Ideal for families and honeymoons
Travellers searching for an idyllic beach and sun holiday may not consider Nicaragua as a possible destination first, but that would be a mistake. The country has been named one of the top destinations in the world thanks to its many charms, including the Barceló Montelimar Resort. With over 8 kilometres of virgin coastline, this luxurious hotel location is set in over 300,000 square metres of lush countryside. Montelimar hotels offer premier luxuries such as free-form pools, paths among the coconut palms, thatched sun shelters where you can relax and fine dining. Most of all, Montelimar beach hotels offer privacy and seclusion. Located about a one-hour drive from Managua, the country’s capital, Montelimar is a sheltered refuge from worldly cares. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s isolated. Montelimar hotels offer Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and dining services that make business and social gatherings run smoothly. Wedding and honeymoon planners assist couples in organising a perfect time, and families will love the child-friendly entertainment.
Curious guests at Montelimar beach hotels might wonder about the origins of this unspoiled haven. The area was once the estate of the Somoza family, the dynastic leaders who ruled Nicaragua for 44 years. The Somozas obtained the land after they declared war on Germany during World War II and confiscated the property from its German owners. Nicaragua and Germany never actually fought each other, leading one to imagine that what the Somoza family really wanted was ownership of this beautiful swath of Pacific beachfront. The last Somoza fled the country in 1979, escaping the violent protests against the family’s oppressive leadership. He is said to have escaped from the private air strip on the estate itself. Civil strife and some ill-advised intervention by the United States roiled the country after Somoza’s departure, but all that has long since been resolved, with fair democratic elections being held since 1990. Peace has allowed the country to build a reputation as a premier travel destination. Montelimar Beach is a prime example of its success. A few reminders of the powerful Somozas remain; their former mansion has become an elegant casino. It’s open 24 hours a day during the weekends.
Many holidaymakers happily spend their time lounging in their hammock, admiring the golden sunsets, and swimming in foamy waves that wash over white-sand beaches. The hotel staff are ready at all times to help visitors, who can enjoy sporting activities such as surfing, boogie boarding, volleyball and football. Guests will also find horseback riding, tennis and giant chess, to name a few activities. Golfers can head for a course that accommodates experts and beginners alike. Sports and relaxation are the ideal combination for a perfect beach holiday in Montelimar beach.