Known as the "land of lakes and volcanoes," Nicaragua offers the traveler abundant natural diversions as well as culture, adventure and pristine beaches that ensure memorable experiences for every taste and budget. Blessed with a warm yet dry climate year-round, the Pacific Coast is a haven for those wishing to relax in any of its modern resorts. San Juan del Sur, its primary resort town, is well-known to surfers already but quickly becoming the next "hotspot" in Central America, providing a rare dose of tranquility and unspoiled beauty. Granada is the country's cultural center, with colorful colonial architecture, preserved and restored to its 17th century roots. Located only several hours from most major U.S. cities, Nicaragua lures travelers with a wide array of authentic vacation delights.

Good to Know

  • No overt gay scene, but several venues
  • Anti-gay laws were reversed in 2008, prompting openly gay businesses throughout the nation and especially in Managua, Granada, and San Juan del Sur
  • The capital of Managua has held a gay pride parade every year since 1991 and is one of the destination’s most welcoming cities
  • Discretion is advised

Featured Resorts:

Barcelo Montelimar


The Barcelo Montelimar Beach Hotel, an All-Inclusive Hotel with 88 double rooms, 203 bungalow and 2 suites, is located in the Central Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, 65 km from down- town Managua, 75 km from the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, and only 500 meters from its private airport. Barcelo Montelimar Beach is located nearby areas of great tourist interest.

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