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Nicaragua’s Emerging Tourist Destination, San Juan de Nicaragua Now Accessible with New Airport

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Known in the 1800′s, San Juan de Nicaragua was the site thousands of travelers passed through in 1848 when gold was discovered in California, causing the so-called “Gold Rush” route. Now, travelers can fly direct to this emerging tourist destination with the local airline Costeña, where there is no cell signal, wireless internet, nor a tourist information center.

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Original Article Text From La Prensa via Google Translate :

Greytown is opened to tourism

For two months, the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) project started in theaters Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador spots touting to Greytown, or San Juan de Nicaragua, as a tourist destination with great potential, which is prepared for receive more domestic and foreign tourists, for it has direct commercial air link.

In the coming days will begin an advertising campaign in the media of Nicaragua and made two trips to that area of ​​the press with journalists from international magazines on fishing.

San Juan de Nicaragua has great historical significance and natural is the third oldest city in Nicaragua and is located in Indio Maiz Biological Reserve, but to travel from Managua to there it took nine hours on the road and another time by boat . “The problem was access, were isolated for a long time, but with this project will facilitate the connection with the whole country and will benefit small businesses because many more tourists will come,” said Misael Morales, mayor of San Juan de Nicaragua, reference to the two direct flights a week and made the airline’s Costeña.

San Juan de Nicaragua was also a site where thousands of travelers passed in 1848 when gold was discovered in California, causing the so-called “Gold Rush” is a place where you can see many species of birds, exotic species of orchids, exuberant fauna and it is possible sport fishing and kayaking on the river San Juan.
San Juan de Nicaragua now has electricity 18 hours a day, but the mayor says Misael Morales already working on extending the time of power, as well as improve the supply of tourism services.

Direct Flights
From this week and not have to travel by land and water to meet the San Juan River because every Thursday and Sunday at noon a plane of the Coastal up to 12 passengers will fly 500 kilometers in one hour and 20 minutes from Managua to the newly opened airport in Greytown. The cost of round-trip ticket is 165 dollars, said Julio Caballero, CEO of The Coastal.

MSMEs WILL BENEFIT
In this emerging tourist destination is no sign of cellular, wireless internet, tourist information center, eighty hotel rooms are distributed in 185 beds and seven restaurants, which are expected to increase gradually in order to receive and serve more visitors, because now we receive between 20 and 25 per week, mostly Americans, according to the Mayor.

“This will benefit small and medium enterprises because the big hotels are not there. Right now there are ten small hotels that are trying to develop with 13 tour operators are designing packages to San Juan de Nicaragua, “said Leonardo Torres, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tourism of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Cantur).

According to Julio Videa, director of marketing Intur, working on further facilitate access to the area through small boats and private yachts so they can connect from the Caribbean.

“It also is facilitating tourism development plan will be placed to see where hotels and restaurants and attract more investment, this will represent a major development for this area until very recently little interest tourism and is now in a great awakening” said.

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