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Nicaragua eNewsletter October 2013
 
     
 
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Nicaragua Offers Travelers Two New Resorts

Nicaragua, named one of the top three destinations to visit in 2013 by the New York Times and included in the top destinations to visit in 2013 by the “Today Show,” welcomes two new and exciting properties – one in the capital city of Managua and one off the Caribbean Coast on Little Corn Island.

Little Corn Island

Nature and Tranquility at Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa
Yemaya is located on the tranquil northern tip of one of the most remote and pristine travel destinations on the planet: Little Corn Island, which has a tiny footprint of less than 3 square km and is found off the eastern coast of Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea. The resort is straddled by two gorgeous white sand beaches, Mr. Otto’s Beach on the west and Sunrise Beach on the east, with Sophia’s Point in between where you can see both sunrise and sunset. The resort’s 16 oceanfront cabanas each sleep four adults comfortably and rates run $300 U.S. for two people in a cabana per night, including continental breakfast with fresh fruit, homemade granola, the island’s traditional coconut bread, toast, fresh juice and coffee. Additional adults are $35 each per night and children under 16 years are free.

Little Corn IslandThe restaurant, also situated on the northern tip of the island, serves a menu that is “sea- and farm-to-table” – simple cuisine based on what is fished from the sea and picked from Yemaya’s organic garden. Meals are a fusion of influences that include hints of island, Thai and vegetarian cooking.

In addition to health-conscious cuisine, Yemaya maintains a wellness-forward approach with its focus on yoga retreats, s treatments, and in-room and in-jungle treatments.

Little Corn IslandTravelers at Yemaya can step out from their spacious cabanas into the water and swim in a natural aquarium teeming with life, take a kayak out for an hour or two exploring the reefs, go beach combing for shells and driftwood, or simply lay back in a hammock and count all the different shades of blue between the beach and the horizon. Guests can walk on the beach from the resort all the way to the sound end of the island in one hour. Few places offer as much untouched beauty in the Caribbean as Yemaya.

About the Corn Islands
Located approximately 50 miles northeast of Bluefields, the Corn Islands – composed of Big Corn and Little Corn – offer travelers an exotic and tranquil escape. The beaches are fringed with swaying coconut palms, backed by vibrant jungle and offer sweeping vistas across the fringe reefs and colorful Caribbean waters.

YemayaThe culture of Little Corn Island, which has 800 permanent residents, is a Creole mix of African, from the days of pirates, slavery, Spanish and coastal indigenous people. The islands reflect a culture blessed by the bounty of the sea and the jungle that has developed over the centuries. The island elders do not permit anything motorized on the island, so transport is by foot, bicycle or horse. A Creole English is spoken more than Spanish.

To reach Little Corn Island, guests fly one hour from Managua International Airport (MGA) on La Costeña Airlines, a local Nicaraguan airline, to Big Corn Island (flights are twice each day). Then they take a 30-minute boat ride (in a small panga) to Little Corn. If travelers take the morning flight, they can be on Little Corn by 9am.

 

City and Charm with Elements Hotel Boutique
Little Corn IslandNicaragua’s capital city of Managua has welcomed a new hotel: Elements, an environmentally friendly and design-oriented boutique hotel, which dedicates itself to personalized attention for every hotel guest. Each modern hotel room – double, single and executive rooms – has its own personality and is designed to make guests enjoy an unforgettable experience.

The hotel’s Papiro multipurpose event room offers groups of visitors a space for celebrating professional and social events. Its Oxigeno Bar & Lounge located on the terrace is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal while overlooking the pool and garden.

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Travel Impressions Offers New Nicaraguan Program

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Travel Impressions, one of the largest tour operators in the U.S., has recently teamed with the Nicaraguan Tourism Board (INTUR) to launch a variety of vacation packages for guests to experience the country’s beautiful colonial cities, eco-luxury resorts, volcanoes and rain forests, as well as pristine beaches.

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Nicaragua’s diverse offerings, untouched nature and rich culture make it a perfect vacation destination and one that offers something for everyone. Whether the activities are ash boarding down a volcano, hiking through a cloud forest, rappelling down a cliff into the ocean, kayaking through Lake Nicaragua’s islets, fishing on the Rio San Juan, laying out on pristine beaches, enjoying a yoga retreat or sailing along the country’s magnificent Pacific Coast, Travel Impressions’ new Nicaragua packages will be able to meet a variety of travel interests.

The largest country in Central America and the safest, Nicaragua is reached in just over a two-hour non-stop flight from Miami, Atlanta and Houston. Bordered by Honduras to the north, Costa Rica to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, the country offers a unique natural beauty ripe for exploration. Visitors may experience stunning rocky bluffs and emerald waters on the Pacific Coast or discover the time-forgotten tranquility, white sands and crystal-clear waters of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast and Corn Islands.

See Travel Impressions' Nicaragua offerings here: http://www.travimp.com/destinations/central_america/mga/mga.html

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Travel packages that meet a variety of visitor interests include:

Granada

Surf

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Isletas

 

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Travel Impressions’ Nicaragua Specials Offered at Hotels and Resorts in the following towns:

  • Granada
  • Managua
  • Montelimar
  • San Juan Del Sur/Guacalito/El Gigante

Latin America Collection "Exploring Nicaragua" 7-day package: Leisure travel, nature, beach

  • Colonial city of Granada
  • Night tour of Masaya Volcano
  • Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve
  • Corn Islands
  • Snorkeling, fishing, knee boarding, tubing

Nicaragua Vacations "Coast to Coast" 8-day package: Exotic travel, tropical, nature

  • Capital city of Managua
  • Caribbean coast
  • Corn Islands
  • Pacific Riviera
  • Scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, yoga¬†

Pacific Holidays “Jewels of Nicaragua” 8-day package: Culture, architecture, nature

  • City tour of Managua
  • Loma de Tiscapa and volcanic lagoon
  • Ruben Dario Theater
  • Colonial city of Granada
  • Ometepe Island
  • Water sports, nature tours, fishing

Mila Tours “Nicaragua” 6-day package: Nature, cigars, rustic shopping

  • City tour of Managua
  • Huembres market
  • Masaya Volcano National Park and Masaya market
  • Colonial city of Granada
  • Hot springs
  • Matagalpa for cloud forest
  • Tour of famous cigar shops in Esteli
  • Colonial city of Leon

Pleasant Holidays “Treasures of Costa Rica and Nicaragua” 8-day package:

  • Night in Liberia
  • Colonial city of Granada
  • Boat tour of Las Isletas of Granada
  • Masaya Volcano National Park and Masaya market
  • Las Catarinas village
  • Transfer to Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Nicaraguan Tourism Board
Hotel Crowne Plaza, 1c Sur, 1c. Oeste. Managua, Nicaragua. Aptdo. Postal No. 5088
Pbx: (505) 2254-5191 / Fax: (505) 2222-6610
www.visitnicaragua.us