Great Numbers for Tourism in Nicaragua

Posted by Jamie Cain on Mar 29, 2018 11:19:11 AM

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For the longest time, when it came to choosing a vacation hotspot in Latin America, Nicaragua has been over shadowed by its neighbors and overlooked by travelers and tourists. Now, Nicaragua is on the brink of a tourism boom.

So why should you book your next vacation in Nicaragua? To start, Nicaragua is known as the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes.” In other words, it is simply beautiful. The attractions are plentiful, with its colorful, antique Spanish Colonial architecture, volcano trekking, pristine beaches, surfing, delicious traditional food, and friendly people…to name just a few.

In 2017, visitor arrivals in Nicaragua grew at a faster rate than any other country in Central America or South America, according to the World Tourism Barometer 2017, published by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization).

In the past decade, tourism in Nicaragua increased by 394% because of its physical beauty, many attractions, and safety in the country. According to data from the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR), in 2016, Nicaragua received 1.5 million tourists, who left $642 million dollars in foreign exchange.

Tourism is now a big factor in Nicaragua’s economy, making up about 5% of the GDP. The Gross Domestic Product per capita has increased steadily for the past five years, and now Nicaragua has one of the strongest economies in Central America. The growth in tourism has had a positive affect on the agricultural, commercial, finance, and construction industries as well. The results of Nicaragua’s tourism-driven economy have been significant. The Nicaraguan government is improving infrastructure and offering more hotels and activities for tourists. Four & five-star hotels now exist, along with many hostels for backpackers.

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The thriving adventure tourism in Nicaragua is expected to increase 10% per year from this point forward. Great numbers indeed! If you are looking for a tropical getaway, consider staying at the beach and golf resort, Gran Pacifica. See why this destination was ranked by TripAdvisor as one of the top accommodations in Nicaragua!

 

Jamie Cain

Written by Jamie Cain

Jamie Cain started her real estate career in 2002 in Dallas, TX as an on-site condominium sales agent in the posh community of Turtle Creek Blvd. Her managers quickly recognized her talent and professionalism from the beginning. She received many awards during her career there, including being awarded “Associate of the Month” twice, being recognized and honored as “The Top Sales Person of the Year”, and awarded the prestigious “Two Million Dollar Club”. She then accepted a sales manager position to another popular community in the thriving area of Uptown Dallas, which sold out quickly as well. In 2012, Jamie started her own apartment locating business called “Jamie’s Places”. It was a boutique- style agency that she solely operated on repeat and referral business. In 2017 she joined the ECI Development Team as a Property Liaison for the Gran Pacifica community in Nicaragua. She lives on the East Coast with her husband and 2 white cats, but travels to Central America frequently. “I have a strong desire in helping everyone find their next perfect home whether it be for investment, retirement, vacation, or something in between. And it is my goal to provide the best service possible with integrity and commitment.” Jamie also has a Home Marketing Certificate in home staging and organizing, and her interests and hobbies include photography, yoga, cooking, and blogging.

Topics: Nicaraguan Tourism, Tourism in Latin America, Living In Nicaragua