Nicaragua travel Archive

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Couple’s Spa Experience at Mukul in Nicaragua

I like a good pampering as much as the next guy, but give me 10 activities to choose from at a resort and a massage will be far down the list. My wife feels differently, so thankfully she was along when we had a chance to experience what is now the best spa in Central [...]

Flor de Cana 12-year Rum Review

Flor de Caña Centenario 12-year Rum is certainly one of the finest in the world. It comes not from some Caribbean island, but from the Central American country of Nicaragua. The name means “sugar cane flower” and it has a sweet smell indeed. (Gringo tip: the last word is pronounced “KAHN-ya,” like Kanye West with [...]

Aqua Wellness Resort on a Secluded Beach in Nicaragua

In the middle of the night at Aqua Wellness Resort, nestled in my comfortable bed, I had a dream that I was looking out of a second-floor window in a house and below me was a pack of hounds wailing and howling, foam around their mouths. I awoke and was immediately disoriented because the sound [...]