Avainca TACA – “Discover Central America” Airline Promotion

Central America is determined to increase its tourism visitors in their own countries and therefore today launched the campaign “Discover Central” offering discounts on airfares, accommodation and tours for its own inhabitants.

In order to mobilize at least 10,000 American tourists to countries within the region, the campaign will be valid from tomorrow until May 31, detailed the Avianca Taca commercial manager in Costa Rica, Monica Velasquez, at a press conference.

During these weeks, the airline will offer tickets from and to any Central American country with prices starting from $ 269. This is the second year that the region makes this campaign and, according to the marketing manager of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), Ireth Rodriguez, experience in 2012 was very positive.

Last year, according to Rodriguez, the same campaign managed to mobilize 8,000 American tourists, 3,300 of whom visited Costa Rica.

“Discover Central America” ​​is an advertising campaign across the region that aims to encourage American to not only visit your neighbors for business, but for pleasure. According to Velázquez, Central America last year received 7.9 million tourists, of which 3.5 million were other Central, showing the great importance of developing the domestic market.

In total, between the private sector and tourism ministries of each country, this campaign will have an investment of $ 200,000 in advertising. Avianca Taca promised to have an offer of 22,000 seats during the promotion, while participating hotels will offer discounts of between 30% and 40%.

SOURCE: http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2013/04/17/activos/142850-centroamerica-a-caza-turistas

RE/MAX Coastal Properties – Nicaragua Newsletter – Sept 2012

Rancho Santana Developments now offers Land and Home financing!

The RE/MAX Nicaragua Real Estate Team from San Juan del Sur is proud to present the September 20, 2012 Newsletter featuring Rancho Santana Development with their amazing and unique offer for Lot and Home financing. There are some amazing properties and opportunities here!

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Hyatt Place coming to Managua, Nicaragua??

According to Nicaraguan Dispatch – Published Sept 11, 2012

International hotel chain Hyatt Place plans to build a new hotel next to Managua’s Galerías Santo Domingo shopping mall within the next six months, according to various media reports. El Nuevo Diario reports that Hyatt Place Managua will cost $16.2 million to build and will have 140 rooms, aimed mostly at business tourism. Construction of the hotel will coincide with two other Hyatt Places that will be built in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras—all within the next six months. The hotel chain then plans to build two additional hotels in the capital cities of El Salvador and Guatemala, for a total investment of $81.5 million in Central America.

International hotel chain Hyatt Place plans to build a new hotel next to Managua’s Galerías Santo Domingo shopping mall within the next six months, according to various media reports.

El Nuevo Diario reports that Hyatt Place Managua will cost $16.2 million to build and will have 140 rooms, aimed mostly at business tourism.

Construction of the hotel will coincide with two other Hyatt Places that will be built in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras—all within the next six months. The hotel chain then plans to build two additional hotels in the capital cities of El Salvador and Guatemala, for a total investment of $81.5 million in Central America.

http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/news/2012/09/hyatt-place-coming-to-managua/5202

Transportation – Driving, Shuttles, Buses or Boats

Need some advice or help about driving or general transportation in Nicaragua? Most our guests say “Yes Please”! So here it goes. Drive carefully. You are entering a country (just as most 3rd world countries), whose general population does not know how to drive. So all the ideas you have about transit, like Maps, Transit signals and general driving etiquette is not like back home, so be aware.

Driving  Driving in Nicaragua Can be considered an adventure in of itself. Click here for a list of driving directions including from the national airport to San Juan del Sur and general driving does and don’t of Nicaragua.

Private Driver – we are happy to recommend a private driver who can meet you at the airport, help you receive your rental vehicle and drive your rental vehicle to San Juan del Sur for you so you don’t have to deal with the normal issues that arise when trying to find your way in a new country with very few road signs. If you’s like to reserve this service or get more information on hiring a private driver (who can also double as tour guide) for the day or just the airport pick, please contact me.

Shuttle Service There are a variety of shuttle service providers in San Juan del Sur. Click here for a list of service providers or contact us if you’d like us to help you make reservations via the concierge desk.

Car Rental There are a number of options for car rentals in Nicaragua, all the major chains are based out of the airport. There are also a few privately owned companies that offer a vehicle with a more classic and adventurous experience. Contact us if you’d like more information on any of these options.

Bus System the bus system in Nicaragua is not like in the States. Even nearby Costa Rica has a much more orderly system. That said, the experience of riding a bus in Nicaragua is one that you will either love (for the cultural experience provided) or hate (again because of the experience provided) immediately. Click here to learn more about the Nicaraguan Bus system and schedules.

Boats and Ferries there are a number of boat routes in Nicaragua. Lake Nicaragua and a number of rivers have boat routes leading to the Caribbean.

Activities and Tours in San Juan del Sur

Activities and Tours Available in San Juan del Sur

RE/MAX Meet and Greet Teams recommends you reserve your tours at least 3 days in advance and those with an asterisk (*) we recommend you reserve at minimum a week in advance to ensure availability. Those items with a double asterisk (**) may require additional transportation costs. Please contact your RE/MAX Coastal Properties Team member for assistance in reserving your Tours and Activities. Keep in mind that prices and schedules may vary until a 50% deposit is given. Should you decide to cancel a reserved activity the within 24 hours, deposit is automatically forgone.

  • Canopy Tours – $30 per person
  • Horseback Riding Tours* – $69-99 per person
  • Horseback Riding by the hour – $25 per person
  • Dune Buggy Rentals packages – please inquire with us
  • ATV Rental per hour  – 1 passenger $65 – 2 Passengers $75
  • ATV Tour 2 hours & 2 bike min – 2 bikes with 1 passenger $75 per bike or with 2 Passengers per bike $85
  • Rappelling Tour – $45 to $55 per person
  • Surf Lessons* – $50 per person
  • Surf Lesson by the hour – $25 per person from surfer on the beach
  • Surf Tour by Boat* – $350 per day
  • Surf Tour by Land* – $250 per day
  • Scuba Diving – 2 tank dive – $90 per person with a 2-person minimum
  • Catamaran Sailing ½ Day – $75 per person
  • Catamaran Option #1 (24 passenger boat) Sailing Full Day – $115 per person – advise to reserve 2 min 2 weeks in advance
  • Catamaran Option #2 (35 passenger boat) Sailing Full Day – $115 per person – advise to reserve 2 min 4 weeks in advance
  • Fishing Tour 4 passenger – $90 per hour with a 4 hours minimum
  • Fishing Tour 10 passenger – $120 per hour with a 4 hours minimum
  • Night Fishing – $45 per person with 5-person minimum
  • Private Boat Trip ½ Day* – $350 for 4 hours
  • Private Boat Trip Full Day* – $550 for 8 hours
  • Luxury Boat Trip ½ Day* – $1,800 for 4 hours
  • Luxury Boat Trip Full Day* – $2,800 for 8 hours
  • Sunset Cruise – $23 per person with 6-person minimum
  • Turtle Tour (Aug-Jan) – $35 per person with 5-person minimum
  • Yoga Class Drop in Rate – $10 per person
  • Yoga Private Lesson**  – $20 per person with 3-person minimum
  • Massages in House** – $50 per 60 minute massage 2 massage minimum
  • Private Driver/Guide** – $40 per 8 hour day + plus entry to parks and or meals

For a more extended list on what there is to do in and around San Juan del Sur, please see our ABC’s list of the fun and laid back little beach town. Also, if there are any activities or any information you would like to see that have not been listed here, please let us know (click here) and we will be happy to inquire for you with sufficient time.

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