It’s eco! And the food is good! Enough said.
If the name Oliver North means anything to you, there’s a good chance that Nicaragua doesn’t jump to your mind when you think of a relaxing, high-end, spa-filled vacation. For the past 30 years, the country has been fighting its image as a land of guerrilla warfare and covert arms deals. At first, only travel writers took note; over the past several years, various publications have declared the country the next great destination. However, if the booming eco-lodge business is any indication, Nicaragua’s moment might finally have arrived. In and around the coastal towns of San Juan del Sur and Maderas, new lodges like theAqua Wellness Resort, the high-end (and soon-to-open)Mukul ResortandJicaro Island Eco-Lodgeare cropping up near old-time eco-lodges, likeMorgan’s Rock Hacienda and Eco-Lodge. The food scene is getting a high-end makeover as well, with top chefs opening restaurants. The most exciting ones — El Segundo, La Casserole, Ciudad Lounge and La Finca y El Mar — are proof that Nicaragua is becoming an impressive food destination in its own right.DANIELLE PERGAMENT
Seriously New York Times, you are missing out on the best place to stay in the Managua area, Farmstay El Portón Verde! 🙂