It’s time to forget everything you think you know about Nicaragua, and prepare to discover a new world that is emerging as an exciting and enticing destination. The country still possesses raw natural beauty and passion for life, but that timeless and mysterious appeal is now combined with a vibrancy that makes it Central America’s emerging jewel.
This is the New Nicaragua, an unspoiled paradise that is being discovered by thousands of visitors each year and embraced by adventurous investors who recognize the opportunities that abound. Over the last two decades, Nicaragua has transformed itself into one of the safest and fastest-growing countries in Latin America, with a strong democratic government. As a result, it now possesses one of the most dynamic economies in Central America, experiencing substantial increases in private investment and exports. Direct foreign investment has seen double-digit increases annually, and the number of tourists visiting the country over the last ten years has grown consistently.
For those inclined to mix business and pleasure, Nicaragua displays the same opportunities and possibilities that marked the beginnings of economic upswings in Costa Rica, Belize and Panama. The country is reveling in its ever growing stability and becoming a leader in Central America with its progressive government, rapidly improving infrastructure and strong incentives for investors.
Nicaragua has always had opportunities to experience the elements that have always attracted the curious and daring: pristine natural settings, tropical weather, a strong fascinating history and culture, tons of recreational and tourism opportunities, colonial cities and picturesque towns and, perhaps most important, a warm and welcoming population renowned for its hospitality and receptiveness to visitors.
For the adventurous, the country is full of endless possibilities, including canopy tours through forests, diving and snorkeling along living reefs, surfing and kayaking, exploring volcanoes and crater lakes, hiking mountain trails, or just relaxing on one of many beautiful and relaxing beaches.
The capital city of Managua possesses a strong urban energy with many of the features expected from a metropolitan area, including expansive shopping and entertainment, a state-of-the-art medical center and international airport. Most major air-lines offer daily service to Nicaragua, including non-stop flights from major U.S. cities. Other cities, such as the colonial city of Leon, offer outstanding opportunities to experience the history and culture of the country.
All signs indicate that the “New Nicaragua” is poised to become one of the world’s success stories as it emerges from the past and embraces its future.