Nicaragua: The Next Jet-Set Destination

After talking to one of the publicists for the Nicaraguan Tourism Board, a few weeks ago, who touted the country's up-and-coming status on the international jet-set spectrum, my editor at HotelChatter and I received a press release about the opening of a new hotel outside Managua: the Hotel Contempo. Billing itself as the country's first boutique hotel, it looks like a cute little property with modern architectural features (think: glass and steel) set on a couple acres of jungle.

It's true that Nicaragua has been getting more and more press lately, as a cheaper alternative to Costa Rica and Belize, with more colonial architecture, culture and sights than either of those other two countries, so who knows, by this time next year, everyone you know could be wintering there!