As far as Central American destinations go Costa Rica has long been first on travelers lists for years, But now with American Fast food chains like Applebees everywhere you go there its started to lose its unique flavor and is now being replaced as a popular destination. Well you will find a very similar landscape to Costa Rica but Nicaragua is still just enough off the beaten path to feel adventurous. In fact, the number of tourists from the U.S. during the first half of 2014 is up nearly 10 percent over the same period in 2013 according to the ministry of tourism. Here’s why you need to check it out now.
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Accomodations For Every Size Budget
Food and lodging in Nicaragua are from one-third to one-half the price of comparable accommodations in Costa Rica, according to the Nicaraguan Tourism Board. For example, in the colonial city of Leon, one of Nicaragua’s top tourist destinations, you can find reasonably priced ($60 a night and less) lodging in hotels created from beautiful historic haciendas. Vacation real estate properties are also half the price of similar ones in Costa Rica or Belize. Hostels are plentiful with rates going from $6 per person for a dorm or $10-15 dollars for a private room.