Published by Telegraph Travel
23 JANUARY 2018
The Central American nation of Nicaragua is in the spotlight this week after Jack Brooksbank proposed to his long-term girlfriend Princess Eugenie during a holiday there.
Sandwiched between Costa Rica and Honduras, and with both Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Nicaragua is enjoying something of a tourism boom – overnight visits to the country rose by around 25 per cent last year, to almost two million, according to early estimates.
In fact, it was recently named one of Telegraph Travel’s top 20 destinations to visit in 2018. So what’s the big draw?
If neighbouring Costa Rica is a surfing paradise, then Nicaragua is a surfing secret: surf bunnies have been coming here as an alternative for years in search of Pacific waves along the coast’s secret coves. Among the best bases is the Mukul Resort, owned by the family behind the country’s Flor de Caña rum. Their four-day Ultimate Surf Package includes surfboard rental, surf excursions by boats to different breaks, including Veracruz and Rancho Santa Ana, and airport transfers.
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