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Nicaragua: A Destination to Discover

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Tourists are flocking to Nicaragua. The nation received over half a million visitors in the first six months of 2013, a 8.9% increase over the same period in 2012.

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Tourists add half a million

The growth trend which has seen the arrival of tourists in recent years remains. Between January and May 2013 the country received 526.443 visitors. The figure represents an increase of 8.9 percent over the same period last year, when they arrived 483.105 foreigners.

The chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), Mayra Salinas, explained that the total visitors were tourists and 23,366 503.077 cruisers and walkers. He added that the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) reported that between January and March of this year the arrival of travelers generated $ 107 million in revenue.

“The main challenge we have as the tourism sector is the increase in average spending of tourists is still ($ 42.50 per day), the lowest in Central America,” said Salinas.

According to the records of Intur the main gateway remains the air, ie International Airport Augusto C. Sandino. Peñas Blancas and San Juan del Sur, located in the south of the country, are placed second, and the third is the Chinandega department through its five immigration posts.

“Twenty percent came through the Guasaule, Potosi, Corinto, El Picacho and Marina Puesta del Sol .. That gives you a fundamental relevance to the department because visitors admitted for Chinandega 104.814, “said Salinas.


Given this potential, in terms of the promotion can be done there, Chinandega was selected to host the National Tourism Convention XI, Chinandega Tourist Destination to Discover, to be held on 5 and 6 July.

The tourist offer of this department includes beaches, volcanoes and agroecological routes include major mills in the country, shrimp companies, ports, the Gulf of Fonseca and the country’s most beautiful marshes, Pastora Indalecio said Mayor Chinandega.

The event will be held three talks on tourism in the area, the potential for sport fishing and marine tourism and sustainable rural contribution to economic development. There will also be craft exhibition tour and a visit to tour Flor de Caña, in Chichigalpa.

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