NY Times on High-End Tourism
An interesting article titled A Delicate Balance | Nicaragua talks about Nicaragua's promotion of high-end tourism. Whether or not it will succeed we don't yet know but there is certainly more going on than I had realized.
At the end of the aritcle there is a list of high-end hotel options in the SJdS area and a list of restaurant options. While lots of NL members have said great things about Kelly Ann Thomas' El Gato Negro, it makes it look like there is a business opportunity in the area to cater to tourists who are paying 500/night for a hotel room.
They’re coming — if the Nicaraguan government has its way. In the past couple of years, the country has been making a huge push to remedy its gigantic public image problem (memories of a brutal civil war in the ’80s have been difficult to erase) in service of convincing travelers from the United States and abroad that it’s not so different from Costa Rica, its tourism-magnet neighbor to the south.