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Are You Still Thinking Costa Rica? You Might Consider Nicaragua

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A windswept virgin shoreline of Nicaragua’s “Emerald Coast” is transforming into Nicaragua’s next top beach resort. It is being called a “game changer” for Nicaragua’s small yet emerging tourism sector.

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Nicaragua bet Guacalito Island as Tourism Destination

“A world tourism fairs going with an offer that has advantages,” noted Salinas told Efe.

According to the senior official, the project has already sparked interest in hotel investors from around the world.

The first phase of this complex “luxury eco” located in an area of ​​670 hectares between Manzanillo and Guacalito beaches, golden sands both in the “Emerald Coast” of the municipality of Tola, Rivas and 120 kilometers south of Managua , was inaugurated last Saturday night.

The chief executive of business group Pellas, Carlos Pellas, owner of the resort, told reporters that is designed to help you reach Nicaragua annual economic growth of 10%, more than double.

“Five percent (of gross domestic product increased-GDP) growth rate is excellent, but we need ten percent to think that we are overcoming poverty,” said Pellas at the opening.

The idea of ​​building this resort is to “create a trigger to turn Nicaragua into a world class tourist destination,” he said.

In 2012 Nicaragua received 1.2 million tourists, while its neighbor Costa Rica was visited by 1.9 million people, according to the ministry.

Guacalito Island is a boutique hotel and a luxury spa in Mukul-chorotega indigenous language means “the secret” – 39 rooms “world class” and areas of residence, and a championship golf course with 18 holes designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd “environmentally friendly.”

It also has an exclusive development, villas Valdemar, a commercial area, gym, tennis court, a chapel, and promoted water sports, adventure and environmental programs, among others.

The inauguration of the first stage of Guacalito Island, representing an investment of $ 120 million, coincided with publication of The New York Times, which ranked Nicaragua as the third destination to visit in the world in 2013, a list of 46 places.

In the second stage, which investment will be 130 million dollars, will be built in a decade a second hotel of 100 rooms, a commercial area, an airport for private jets and a small marina, and expanded residential and recreational area, as information provided by the company.

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