Penn State Student Discovering the Beauty of Nicaragua for Herself

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Jun 10, 2013 6:06:35 PM

Laguna de Apoyo Photo taken by Rachel Suffian at Laguna de Apoyo

Gran Pacifica and ECI Development have collaborated with film major Rachel Suffian from Penn State to travel throughout Nicaragua and to explore a handful of destinations, both those that are well-known, and others being hidden treasures. Rachel’s goal is to portray these naturally beautiful destinations and to encourage others to follow her during her journey throughout Nicaragua.

Nicaragua is a unique country. With the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast, the Caribbean Sea on the East Coast, and all that’s in between, Nicaragua has an array of activities, destinations, and must-see-sites that are still emerging. From volcanoes, to coffee plantations, to beautiful, untouched beaches, Nicaragua introduces to you a world full of beauty, color-rich sunsets, and of course, howler monkeys. With tourism on the rise, these places are only now beginning to earn its well-deserved recognition, and Rachel is determined to contribute to the increasing number of visitors, travelers, and investors.

Only having been in Nicaragua for two weeks so far, Rachel said to me, “Wow, this country is so beautiful and has so much to offer. Each place is so different, but they are all so charming and so gorgeous.”   And I couldn’t agree more.

Photo taken by Rachel S. at Hotel Paradiso Photo taken by Rachel S. at Hotel Paradiso

Rachel has already taken on Gran Pacifica, San Juan del Sur, Punta Teonoste, Laguna de Apoyo, and Granada. She has been hard at work capturing footage, taking photos, and getting to know the areas. The rest of her itinerary includes destinations such as Leon, Selva Negra, the Corn Islands, Mombacho and Estelí.

Her videos will be published over the next couple of months, so be on the lookout for these phenomenal clips, and be sure to give them a watch! They may introduce you to a few new locations that you never knew existed.

Feel free to follow Rachel around the country on her personal blog: She has written about her experience thus far, and has posted some absolutely stunning photos (photos in this blog were taken by Rachel as well!

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Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: Tourism in Nicaragua