Tourists spend more time in the capital I El Nuevo Diario

Of the 1,480,000 tourists who entered Nicaragua last year , 40% stayed at least a week in Managua, according to data from the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism ( Intur ).

The delegate of Managua by Intur, Martha Baltodano, pointed out that after the colonial cities and the beaches of the Pacific coast, Managua is preferred.

“Last year we closed with the number of 1,480,000 tourists at the national level and of these 40% spent in the capital. It is the city with the largest offer of tourist services in the country, speaking of hotels, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, “said the delegate of Intur.

He pointed out that there are around 2,700 tourist companies registered at the national level in the Intur . Of these, 11,500 are in the Pacific zone and only in Managua there are 8,000.

Of interest: Why does it attract Nicaraguan tourism?

“Four or five years ago, the capital looked only as a distribution center where tourism was overnight for one day or night, then to go to other destinations. Now the convention tourism is less. Now they come to do cultural tourism, social, rural community, adventure and religious. Here in Managua you can do all kinds of tourism, according to a diagnosis of the resources in existence, “said Baltodano.

He indicated that Managua has cultural, natural and patrimonial resources. He added that in the municipality there are three crater lagoons, which is why it is unique in the world, however he considered that there is a little more tourist infrastructure, whether public or private. Tiscapa has hiking and there is a historical park, on the other hand is Asososca and Nejapa, for which an improvement plan is being developed in order to enable them for tourism.

“The mayor of Managua, in the theme of parks, has provided very well and in this case compared to Asososca, which supplies water to part of the capital, is the park Las Piedrecitas whose infrastructure will be rehabilitated by the municipality and Wait for a lookout to observe the landscape of the lagoon. But there are attractive places all over the department. There are private wild reserves in Ticuantepe and Villa El Carmen, in San Rafael del Sur we have protected areas, bird watching in the Montibelli reserve, the Chocoyero – El Brujo, in addition to an endangered turtle hatchery in Villa El Carmen, which On Salamina beach are released. Nicaragua has the tortoises, tortoises and hawksbill, are three of the seven species that are in danger of extinction, “said Baltodano.

Veronica Wayman, representative of Wayman Tours, commented that by experience the most attractive point for foreign tourism in Managua is the Puerto Salvador Allende, the museums, the replicas of the cathedrals of Paseo Xolotlán, the historical park Tiscapa and also hope to promote as Tourist destination the viewpoint of El Crucero.

“In the week we have groups of up to 30 people and in weekend at least 25 as part of Managua City Tour,” said Wayman, arguing that more needs to be invested in infrastructure, since the foreign tourist is very demanding, especially with Cleaning in restaurants, dining rooms and bathrooms, in addition to the accommodation conditions.

He commented that places like Xiloá or the thermal springs of Tipitapa have a lot of potential, but it is not attractive to the tourist for lacking conditions of comfort and cleanliness.

“A couple came excited to go to the hot springs, but when they saw the place, they wanted to return immediately. The national tourist coming from other departments does not have much problem, but in the treatment to the foreigner one must be very careful, so that leaves satisfied of the experience “, claimed Wayman.

First Luxury Countryside Resort Opens in Nicaragua | Business Wire

First Luxury Countryside Resort Opens in Nicaragua

Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat, an Intimate Eight-Room Nature-Driven Property Located on Expansive 1,300-Acre Reserve, Fosters a Spirit of Exploration, Adventure and Wellbeing

Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat (Photo: Business Wire)

Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat (Photo: Business Wire)

NANDAIME, Nicaragua–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat, an intimate eight-room property located on a 1,300-acre nature reserve in Nicaragua, today debuts as the country’s first luxury countryside resort. Located 30 minutes from the historic colonial town of Granada, Nekupe fosters a spirit of exploration, adventure and wellbeing through its understated and culturally sensitive design that was influenced by Feng Shui principles, immersive activities, and indoor, outdoor living that provides guests with a rich sense of place.

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Experiences at Nekupe are rooted in an active-outdoor lifestyle ideal for multi-generational families, groups of friends or adventurous retreats that include exploration, hiking, tennis, horseback riding, sporting clay and target shooting, and more. These activities are complemented by opportunities for thoughtful inner reflection through mountain-top yoga overlooking majestic views of Mombacho Volcano, outdoor spa treatments utilizing native ingredients, meditation and nature walks.

Nekupe was conceived as a private family retreat by Nicaraguan philanthropists Don Alfredo Pellas and Doña Theresita Pellas, avid travelers and adventure enthusiasts whose commitment to nature is exhibited through the resort’s core principle of respect for the environment. They created a sanctuary, reforesting more than 14,000 trees, building water reservoirs, and nurturing local wildlife, with the desire of cultivating a destination where guests may enjoy shared experiences in a meaningful way.

“Nekupe, which means ‘heaven’ in Chorotega – the indigenous language of a native tribe in Nicaragua, has been a true passion to bring to life, driven by the love for our country, its breathtakingly raw beauty, cultural heritage and kind people,” said Don Alfredo Pellas. “We are excited to see Nekupe and Nicaragua evolve into destinations where guests will reconnect with nature and each other through relaxing and invigorating experiences.”

  • Accommodations – Guests may buy out the entire eight-room resort or book any of the following accommodations individually. Each room comes with a luxury ATV to navigate the miles of natural terrain.
    • La Residencia de Doña Theresita – Perched atop a hill to allow for views across the reserve and out to Mombacho Volcano is the 24,000-square-foot main residential compound, La Residencia de Doña Theresita. The residence houses two grand suites, each measuring 1,300 square feet, which overlook a 1,900-square-foot deck that includes an infinity plunge pool with grand vistas of the deep forest. It also houses two standard 870-square-foot suites, a full kitchen and recreational pool.
    • Villas – Four standalone villas that range from 700-1,000 square feet, each with an open terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, are nestled along the countryside offering guests an immersive indoor/outdoor experience. Guests will enjoy access to the neighboring dry river outlined with giant bromeliads and impressive rock fountains.
  • Central Lobby – Nekupe’s central lobby, Casa Club, is a communal space with airy living and lounge options to enjoy a cocktail or convene to coordinate the day’s activities. The 10,800-square-foot lounge also houses the resort’s restaurant, Don Alfredo’s, a gift shop and pool court where guests may take in panoramic views of the Nicaraguan landscape, including a stunning view of Nicaragua’s majestic Mombacho Volcano.
  • Outdoor Pursuits – Nekupe’s incomparable setting is highlighted by its roster of extraordinary outdoor experiences taking advantage of the varied terrain full of trails, manmade nature pools and babbling creeks. A designated Ranger Center will guide guests through on- and off-site activities including:
    • On-site: Horseback riding, sporting clay and target shooting, ropes course, fully equipped fitness center, tennis, butterfly and birdwatching, stargazing, marimba classes, swimming in the recreational pool and folkloric dance lessons.
    • Off-site: Day tours to Granada and the Islets, volcano hiking and sandboarding, surfing, golfing, cultural tours and coffee plantation tours.
  • Culinary Offerings – Guests will enjoy traditional Nicaraguan dishes with a modern interpretation using a bounty of native ingredients, inspired by Doña Theresita’s own cooking and sourced from the on-site garden and local purveyor. For those in search of more bespoke menu items, the resort’s chef may customize any meal to suit culinary needs. An outdoor chef’s table and exhibition kitchen serves as the backdrop for cooking classes and bespoke dinners. Hand-crafted cocktails and cigar and rum tastings complement the culinary delights.
  • Wellness – A sanctuary for the soul, Nekupe’s peaceful and intimate reserve serves as a restorative destination that invites guests to benefit from the area’s healing energy and attributes. Travelers are invited to embrace the calm and inner peace afforded by this natural countryside oasis through meditative practices on the resort’s expansive yoga deck that overlooks the rolling reserve out to Concepción and Maderas Volcanos.
  • Chapel – Perched atop one of the highest points in the nature reserve and surrounded by trees that bloom the fragrant sacuanjoche flower, lies the resort’s Chapel San Francisco de Asis. With stone walls and wooden trim, the stately venue immediately impresses with its simple, yet elegant nature; thoughtful design, including an Italian bell customized for Don Alfredo and Doña Theresita; and breathtaking fountain that streams water to the baptistery. Whether guests opt for a leisure stroll or ride up the hill, they will take solace in the calming energy of the journey. The chapel is available for guests to meditate and use as a venue for intimate weddings and events.
  • Spa – A cornerstone of the resort, Nekupe Spa gives more than a nod to its inspired location set amidst lush vegetation. Embracing all energy points of the property, select native-based treatments utilizing natural ingredients will be available in the Casa Club and designated meadows within the reserve starting November 2016. The spa’s full concept will debut in 2017. Guests will enjoy views of the sprawling locale and hear nature’s meditative soundtrack while experiencing restorative treatments created to nourish and restore in this unspoiled setting.

Nekupe, an hour-and-a-half drive from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, will offer rates beginning at $750 per night. Rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; non-alcoholic beverages; one ATV per accommodation; and select activities on property. For reservations and additional information, visit www.nekupe.com.

Nicaragua, known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, is Central America’s hottest travel destination. It offers travelers one-of-a-kind experiences due to its vast natural beauty – all set amidst a backdrop of striking colonial architecture, charming culture and the warmth of its people.

About Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat

Nicaragua’s first luxury countryside resort, Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat, is an intimate eight-room property located on a 1,300-acre nature reserve. Offering a seamless confluence of sustainable nature-based design with Feng Shui influences, rich Nicaraguan culture and warm hospitality, the property effortlessly blends with the environment to nurture exploration, adventure and wellbeing. Nekupe is the vision of Nicaraguan philanthropists Don Alfredo and Doña Theresita Pellas, avid travelers and adventure enthusiasts whose commitment to nature is exhibited through the resort’s core principles of respect and stewardship of the environment.

Contacts

Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
MJ Salcido
310.453.2539
nekupe@murphyobrien.com

Source: First Luxury Countryside Resort Opens in Nicaragua | Business Wire

Tourism in Nicaragua received 18.7% more foreign exchange – La Prensa

Tourism in Nicaragua received 18.7% more foreign exchange

Yohany Lopez 03/22/2016
Tourism in Nicaragua received 18.7% more foreign exchange

The Central Bank of Nicaragua, through its official Twitter account, confirmed that the tourism sector in Nicaragua received $528.6 million dollars during 2015, According to the organization, growth was 18.7 percent as compared with $445.4 million dollars the country received during 2014. Indeed, Tourism in Nicaragua is growing quite a bit!

See:For Lucy Valenti, president of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), this data reflects the efforts of both the private and public sector, who have sought to stabilize and raise quality levels.

“That figure lets us know that tourism generated more revenue Nicaragua that the main export products in 2015,” said Valenti, who acknowledges that with a strategy better focused to attract tourists to spend more, the country will exceed $1 billion dollars in a short term.
“With just the average daily tourist spending increasing by $ 30, we can see how the sector will continue to contribute to economic development and job creation,” said the president of Canatur.

According to data from BCN last year the average tourist spending in Nicaragua was $ 41.5, down a bit from 41.8 dollars in 2014.While the average stay increased from 7.7 days to 8.7 days.Read: Tourists spent less in 2015 in Nicaragua

La Prensa / FILE

So far the data that the BCN has pending is the number of tourists who entered the country. However, the co-director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), Anasha Campbell, said that during 2015, 1.45 million visitors entered the country, of which 1.38 million were tourists, 23.473 cruise passengers and  46.235 tour participants.

According to Campbell, housing increased in 2015 compared to 2014 by 654 rooms, when Intur statistics reflected 13,242. You can also read: holiday accommodation in Nicaragua must grow

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Source: Turismo en Nicaragua percibió 18.7% más en divisas – La Prensa

Hey hey! More good data points coming out of the tourism sector of the economy. It is interesting to read that tourism now accounts for more spending than the income from the country’s largest exports. While the article doesn’t say what those exports are, presumably they are cigars, cattle, and other agricultural products.

One other small note, the president of CANTUR, Ms. Valenti says that if the daily spend increases by $30 we can see the sector continuing to support economic development and generation of jobs. Well, I’d like to see the plan on how that is happening, because the daily spend by tourists is currently a little over $40, so how are you about to increase that by 75% with another $30?

There needs to be a study of perceived value for lodging, tours, and other services rendered to visitors, a comparison of prices for said items in Nicaragua, and how much the same types of services and products cost in neighboring countries.

Then, let’s see what the quality is compared to these other places and see if Nicaragua needs to increase the quality of the offerings, and in what respect? Better quality beds? Better trained tour guides? Transportation? Infrastructure? Exactly what needs to change to get that average spend up? I for one would be interested in participating in any studies done!

The obvious “wins” to increase the spending would be from an increase in:

  • cruise passengers
  • luxury spas and other five-star resorts
  • luxury tours

Noticias de Prensa Latina – Tourism Grows 8.5 Percent in Nicaragua

Tourism Grows 8.5 Percent in Nicaragua

Managua, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The entry of foreign tourists to Nicaragua, grew 8.7 percent in the seven first months of 2015, compared to the same period of 2014, said the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (INTUR) Monday. Janice Ruiz, co-director of INTUR, said that the total number of arrivals of foreign tourists was of almost 810,000, said Nicaraguan website El Digital Monday.

From January to September more than 1 million 867 people visited the Nicaraguan tourist centers that are being managed by INTUR. This number is superior to the previous year, in more than 500,000 people.

Source: Noticias de Prensa Latina – Tourism Grows 8.5 Percent in Nicaragua

Barcelo Monetilimar Resort--not five star!

Barcelo Monetilimar Resort–not five star!

Another data point for those following Nicaragua and specifically tourism in Nicaragua. In past years IIRC it’s been going up, but only by maybe 4 or 5% a year. This is a big jump at 8.7% with more than a half a million visitors.

Of note though is that a majority of foreign tourists are actually from other Central American countries like Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, etc. The other important data not discussed in this little blurb is the average daily spend of the tourists. You want that number to go up as the mix of visitors begins to include more folks looking for a more upscale, luxury experience.

There’s now at least four or possibly more really nice 4- and 5-star resort properties in Nicaragua now, so let’s hope we can find numbers for those visitors, how many are coming and what their average daily spend might be!

Nicaraguan Tourism in check | La Prensa

Tourism in check

By: Lucia Navas

Bay of San Juan del Sur. LA PRENSA/ARCHIVO

Bay of San Juan del Sur. LA PRENSA/FILE

Cooperation and investment is at risk because the Intur is headless

The absence of a minister and the dismissal of the principal directors have paralyzed the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (Intur), a situation that risks 3.8 million euros (4.1 million dollars) from the government of Luxembourg because it is not certain if resources will be used correctly.
Leonardo Torres, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises Tourism (Cantur), who also warned that failing to name a chairperson to the Board of Tourism Incentives has stopped approval of six new investment projects, among these hotels.
Although the official version is that entrepreneur Mayra Salinas is on vacation, it is known that she has been dismissed from her role as the Executive Chairman of Intur on 28 July. They also fired five CEOs.
“We would expect that if there is no minister, there would be a deputy minister, a director, someone who has been named, but for two months in the private sector we do not have communication with Intur and that worries us,” said Torres.
So he asked the President of the Republic to name “as soon as possible” replacements of the Intur authorities “or to tell us if we should coordinate with Gustavo Porras (doctor, union leader and member of the FSLN), but you need to put someone forward, because we can no longer be paralyzed. ”
Porras is in charge of the restructuring of the Institute of Tourism and other entities such as the Ministry of Home Economics.
Private investment in tourism fell in the first half of 2015 by 63 percent over the same period of 2014. Their have been approved only $ 22 million this year. As of June last year investments exceeded sixty million dollars.
Cantur fears that private investment in tourism continues to be inoperative due to the failing Tourism Incentives Board, which chairs Intur together with the Ministry of Finance and Business Chambers. Most urgently, Torres said, it is to define the use of cooperation funds in Luxembourg.
For the August 14th meeting that is scheduled between private chambers, Intur and the representative of Luxembourg to define the projects of International Cooperation Plan for 2016-2017 in that country of around 3.8 million euros.
“That is in standby, do not know whether to give this meeting because we have defined time and place and is donated to Nicaragua,” said Torres. He explained that the meeting was rescheduled after discontinuing the meeting scheduled for June, precisely because Mayra Salinas began to limit meetings with entrepreneurs.
“Until you sit down and work out what we are doing, this is discouraging cooperation and if we are asking for money everywhere and can’t show how to use it, this is harming small businesses in Nicaragua,” lamented Torres.

LAW OF THE COASTS IS USELESS

Cantur met last Friday with the Monitoring Committee headed by presidential adviser for economic affairs, Bayardo Arce, who requested that the President of the Republic fix the Intur situation.
The Committee on Development of Coastal Areas has stopped working again as mayors continue providing coastal concessions and renting land in tourist areas over the laws in the Coastal Act. This commission has not met since 2009. Cantur reported problems with tourism investments in San Rafael del Sur, San Jorge, in Corinto, San Juan del Sur and Tola.

Source: Turismo en jaque | La Prensa

This doesn’t sound good. Not at all! As useless as Intur is, they of course are even more useless without anyone leading efforts to increase investment. I’d like to say this is a typical Nicaragua situation, but really when it comes to investment in tourism the government should be paying a bit more attention.

If it is true that some large investments are on hold or those funds being diverted to other regions and countries, that is a real shame. We need more luxury and spa properties, more ecotourism, and more mid-range tourism offerings and this development with the government tourism board is not helping in that endeavor at all!

Also, this report that the Coastal Act is no longer being enforced (that’s my read on it at least) is really troubling as again, investors want to know what the rules are before they invest big bucks (or euros) in the Nicaraguan economy.

Just when Nicaragua is getting a better name amongst tourists, and the economy has been doing better, and numbers of tourists visiting has been going up, we see this and all I can say is that this is quite disappointing. I’d love your opinion or read on this, especially someone with more contact with Intur. Feel free to add your comments below.

On the hunt for cruise ships | La Prensa Noticias

A cruise hunting

  • Nicaragua tries to enter the fight to attract more tourists by cruise ship.

The Pacific and the Caribbean coasts of Central America each year attracts an average of 1.35 million cruise passengers. In Nicaragua, although the figures show a recovery, the authorities have challenges to overcome to achieve the high levels of visitors that nearby countries receive, such as in Honduras, where in 2013 -Last update available- the number reached 707.597 persons arriving via cruiseships, according to the Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT) .

At the end of 2013 statistics from the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) show that 38 cruise ships came to the country, of which 36 carried passengers for a total of 32.254 visitors, down from 41 ships that arrived in 2014, of which forty carried 51.084 foreigners.

Given that reality, the president of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), Sylvia Ramirez Levy said that together with representatives of Intur since 2013 been offering additional packages for cruise travelers so that they are not only landing in ports, but traveling on to other cities.

“Since 2014 we have also promoted to Managua as historical and gastronomic destination for tourists to have one more reason to reach more distant reference points of embarkation,” he said.

The Preferred Ones

When comparing statistics for all countries in the region, data shows that Honduras is where most foreigners traveling on cruise ships go. Honduras received 248 ships in 2013 with 707.597 people, more than 655.234 foreigners arrived in 2012, 270 ships.

According to the IHT in 2011 the country of Honduras received 316 cruise ships that carried 786.997 foreigners.

After Honduras follows Panama, a country where tourism during 2014 was the number one economic activity, generating 5476.4 million with the visit of 2.30 million people as a general discharge. Cruise passengers represented 15.9 percent of total tourists, equivalent to 365.664 visitors who arrived on 236 boats, according to the Panamanian Tourism Authority (ATP).

In Panama the arrival of foreign cruisers showed a reduction in 2014, and that during 2013 the country received 373.505 visitors in 239 boats, equivalent to a change of 2.1 percent.

“It is expected that with the arrival of new cruise lines in 2015 passenger arrivals to Panama increases. Also with the new cruise departure from Panama, as is the Express Cruiser, which makes travel to Cartagena and Bocas del Toro, the passenger has new options to meet new attractions, such as the Isla Colon (Bocas del Toro), with its beautiful beaches and natural parks, ” cites the 2014 statistical yearbook published by the ATP.

Neighboring Costa Rica is the third largest recipient of cruise visitors. The accounting of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) observes the arrival of ships and tourist season, so that during 2013-2014 received 181 cruises with 212.172 visitors.

ICT statistics show that the arrival of foreigners in this way showed a drop, as during the 2009-2010 season received 269 cruises 418.988 foreigners.

Less crowded

Guatemala and El Salvador are the countries that receive fewer visitors via cruise ships. Until 2014 the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) reported the arrival of 15.923 foreigners mostly from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands and Taiwan.

Instead El Salvador only managed a cruise that was carrying only one thousand, six hundred of which visited the capital San Salvador, the archaeological site Tazumal and Cerro Verde Park, according to information from the Salvadoran Tourism Corporation (Corsatur), which Glenda shared Caceres, Information Officer of the Unit of Access to Public Information of the Ministry of Tourism of El Salvador.

A REGIONAL ROUTE

To offer visitors a regional cruise route is an initiative by entrepreneurs in the sector who have shown to be attracted, but lack the strength to materialize the desired growth.

According to Lourdes Fuentes, sales manager Careli Tours, there is much interest from the Central American private sector to the route as being something more consistant.

Source: A la caza de cruceros | La Prensa Noticias

This is an interesting article for anyone in Nicaragua doing some tourism-related business aimed at cruise line passengers. I was sort of surprised to see that the number one stop for cruise ships in Central America is Honduras, but it makes sense what with Roatan being so popular.

Two quick points: One, that overall cruise numbers have gone down in recent years. Two, that Nicaragua has plenty of room to grab more of this shrinking market.

 

 

Volcano Tourism, a sleeping giant| La Prensa Noticias

ECONOMY

Volcano Tourism, a sleeping giant

  • Entrepreneurs: if the infrastructure was improved at the volcanoes, more tourists would come

Nicaragua has the privilege of having a large presence of volcanoes in the Pacific. The potential to attract tourists is asleep. Proof of this is that in recent years the percentage of tourists coming to the country and climbing a volcano, for example, has remained stagnant.

The figures of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) indicate that between 2009 and 2013, out of every ten tourists visiting the country each year, only two climbed a volcano. The Americans and Central Americans are the ones who practice this tour attraction more every time they visit Nicaragua. Only in 2013, the total passengers who said he climbed a volcano, 29.3 percent came from Central America and 21.8 percent were American.

The local tourism authorities and representatives of business chambers linked to this sector admit that there is great potential to sell volcanoes as an option for adventure tourism, mainly to North America, Europe and South America. So why is this tourist destination so nascent? The challenge is to improve the infrastructure and security conditions in these places that have been recognized to have such great potential.

Read the rest here–>Turismo volcánico, gigante que duerme | La Prensa Noticias.

Here at FEPV we have reported before on Volcano Tourism. I’m sort of suprised that only two out of every ten tourists visiting Nicaragua actually visit a volcano! As far as Farmstay visitors, I’d say a good 90% visit at least one volcano if not two or three. People really dig them, and if you think about it, you can see why.

  • Most people visiting Nicaragua don’t live anywhere near volcanoes, much less active ones or ones you can slide down or camp on top of!
  • There is something quite primal in seeing the force of nature that is an active volcano, and it is worthwhile to see at least one on your visit.
  • There are some absolutely unique things to do on Nicaraguan volcanoes that are not prevalent in other volcano tourism spots.
    Examples:

 

Nicaragua Safe and Sound

Nicaragua eNewsletter June 2014

Nicaragua Safe and Sound

Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America according to the United Nations’ recent “Human Development Regional Report.” Nicaragua is among the top six countries in Latin America that reflect the best indicators for citizen security and the most secure country in the Central American region. The report, which evaluates 18 countries in the region, places Costa Rica and Panama as the second and third safest countries in Central America after Nicaragua

via Nicaragua Tourism Travel Trade Newsletter June 2014

Some potential visitors to Nicaragua are sadly ill-informed as to the level of safety and security to be found in Nicaragua. This recent report from the United Nations shows yet again that Nicaragua has the best indicators of personal safety and security in Central America! We’re number one!

From a visitor’s standpoint, everyone who has stayed as a guest at the Farmstay who has gone to other Central American countries have commented that it just feels more mellow here in Nicaragua then in other countries. The vibe here is much more relaxed, they say. Won’t you come and experience it for yourself?

So please, if you are investigating and doing your research in preparation for a potential visit to Nicaragua, please read the U.N.’s Human Development Regional Report to actually verify what this post is saying for yourself.

When your friends, family and co-workers say to you, “isn’t Nicaragua dangerous?” you will be well-informed as to the actual facts on the ground and will be able to tell them definitively that this is not the case.

Heading to Nicaragua? Recent Statistics Show Tourists Spend $42.40 Per Day | The Costa Rica News

Heading to Nicaragua? Recent Statistics Show Tourists Spend $42.40 Per Day

via Heading to Nicaragua? Recent Statistics Show Tourists Spend $42.40 Per Day | The Costa Rica News.