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Coffee Crisis Tourism in Northern Nicaragua
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This article was written by Green Nica’s Tracy Johnson and originally published by Sustainability Leaders.    While the world was gripped by the fear of a possible Y2K catastrophe, the turn of the millennium would mark a much graver problem for the farmers of northern Nicaragua. The year 2000 saw the beginning of a coffee […]

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matagalpa tours nicaragua
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  As international tourists flock to the southern half of Nicaragua, the culturally – and agriculturally – rich north still remains largely off the tourism radar. But for the last eight years, Matagalpa Tours has been helping to change that, offering a variety of things to do in northern Nicaragua. As the first tour operator […]

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Matagalpa Northern Nicaragua
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    The first thing I noticed was the air. As the big yellow school bus that serves as public transportation chugged its way north, the dust cleared and the stinging in my nostrils stopped. I inhaled a lungful of fresh mountain air. That was when the love affair began. A look out the window […]

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Communidad Connect blends volunteer work with leisure travel in Nicaragua to change the lives of people all over the country.   Voluntourism, the combination of volunteer work and leisure travel, is a popular way to volunteer in Nicaragua and one of the fastest growing niches in the travel industry. It is also one of the most […]

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Parrot Resort
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Can a large-scale resort truly go green???   Small eco-lodges, eco-villas and nature retreats are nothing new, with more popping up everyday. But, is it possible to apply a holistic sustainability approach to a large-scale 4-star resort? Gerardus Dirks, CEO of Parrot Resorts Management Group in Granada, Nicaragua thinks so. The Green Revolution is here, […]

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Where to Go in Nicaragua
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Why visit Nicaragua? Simple answer: Because it has everything. The list of things to do and where to go in Nicaragua is endless; “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” doesn’t begin to describe what the country has to offer. Unfortunately, ‘The Land of Lakes, Volcanoes, Beaches, Islands, Colonial Cities, Rainforests and Smiling Faces” doesn’t have […]

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San Juan del Sur Beach
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  Twenty years ago, San Juan del Sur was just another tiny fishing village on Nicaragua’s southwest coast. But, as is often the case, it was eventually discovered by international surfers chasing unknown breaks and less crowded beaches and, well, the rest is history. Ask a local and they’ll tell you that as recently as […]

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Responsible Travel Tips
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  I’ve spent almost a decade living and traveling all over the world. And, I would be lying if I said that it was all done responsibly. The fact is, it was only after years of working in tourism destinations and seeing firsthand the destructive power tourism can have that I had my wake-up call. […]

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