January 2006 Feature
Nicaragua’s Natural Beauty - The New Central American Adventure!
Edited by Theresa Scanlon
Nicaragua is emerging as Central America's most intriguing new destination. Offering an authentic experience that brings travelers in touch with the natural warmth of the people, Nicaragua boasts culture, nature and adventure. Pre-Columbian artifacts, dazzling colonial architecture and vibrant folkloric tradition are set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty—volcanoes, beaches, pristine rainforest and astounding biodiversity. Activities that appeal to a host of interests abound.
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge announced rates and packages for 2006. Morgan's Rock www.morgansrock.com, located just north of San Juan del Sur, will offer a special rate of $145 from January 6 through May 15, 2006 from $135 from May 16 through October 31, 2006. Rates are per person per night and include three multi-course meals daily, local beverages, taxes and service charges. The unique "eco-getaway" offers a "Honeymoon Package" that includes five nights of lodging, romantic oceanfront dinner, reforestation tour, sunrise kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, day excursion to Granada's markets and volcanoes, three multi-course meals daily, local beverages and all government and service taxes. The package is priced from $2,450 per couple.
Latest Hotel Developments
Construction recently began for the Gran Pacifica Beach Resort Hotel www.granpacifica.com, a five-star hotel located just north of the beach town of Pochomil on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast. The world-class resort will be branded by a recognized international resort company and will showcase 250 rooms and a 45-hole championship golf course. Hotel features will include casual and fine-dining restaurants, a full-service Spa, beach club, commercial retail stores, and Casino. Expected completion of the project is December 2008.
In addition, Hilton International has signed a franchise agreement with Princess Hotels & Resorts Corporation for the conversion of a property in Managua. The 104-room boutique style Princess Managua, to be renamed Hilton Princess Managua, boasts wireless high-speed Internet access in guest rooms, an executive lounge, restaurant, English-style bar, five meeting rooms with wireless high-speed Internet, business center, swimming pool, and health club. The Hilton Princess Managua is scheduled to begin operations in early 2006. Visit: www.hilton.com
Delta Airlines began flying to Managua from its hub in Atlanta, Georgia. Service began in mid- December. Visit: www.delta.com
For more information visit www.visit-nicaragua.com