Destinations to watch in 2014, (Condé Nast Traveller)

Destinations to watch in 2014 (Condé Nast Traveller).
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

NICARAGUA

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You can’t keep a good country down. For too long beset by war, poverty, dictators and natural disaster, Nicaragua is now shaking off its misfortune and pulling itself up by the bootstraps.

Until recently, only the hardiest of travellers – the kind who carry their own bags and aren’t deterred by civil war – ventured into Nicaragua. It was hard work. The loos were horrible.

Finally, that’s changing. The government has been taking lessons from its more tourist-friendly neighbour of Costa Rica (itself a hot destination at the moment, with its cool surf towns and an amazing new Andaz hotel opening in 2014), investing in services and infrastructure, and unveiling their beautiful country to the world.

‘Nicaragua is one those countries that has it all,’ says Rafe Stone, Nicaragua expert at Journey Latin America. ‘A dramatic volcanic range, charming colonial cities like Granada and León, and rainforests full of unusual wildlife, flanked by a rugged Pacific coast on one side and white-sand Caribbean beaches and islands on the other.

As reported earlier on this website, with the new year come new pro-Nicaragua articles. it does make sense, what the article says, so yes, why don’t you plan on coming down real soon now y’ahear?

Hey reader, watcha think?