Top Reasons to Choose Nicaragua for Your Next Vacation
|San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua|
|Pool at Mukul Resort – photo courtesy at Mukul|
In addition to government funded marketing efforts, private investment is prominent in developing the young tourism industry. Nicaragua’s richest man, Don Carlos Pelas, is opening Nicaragua’s first luxury hotel next month on the Pacific coast. Designer David Kidd and Kurtz-Ahlers Associates, promoters of luxury properties worldwide, are working with Mr. Pelas to make Mukul a world-class resort. Mukul will consist of 37 private rooms , each housed in it own private building with a deck or patio, many with nap-ready hammocks- and a private pool. Each building has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and has themes such as “healing hut” or “crystal temple energy”. The resort cascades down a steep hillside to a long broad beach where sea turtles come from all over the Pacific to lay their eggs.
Nicaragua is blessed with extraordinary natural beauty such as it’s forested habitat that is home to over forty-two migratory songbird species which migrate there during our Winter. Most coffee is still grown here in the same rustic way it has been since the Dutch introduced it to the New World in the late 1700s. Shaded coffee farms such as Selva Negra coffee plantation, provide high quality habitats for our songbirds due to the absence of pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Because there is more money in sun grown coffee farming, where forest is cut down and pesticides and fertilizers are used, these farmers feel pressure to follow their competition. We can help motivate them to keep to their traditional environmentally friendly practices by paying them a premium for coffee that was shade grown in standing forest and bird habitat. That is the idea behind Bird-Friendly coffee. The problem is that Bird-Friendly coffee is hard to find in the stores, but is readily available from online coffee sellers like BirdsandBeans.com. Buying Bird-Friendly coffee is one of the best ways you can do your part to preserve wintering habitat for our migratory songbirds.