THE NEW FRONTIERS OF LATIN AMERICA
Afar: June, 2013
article by: Jen Murphy
photography: Andrea Bakacs
20 Unexpected adventures for foodies, spa addicts, culture movers, thrill seekers, and nature lovers.
Nicaragua Emerald Coast
Dense jungles and white-sand beaches have turned a 30-mile stretch of Pacific shoreline into a hot spot among in-the-know wellness seekers. Located north of the beach town San Juan del Sur, the Emerald Coast began attracting yogis with resorts such as Punta Teonoste (puntateonoste.com) and Aqua Wellness Resort (aquanicaragua.com). In February, Mukul resort opened, with 12 villas and 23 treehouse-like bohios. Six spa casitas offer rituals inspired by ancient healing traditions from around the globe (mukulresort.com).