Nicaragua Archive

Yemaya Upscale Yoga Retreat on Little Corn Island

When we arrived at Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Nicaragua’s Little Corn Island, it reminded me of my younger backpacker days roaming around the islands of Thailand and Indonesia. An unspoiled coast with natural beaches, little cottages tucked away behind the coconut palms. No big resort complex with sprawling concrete structures, just some unobtrusive […]

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Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense […]

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Sipping 18- and 25-year Flor de Caña in the Rum Room

A while back I reviewed the 12-year Flor de Caña rum, which is one of the easiest premium bottles to find at the luxury hotels and resorts we often cover in Luxury Latin America. When I stayed at fabulous Mukul Resort earlier this year, however, at the top of my list after the sun went […]

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Mukul Luxury Resort Review and Video Tour

We’ve been raving a lot on here and our Facebook page about Mukul Beach Resort & Spa in southern Nicaragua. Despite just opening fully late last year, it’s in a league of its own. The only resort you can really compare it to in Central America is Four Seasons Costa Rica (who they share an […]

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Pelican Eyes Resort – and a Ride on Their Yacht

We’ve just updated our review of Pelican Eyes Resort in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This is a hillside hotel with heavenly views, a collection of little houses, two restaurants, and a few swimming pools looking down on the glorious bay. There are a lot of great reasons to stay here, which I’ll get to […]

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A Tour of Dario Boutique Hotel in Granada, Nicaragua

Hotel Darío is not big or flashy or trendy. But this gorgeous boutique hotel, in a 1902 mansion in the heart of Granada, is one of Nicaragua’s best places to stay. It only has 31 rooms surrounding its two courtyards, so it feels intimate and cozy. Rooms are very attractive and well-equipped though, meeting modern […]

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