Monocle: April, 2013
article by: Monocle
Two decades after the civil war, Nicaragua is enjoying a surge in tourism, the beauty of the "land and lakes and volcanoes" and its colonial-era cities a natural draw. Businessman Carlos Pellas recently debuted Mukul, Nicaragua's first luxury beach resort, terraced on the cliffs of the Emerald Coast. The 37 rain forest bohios and Playa Manzanillo villas come with private pools, personal staff and towering glass walls overlooking the ocean. Tee off at the 18-hole golf course, enjoy the spa's indigenous therapies or, in the wave-lapped lounge, sip the Pellas family's award-winning Flor de Cana rum.