some truly delectable organic blends. Mildly acidic with a smooth body and a nutty bouquet, Nicaragua’s sustainably grown coffee beans have been winning fans the world over. Part countryside sightseeing, part caffeinated heaven, a “coffee tour” in Matagalpa is all you’ll need to become a true believer.

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