The actors are among the most recent visitors to the country that’s becoming a major vacation contender, thanks to the opening of its first five-star hotel.
Nicaragua is coming up the ranks as a serious contender to Mexico and Costa Rica as an A-list getaway spot (recent visitors to the country include Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman), thanks to the allure of the recently opened Mukul, the country’s first five-star hotel.
I posted this link on Facebook and got a comment from someone saying why should I (or anyone, presumably…) care about what Hollywood types think or bother to pay attention to as Nicaragua would be better served attracting middle-class North Americans to visit the country instead of these “Hollywood liberals.”
My response was:
I don’t disagree with you Kurt, however there are a certain amount of middle-class people who are going to come to Nicaragua if the Hollywood types come here to stay.
So to expand on that a little bit, didn’t most of the really “cool and hip” spots start out becoming popular when the celebrities of the day found them and the paparazzi and press people publicized their adventures? Vegas was hip when Sinatra, Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. hung out there. Acapulco became popular when John Wayne, Errol Flynn and Cary Grant had fun in the sun. Puerto Vallarta was a sleepy little fishing village until Liz Taylor and Richard Burton shot a movie there?
John Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, Fred McMurray, Red Skeleton and Errol Flynn