Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nicaragua: Vacation only using BitCoin

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular worldwide, as a new choice of currency.  However, still a lot of people do not know what Bitcoin is or how it works, but with more and more people traveling the world, looking to buy items and services using Bitcoin, we have put together a list of places in Nicaragua that accept Bitcoin.

We will show you below how you can vacation in Nicaragua, by using BitCoin.

Flights

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The first step would be to book your flight to Nicaragua.   Expedia now accepts Bitcoin, so you can enter your dates, choose your flight and pay with Bitcoin through Expedia.

Expedia - www.expedia.com

Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort - San Juan Del Sur

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After arriving at the Managua International Airport, you will need an airport shuttle and a place to stay.  You can book this through the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort with 2 locations - San Juan Del Sur, and Popoyo.  You are able to book an airport shuttle from the airport to the resorts or between both resorts and even back to the airport.  You can book an all inclusive package, and various activities through the resort, all using BitCoin and other types of Crypto Currencies.

Reserving with Bitcoin at Surf Ranch Resorts - Booking Page here
Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort - San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua - www.surfranchnicaragua.com

Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort - Popoyo

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As of now, the new resort is under construction and is set to be the largest all inclusive resort in Nicaragua.  Currently 4 ocean view houses are complete and the 4 story apartment complex has begun.  You can currently rent the 4000 sq ft ocean view mansions using BitCoin, ranging from $200 - $500 USD per night (depending on the time of year), or the equivalent in BitCoins.

Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort - Popoyo, Nicaragua - www.surfranchpopoyo.com

Catamaran Sailing

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Once in San Juan Del Sur, when staying at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, you can take part in many activities that the resort offers using BitCoin, but you can also get out for the day on the ocean, and rent a Catamaran for you and your friends.  The tours include half and full day tours, and an open bar on board including snacks, beer and rum.  They except Bitcoin directly through their site below.

Nica Sail N' Surf - www.nicasailandsurf.com

Ometepe Island

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Most people make San Juan Del Sur and Popoyo, their first stop when vacationing in Nicaragua, then venture off from there to other locations before returning to Managua for their flight back.  The next popular destination that tourists visit after San Juan Del Sur, is Ometepe Island, which is a large volcanic island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, and a must visit location in Nicaragua.  Through either of the Surf Ranch Resorts, you can pay with BitCoin for a shuttle to San Jorge, where you would then take a ferry to the island. Unfortunately the local ferry does not take BitCoin, but once on the other side, you can arrange a shuttle and stay with Xalli Beach Hotel who accepts BitCoin.

Xalli - Ometepe Beach Hotel - http://www.ometepebeachhotel.com/rooms.html

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After visiting Ometepe Island, you can take a ferry back to San Jorge, and have the Surf Ranch shuttle drive you back to the airport for your flight home.  By using Bitcoin, you can book a flight to Nicaragua, stay at 3 different hotels, have food and drinks included, a sailing trip and shuttles to and from the airport and resorts.

As more and more places in Nicaragua start accepting BitCoin, we will be sure to update it here.  Also if you have a business or know of a business in Nicaragua that accepts BitCoin, let us know and we will be glad to add it to this post.

Bonus:

If you fall in love with Nicaragua, and decide you would like to buy your own place using BitCoin, it is now possible.   The Surf Ranch Resort in Popoyo is currently under construction and is selling ocean view condos, apartments and houses, and is accepting BitCoin for purchases of the condos, apartments and houses.

Contact sales@surfranchpopoyo.com, for a free investors kit and to get set up with your new ocean view home.  Also you can visit www.surfranchpopoyo.com

Friday, June 2, 2017

Golf Courses in Nicaragua

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When you think of Nicaragua, you do not think of golfing.  However, with tourism increasing yearly,  golfing is getting popular for tourists and locals alike.   There are currently 4 golf courses in the country, and most likely more to come in the future.  Below you will see information on all 4 golf courses, and we encourage you to golf all of them.

Nejapa Golf & Country Club

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Nejapa Golf & Country Club is located in the capital city, Managua.  The course is the oldest in the country and was built in 1940, near the sulfurous waters of Lake Nejapa.  17 years later, the course was moved to it's present site, over 172 acres.

This 18 hole golf course is one of the funnest in Nicaragua and a must try if you visit Managua.  There is a cool country club area on site with tennis courts, swimming pool, change rooms, restaurants, bars and more.  The course has a driving range as well.  A great way to spend the day in Managua.


Guacalito de La Isla

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This golf course is the newest in Nicaragua, and is located at the private beach community in Tola, called Guacalito de la Isla.  The resort and community is built by Nicaraguan billionaire, Carlos Pellas, and the golf course was designed and built by pro golfer, David McLay Kidd.

One of the most expensive courses in the country, it is an 18 hole course, with the last hole finishing on the beach.  After golf, we recommend hanging out at the beach bar and lounge.  The cost per person for 18 holes, cart and club rentals is around $125 - $150 USD.   This is a very fun course, and the course also has a driving range to warm up on. 

Website Link to Guacalito

Gran Pacifica

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Gran Pacifica is an 18 hole golf course, and is a Haugen designed course. The course is located just north of Montelimar on the Pacific Ocean.  On the fourth hole, you will be teeing off facing the ocean.  The course is located at a large community development, and has restaurants and a club house.

The course is only around an hour drive from Managua, and is a good day trip from the capital.  You can stay at the development by renting a house or condo, or even just a short drive south at the Barcelo all inclusive resort.

Website Link to Gran Pacifica

Hacienda Iguana

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Hacienda Iguana Golf & Beach Club is a residential beachfront community in Tola, right next to the new Costa Esmeralda Airport.  On site, there is a 9 hole golf course, and probably one of the least expensive in the country, ranging anywhere from $17 - $35 per person, depending on the time of the year.  

The course was designed by golf pro, Niel Oldenberg, and was opened in 2004.  On site there is a club house where you can rent clubs, carts, etc.  There is also a driving range by the community club house on the 5th hole and a pitch and putt practice hole by the condominiums.  After golfing, we recommend to check out the beach club where you can eat and drink.

Website Link to Iguanas

Let us know which golf courses you have played at in the comments below and which one do you think is the best?