A British tourist (Karen) arrived in Nicaragua with a vision of an eco-friendly, small & upscale lodge. She found and purchased a small isleta in Lake Nicaragua. She hired and architect and Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality to manage the place. Thanks to them and Howard, ctavio, Claudia and the rest of the Jicaro Island Ecolodge staff – a small slice of heaven was born in Nicaragua! Cayuga has been recognized as a world leader in upscale, sustainable tourism for
Updated 01-10-2014 at 02:04 PM by TravelerBen_ll
We did a day trip to San Juan del Sur from the Aqua Wellness Resort & it was about a 1 hour drive. We were actually not too impressed with the town – the beach was dirty and the ocean/bay looked oily – there are many boats in the bay and this could be the reason. One tourist told me she did take a swim in the ocean and when she came out she felt really slimy and had to go back to her hotel to shower – yuck ;-(
There are a good number of beachfront restaurants and the prices
The last time we visited Granada, Nicaragua was 10 years ago on a day trip from Costa Rica & there were very few tourists – mostly of the backpacker variety, few restaurants and few shops. In the past 10 years there have been many changes! There are now vendors in the central park, new hotels & restaurants & colonial homes being renovated. Granada is becoming a vibrant city and I predict in another 10 years (or less), it well be as visited as Antigua, Guatemala & Cuzco, Peru.
Our LL package included a 5 night stay in an angel room, breakfast, $75 credit to use in the spa or dining room and taxes.
We arrived at the hotel around 4:30pm after a short local Sansa flight to Quepos to pick up our rental car. The drive from Quepos was around 45 minutes on a nice, scenic highway with views of the ocean, jungle and many palm oil plantations.
Check in was effortless thanks to Angelica the very personable front desk manager. She had all of our Ll
Updated 11-12-2012 at 05:10 PM by [email protected]
For anyone who keeps up with the entertainment news, Labor Day weekend was a big weekend for Philadelphia. Jay Z and Philadelphia hosted the Made in America Festival and I was there for the festivities as a guest of one of the bands. Ron Howard was on hand to film a documentary to come out in 2013.
The talent stayed in the Four Seasons and I have to say this hotel would be a nice addition to LL. Right on the Parkway where the Art Museum, Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum and The Franklin
Updated 09-04-2012 at 12:36 PM by [email protected]
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