Nicaragua: Paradise Rediscovered


If you have ever wondered where NY business tycoons and Hollywood A-listers, the likes of Morgan Freeman, Scarlett Johansson and Catherina Zeta-Jones, holiday, search no further.

NICARAGUA Mukul is a boutique, luxury resort in a private bay on the Pacific Emerald Coast that combines relaxed ‘Nica’ lifestyle with perfect service. Each of the only 37 guest accommodations offers space and privacy overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Whether you stay in one of the beach villas or ‘bohios’ high up on the cliffs, the view and level of comfort will be second to none.

The resort feels relaxed and friendly but every detail is thought through, and you can feel that it caters to a very demanding clientele. Federico, the General Manager at the reins of this bit of paradise actually grew up in Brussels and has given a unique cachet to this resort that is guaranteed to make you feel special.

The perfect break
Whether you just feel like hanging out on the virtually deserted beach, hit the surf, go out on a day trip to Granada, fishing, get pampered at the award winning spa or indulge is some of the finest ceviche you have ever tasted, you will find what you need at Mukul.

A challenge to players of all skill levels the David McLay Kidd designed Guacalito Golf Course seamlessly melds Mother Nature’s contours of terrain while at the same time preserving the delicate, breathtaking environment that makes Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast special.

Up and coming
Nicaragua has yet to become a mass tourist destination, which is one of the aspects that makes it disarmingly charming, but it definitely up and coming, and properties like Mukul help drive its rebirth. The first tourists to come back to Nicaragua were backpackers, but if you feel like a bit (or a lot) more luxury, Mukul is simply perfect. There is a reason why the resort is running out of space in its trophy cabinet and getting rave review from Fortune Magazine and other Condé Nast Travellers of this world.

How to get there
The owners of Mukul had an airport built so the above-mentioned clientele can land their private jets within a 30-minute drive from the resort. If A Gulfstream 550 or Falcon 9X is slightly above your budget, local regional airlines will fly you to the Emerald coast in a Cessna 8 seater from San José in Cost Rica, and BA recently started flying from Gatwick to San José. Admittedly, quite a trek but you will not be disappointed.