Nicaragua travel Archive

Touring Nicaragua with a Helping Hand

We’ve been covering luxury travel in Nicaragua since we launched in 2007, but the boom in tourism everyone was expecting then has taken longer to arrive than hoped. There are a few reasons for this—fear of the ex-Sandanista president’s regime for a start. Plus while there are some great luxury hotels in Nicaragua, there haven’t [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Retire in Latin America?

Although luxury real estate is by nature expensive in any country, there can be a huge variance from place to place. I had a bizarre juxtaposition illustration of this a couple weeks ago when I watched two House Hunters International shows back to back. In the first, a couple was looking for a beachfront home [...]

Tourism Climbing in Central America

First it was Mexico reporting a big increase in tourism. They said the number of foreign visitors arriving at its airports the first eight months of the year were up 19.2 percent over the terrible 2009. Central American countries are starting to celebrate as well, with reports that there’s a full recovery going on across [...]

Latin America Travel News and Views

Congratulations to Peru’s Mario Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week. Here’s the sad part though: “He is the first Latin American writer to win the prize since Octavio Paz in 1990.” (No Spanish readers in Sweden perhaps?) Big news for real estate investors looking at Ecuador: International Living reports that [...]

Pelican Eyes in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

We’ve had our eye on Pelican Eyes in Nicaragua for a while, but felt like some improvements needed to come into play to make this a true upscale travel lodging option. Also known as Piedras y Olas (Rocks and Waves), this is a San Juan del Sur institution that started out modestly and grew along [...]

Review of Jicaro Island Eco-Resort in Nicaragua

After giving it a rest for a little while, we’ve got two new resort reviews going up for Nicaragua. The first is so close to Granada “you can hear the cathedral bells,” says our correspondent Paige Penland. El Jicaro Island Resort is no city hotel though, that’s for sure. It’s a very ec0-friendly but upscale [...]