Tuesday, May 17, 2016

13 Celebrities who Vacation in Nicaragua

josh hutcherson surfing
Nicaragua is no longer on the upcoming list of places to visit as it has already surpassed that level and has now become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central America, among travelers, couples, families and even celebrities.  With endless surf, pristine beaches, high end resorts, increasing infrastructure and an economy based on tourism, Nicaragua is the place to visit on your next vacation.  The list of visiting celebrities keeps increasing as the word gets out that Nicaragua is the new hot spot, but below you will find 13 celebrities who vacation in Nicaragua. 


1. Morgan Freeman
morgan freeman nicaraguaMovies:  Shawshank Redemption, Last Vegas, The Dark Knight

Morgan Freeman visited the Emerald Coast in 2013 and stayed at Mukul Resort.  He visited the country on a recreational visit after his Nicaraguan friend and businessman from Chinandega invited him.  Freeman later mentioned that Nicaragua is now one of his favorite places to visit and that he is very impressed with the natural beauty of the country.


2. Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie Nicaragua
Movies:  The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus & coming soon, Suicide Squad


Australian born actress, Margot Robbie spent her vacation in San Juan Del Sur and the Emerald Coast, practicing yoga, surfing, and fishing.  She is portraying Harley Quinn on the upcoming movie Suicide Squad.


3. Justin Long
justin long nicaragua
Movies:  Jeepers Creepers, Accepted, Live Free or Die Hard
 
Justin Long and his girlfriend/actress Amanda Seyfried, not only spent their vacation surfing, but also held a fundraiser in Hollywood to help raise money to fix a girls shelter in Granada for girls that are orphaned, living in abject poverty, or need refuge from abusive homes.  You can see their video here.


4. Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried Nicaragua





Movies:  In Time, Pan, Mamma Mia, Red Riding Hood

Amanda Seyfried along with her boyfriend/actor Justin Long, as mentioned above chose Nicaragua not only for the surfing and beauty of Nicaragua, but also to help raise money to provide basic needs such as better shelter, food, and clothing for a girls shelter.


5. Wilmer Valderrama
Wilmer Valderrama Nicaragua
TV Shows:  That 70's Show, Minority Report, Grey's Anatomy

Most recent to visit is Wilmer Valderrama, better known as Fez, on that 70's show.  He spent his vacation in San Juan Del Sur, zip lining, sailing and enjoying what the town has to offer.


6. Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin Nicaragua Movies:  The Goonies, No Country for Old Men, Men in Black

Josh Brolin, vacationed to Nicaragua with his wife Diane Lane.  The couple were spotted around town in San Juan Del Sur, taking in the sunset and activities that the town has to offer.


7. Diane Lane
Diane Lane Nicaragua


Movies:  Batman Vs. Superman, Trumbo, The Perfect Storm, The Outsiders

Diane Lane came to San Juan Del Sur with her husband Josh Brolin, as mentioned above on vacation in between shooting movies back home, for a quick break to get away from the craziness of Hollywood.


8. Halle Berry
Halle Berry Nicaragua



Movies:  X-Men, Cloud Atlas, Catwoman

Halle Berry spent her vacation to Nicaragua, with WHP (Watch Hunger Stop), a hunger fighting initiative in the town of Jinotega, located to the north of the country.  A big shout out to WHP, as they feed more than 150,000 children in Nicaragua per day.


9. Melinda Clarke
Melinda Clarke Nicaragua

TV Shows:  The O.C., Nikita, Vegas, Entourage

Melinda Clarke spent 5 nights in San Juan Del Sur, at the Surf Ranch Resort, with a large group of her friends.  Melinda fell in love with San Juan Del Sur and says she is looking forward to her next trip down.


10. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey Nicaragua
Movies:  Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, Mud

Matthew McConaughey spent his vacation in San Juan Del Sur partying and hitting on as many girls as he could.  When the New York Daily News asked about his endeavors, this was his reply.

"Drunk? Absolutely. Nicaragua is a beautiful place, epic waves, the best surfing I have ever been on. And yes, I'm STILL looking for my left flip-flop. So if anyone finds it floating around down there (it has 6:22 stitched into the side), please send it my way. There is a reward."


11. Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas Nicaragua
Movies:  Ant Man, Last Vegas, Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps

Michael Douglas spent his vacation with his wife/actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, on the Emerald Coast in Nicaragua.  They spent their vacation golfing, enjoying the beach and relaxing.


12. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones Nicaragua
Movies:  Oceans Twelve, Red 2, The Mask of Zorro

Catherine Zeta-Jones joined her husband Michael Douglas, as mentioned above, on vacation to the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua, and stayed at a new 5 star resort. 


13. Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson Nicaragua

Movies:  The Hunger Games, Escobar: Paradise Lost, Journey to the Center of the Earth

Josh Hutcherson just recently visited San Juan Del Sur and Maderas Beach.  He stayed at Maderas Village and enjoyed the surfing, sailing and partying.

Any celebrities we missed?  Please let us know in the comments below.