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Nicaragua Mukul Resort

Unforgettable adventures from coast to countryside in off the grid destinations

Summer is fast approaching and thoughts are turning to family holiday plans. We have put together a list of the hottest destinations that offer unforgettable experiences and a lifetime of magical memories.

Family Getaways: Nicaragua, Galapagos, Iceland, Havana, Ireland, The Azores & Fiji

Summer is fast approaching and thoughts are turning to family holiday plans. We have put together a list of the hottest destinations that offer unforgettable experiences and a lifetime of magical memories. Whether you’re dreaming of a tropical paradise, a unique city getaway or the ultimate adventure in the great outdoors, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Nicaragua

When people think about visiting Central America, Costa Rica and Peru usually spring to mind. Often missed but entirely underrated is Nicaragua, an unexpected but increasingly popular gem for families. This enchantingcountry is one of the safest countries in Central America and offers an exotic combination of fascinating culture, undeveloped beaches and awe-inspiring natural wonders.

The Galapagos
The Galapagos

In the southwest is Granada, the oldest city on the continent. Founded during the Spanish conquest, this utterly charming lakeside city is filled with rainbow-coloured colonial architecture, cobbled streets and horse-drawn carriages. Surprisingly, there are plenty of hip hotels and restaurants including Hotel Plaza Colonand The Garden Café.At the nearby Mombacho Volcano, you can zipline through the cloud forest, spotting sloths and howler monkeys along the way. Exploring the Las Isletas, an archipelago of 300 tiny islands, on Lake Nicaragua is a must. Jicara Lodge is divine.

On the Pacific Coast, there’s endless beaches and the surfer town of San Juan del Sur. On La Flor beach, you can help release Olive Ridley turtles between July and January. The Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa is fabulous and has a kids club.

Other destinations covered are The Galapagos, Iceland, Havana, Ireland, The Azores & Fiji.

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© This article was first published in June-July 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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