A tourism centre on Nicaragua’s tallest volcano, San Cristobal, is the newest addition to Central America’s Colonial Cities & Volcano Trail, offering easy access to over a dozen volcanoes in seven different countries. The Chichigalpa city government of Nicaragua together with the help of the European Union has opened a tourism centre at the foot of Nicaragua’s tallest volcano, San Cristobal, located in the north west of the country.
Nicaragua’s recent investment in new tourism facilities and promotion is paying off as the latest statistics show an increase of 8.4 per cent in the number of foreign visitors to the country between January and May 2014, compared to the same period last year. In total some 545,174 guests visited the country.
The Nicaragua Tourist Board has launched the Coffee Trail, a new tourist route that will give visitors an authentic experience of the northern region of the country. The Coffee Trail covers five regional departments - Estelí, Jinotega, Madriz, Matagalpa, and Nueva Segovia - and aims to show visitors the diverse culture, food, scenery and tourism products of this area.
A new airport has opened in San Juan del Norte (Greytown), on the southern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, providing a new connexion to the capital Managua. The new Greytown Airport currently has a 1,200 metre runway, suitable for small planes carrying up to 19 passengers, but there are plans to extend this shortly by 300 metres more to accommodate bigger planes with up to 46 passengers.