Nicaragua travel Archive

Visiting the Flor de Caña Distillery in Nicaragua

I seldom sample spirits at 11:00 a.m., but travel writing is not for the faint of heart. Offered a chance to taste Flor de Caña, Nicaragua’s premium rum, my colleagues and I were up for the challenge. To find out how this Central American favorite is made, we left the beautiful colonial city of León [&hellip

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Another Leon, Nicaragua Option: Hotel La Recoleccion

You could be forgiven for glancing at the exterior of Hotel La Recolección in Leon and thinking it has been there for centuries. It’s named after the church it fronts, built in 1786, in the heart of the colonial center. This property actually went up in this decade, as new construction, but with a keen [&hellip

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A New Luxury Retreat in Nicaragua: Nekupe

If you build a high-end luxury resort in the middle of nowhere in Central America, will the wealthy travelers come? Time will tell for the new Nekupe lodge, but those looking for a fresh experience will find plenty to like.  There are only a few sizable luxury resorts in Nicaragua, most of them situated in [&hellip

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8 Latin American Travel Destinations Where It’s Always Warm

As I write this there are ice storms blanketing the midwest USA and some parts of the Rockies have gotten a meter of snow. An NFL football championship game this past weekend had to be moved back to allow times to clear the roads. If you’re feeling down from the cold and gray and dreaming [&hellip

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The New Pacaya Lodge on Apoyo Lagoon, Nicaragua

Most of the luxury hotels in Nicaragua are concentrated in a triangle of three locations. We’re happy to see another change to that pattern with the opening of Pacaya Lodge and Spa on the edge of Apoyo Lagoon. Situated between Managua and Granada, this resort offers terrific views of the water from a high vantage [&hellip

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Where to Find Luxury in Nicaragua

Nicaragua and “luxury travel” haven’t been in the same sentence much until the last decade or so and only after the opening of Mukul Beach & Spa Resort did the country really get on the upscale travel agents’ radar. On the plus side, it means your decision-making is not all that difficult when deciding where [&hellip

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