Nicaragua: Southern Nicaragua
The ultimate crème de la crème of surf resorts in Nicaragua. Enjoy luxury hospitality and world-class breaks along the emerald coastline of Mukul Resort.
Mukul is closer than you think. International flights to Nicaragua land at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua, the nation’s capital, and are short two- to three-hour jaunts from major transportation hubs like Miami, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta. Easy flights are also available from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and Dallas.
After landing, Mukul is only a 20-minute flight from the Managua International Airport. Flights land at our Costa Esmeralda Airport and guests are met and then driven 15 minutes to Mukul. Alternatetively, the resort is a scenic 120-minute car ride away from the airport. Our staff will arrange for your personal resort butler to greet you at the airplane, to assist with luggage and customs paperwork, and either assit with catching your domestic flight or driving you to Mukul via luxury coach (and back to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport at the conclusion of your stay). Private helicopter commutes from airport to resort are also available – getting you to Mukul in a brisk 25 minutes while soaring over the Emerald Coast’s dynamic landscape.
Exploring Nicaragua Beyond Boundaries
Explore the pristine jungles, admire the rising cliffs, visit the charming fishing villages and enjoy Mukul’s Emerald Coast, a blossoming area quickly becoming known around the world as The Destination of the Future.
During your stay, take a short flight to Cerro Negro Volcano, where you can speed down the summit on an “ash board.” Or travel by seaplane to the remote Solentiname Islands in Lake Nicaragua to see distinctive native art. While you explore, you can visit the artistic community and admire primitive oil painting and woodcarvings.
An excursion to the Spanish colonial city of Granada might include a private tour of the Pellas family’s historic home, restricted solely to Mukul guests, and a visit to the studio of a ceramicist who uses clay from the Masaya Volcano to create beautiful art. Allow Mukul to be your guide through this stunning land of Lakes and Volcanoes.
Not far from the gates of Mukul lies the small, picturesque fishing village of Gigante. The perfect sandy beaches here attract surfers and travelers, both local and from abroad. A collection of eclectic bars and restaurants has sprung up to serve these guests – relaxed, rustic, and perfect for mingling and just chilling out. An easygoing vibe permeates everything about the place.
A visit to Gigante will prove to be rustic and local authentically – great for walking, swimming, fishing, sightseeing or spending time on the ocean to discover hidden bays and coves.
Travel back in time to a city bursting with glorious colonial architecture and historical splendor. The city is Granada – founded in 1524 by Spanish Conquistador Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Granada is the oldest city on the American continent.
Situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua and skirted on the south by the cloud-covered peak of Mombacho Volcano, Granada is a must-see destination while visiting Mukul.
The Granada excursion is a true prize among world-travel experiences and should be a lock for your Mukul itinerary.
Glide rapidly down the black sands of a steep volcano. If that sounds a bit extreme, it’s because it is. It’s Ash Boarding, the new extreme sport which allows visitors to descend the volcanic ash of Cerro Negro strapped onto a board. And, if that’s too crazy, you can run and bound down the side for an amazing adventure on foot.
This great experience starts by leaving Mukul in the morning via helicopter, flying over ocean and lush jungles until arriving at Cerro Negro Volcano. This young volcano only stands about 500 meters high and a hike to the top (about one hour) rewards adventurers with a stunning, unobstructed 360-degree view of the landscape. To your left is a steaming active crater, while the other side features a steep, vegetation-free sand hill that provides a great surface for running downhill. This thrilling experience takes less than ten minutes top to bottom, but less athletic hikers can walk it more slowly. Alternatively, experienced snow- or sand-boarders can use a wooden board to zoom downhill, much like snowboarding. A short training session is provided by an experienced bilingual guide. Then, suit up in protective equipment (supplied for safe descent) and get ready for the descent of your life.