Nicaragua resorts landmarks
Nicaragua is a blossoming travel destination as visitors discover the beauty of this diverse country, site of the two largest lakes in Central America. The capital, Managua, is both a destination and a hub for further exploration. A Downtown tour starts in the Plaza de la Revolución, which is surrounded by landmarks such as:
· The National Museum, featuring artifacts from pre-columbian pottery to modern paintings,
· The Rubén Darío National Theatre, named for Nicaragua’s beloved poet,
· The old cathedral ruins, partially destroyed by an earthquake.
On the shores of Lake Managua, travelers will find an international treasure at Huellas de Acahualinca: 6,000-year-old fossilized footprints of men, women and children.
For history buffs, trips to León and Granada -a UNESCO World Heritage Site- are a must.
Nature enthusiasts can peer into a volcano crater at Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya, and opportunities for wildlife watching abound: 4.9 million acres have been set aside as nature preserves.
Barceló’s Nicaragua resorts and hotels
Two Nicaragua resorts for travelers seeking the best of luxury and adventure are the Barceló Managua, located in the city’s most exclusive district, and Barceló Montelimar Beach, a magnificent hotel on the Pacific coast.
True to the diversity of Nicaraguan culture, the Barceló Managua serves authentic Japanese cuisine at its Kyoto restaurant, as well as international fare at the buffet. With event rooms for up to 400 people, the hotel is 5 minutes from Downtown and 9 miles from the airport.
Unique among Nicaragua hotels, the Barceló Montelimar Beach offers an all inclusive package with all meals, drinks, activities and entertainment included. Guests can wander among seven bars, three pools, and three restaurants, two with themed evening meals. Palm-lined walks, marvelous sunsets over the Pacific Ocean and spacious rooms round out the experience at this most spectacular of Nicaragua resorts.