Nicaragua vacations get a lift


Nicaragua is THE new destination in Central America. The best place to stay in the country, by a mile, is the new Mukul Resort & Spa, on the country's Pacific coast. The resort is located on Guacalito de la Isla, about 75 miles southeast of Managua, on the ocean. Mukul is a world unto itself, featuring a mile-long beach, an 18-hole golf course, spa, and great dining options.

Choose from one of 23 Bohios (621 sq ft each, with terrace and privacy), or one of 12 Beach villas (one or two bedrooms, 1,005 sq ft and up) on the ocean. The property offers a wide range of activities, including snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and a number of unique experiences, such as visiting the Cerro Negro Volcano and gliding down the side of the mountain, which is covered in ash, or a private visit to homes on Lake Nicaragua (Central America's largest).

Mukul is putting Nicaragua on travelers' 'must visit' list, and is getting a phenomenal amount of publicity.