Where to go in 2015 – Travel – The Boston Globe

Nicaragua

NICARAGUA TOURIST BOARD

NICARAGUA TOURIST BOARD

Forget Costa Rica — old news. Industry experts are calling Nicaragua the hottest destination in Central America, and one of its best bargains. The WTTC is predicting an 8.8 percent growth in international tourist spending over the next decade, making it one of the world’s top 10 emerging destinations. The political climate has long settled down and the country is throwing out the welcome mat to foreign visitors, investing in infrastructure and facilities.

It’s a land of rich biodiversity, with volcanic peaks, rain forests, beaches, and nature reserves. In fact, the country boasts nearly 5 million acres of protected parks and preserves, filled with wildlife, including exotic birds, howler monkeys, turtles, and giant iguanas. Start with a visit to the Spanish colonial town of Granada, with its grand cathedrals and well-preserved historical buildings. Hiking in lush rain forest jungles and smoldering volcanic mountains is nearby. It’s also the jumping off spot for visits to Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest freshwater lake, and Ometepe Island, a UNESCO biosphere preserve. The university town of Leon is known for its cafes, shops, and eclectic museums. Surfers and sun lovers will want to check out San Juan del Sur, a funky beach town and fishing village along the Pacific Coast.

via Where to go in 2015 – Travel – The Boston Globe.

Nice to see another positive article suggesting Nicaragua as “the hottest destination in Central America”! Hey sounds great, right? Congratulations on the Boston Globe for continuing to follow their big brothers such as the New York Times Just kidding Boston!

Also interesting is the expected 8.8 percent growth in tourism and that they list only six places to visit.

Before you book tickets to the same old, familiar resort, consider these up-and-coming travel destinations. Easier access, more stable political climates, better infrastructure, and sometimes the sheer sparkle of new hotels and restaurants are throwing these destinations in the spotlight. Here are six emerging hot spots that experts predict will boom in the coming years. Get there soon before word gets out.

Nicaragua has been “the hot place to go” for at least a couple of years now, so hopefully this becomes more and more of a reality. The Farmstay believes it is becoming so at least! We welcome you to make your plans, including arranging for the Farmstay’s “soft landing service” with airport pickup and concierge-type of attention to detail and meeting your needs as a first-time or frequent visitor to this lovely country.

Hey reader, watcha think?