Nicaragua: The Touristic Potential of Rivas

The coast of the department of Rivas harbours not only beaches, but also thermal springs, forests and lagoons, but there is no infrastructure to take advantage of this touristic potential.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The plan by a group of tourist entrepreneurs in the area is to develop, with the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism, a medium and long term plan to turn the area into a pole for tourism development. Two hours from Liberia's international airport in Costa Rica, the coastal strip of the municipalities of Buenos Aires, San Jorge, Rivas and Cárdenas is considered by the private sector as a "tourist treasure". 

See also: "Nicaragua: Numbers of the Tourism Sector in 2016"

According to Martín Rodríguez, who for more than a decade served as delegate at the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) in the department of Rivas , "... in the future, all of this area could become a tourist corridor with a road that borders the Cocibolca and connects to Costa Rica, through the community of Colón, to facilitate the flow of tourists.' In all of this strip there is a lack of tourist infrastructure and services, such as accommodation and restaurants, and the most developed area is the San Jorge spa, which is the gateway to Isla de Ometepe and then El Menco and the area of the urban center of Cárdenas'."

See also: "$40 million Residential Development Announced"

Edwin Ruiz Fuentes, owner of a tour operation business in Rivas, Macuá Tours, told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... this extensive coastal strip provides all the conditions for the orderly development of tourism on freshwater beaches and there are tourists who have shown interest in exploring the area. It would be a tourist route of interest for visitors and has the necessary features for investing in eco-resorts on freshwater beaches, because you can walk on trails, appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna, offering bird watching."

Do you need more information about your business sector?

Request more information:








this site is protected by reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy and terms of service.
Need assistance? Contact us
(506) 4001-6423


More on this topic

More Tour Operators in Nicaragua

October 2017

Between 2010 and 2016, the number of tourism companies grew by 47%, and in the same period, the number of transport companies and travel operators increased by 320% and 160%, respectively.

In 2010 the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute counted 62 businesses dedicated to providing travel organization services, and last year, this figure reached 161, thanks to the growth experienced in tourism in the country. 

Costa Rica's Inexhaustible Tourism Potential

May 2017

The world market 's hunger for the diversity on offer in Costa Rica augurs a demand that must be matched by greater investment in road infrastructure.

Although local prices are above those paid by tourists in neighboring countries, Costa Rica continues to grow in terms of visitor reception, which in 2016 was about 3 million people. "The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) confirmed that the country recorded the arrival of 2.9 million foreign visitors in 2016, which is a record number of international arrivals at the national level.

How to Attract More European Tourists

April 2017

The average european tourist plans trips less than a year in advance and searches and books tour packages via the internet, without using intermediaries.

A study by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute to identify best prospects found that "...

Nicaragua: Untapped Tourism Potential

July 2016

The union of private companies is preparing a plan for promoting tourism development in San Juan del Sur and Tola, where more than $130 million has already been invested.

The area of San Juan del Sur and Tola, Rivas, has all the characteristics needed to become a tourist destination, but basic infrastructure in the area needs to be improved along with conditions to attract more foreign investment.

 close (x)

Receive more news about Tourism

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones


Coffee Farm,20 ocean view lots, waterfalls, $100,000 profit

Has everything. Ocean views, waterfalls, 20 titled building sites, profits, end of the road privacy but close to everything. Less than an hour to shopping, medical services, beaches, airport.
Spring and summer all year, in the 70s – 80s, fresh...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
-5.60%
S&P 500
-5.10%
Nasdaq
-5.64%

Commodities

(Sep 18)
Brent Crude Oil
43.68
Coffee "C"
115.8
Gold
1,948
Silver
27.025