But there is a conundrum. With the sea such a vibrant blue, why is this immaculate stretch of Nicaraguan shoreline celebrated as the Emerald Coast?
Well, the greens are certainly emerald, you think to yourself as you pause at the eighteen hole on the Guacalito Golf Course, to watch the sea rolling onto the white beach. And there is a profusion of emerald greens in the lush trees and bushes of the surrounding rainforest. Greens punctuated by vibrant flashes of electric colour as exotically-dressed birds, like toucans, dart to and fro.
And the countryside stretches out like an emerald carpet beneath your feet, as you soar on your helicopter excursion to the foot of the San Cristóbal Volcano. At the Mukul Resort you will discover why it’s called the Emerald Coast.
Mukul Resort, at a glance
- Essential part of a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Nicaragua
- Luxurious resort hotel with upmarket suites available in the main residence, 12 ocean view or beach villas and 23 bohios
- Bohios are houses scattered throughout the rainforest, with stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces and plunge pools
- Villas have his and hers en suite vanity rooms overlooking the gardens or sea
For leisure and pleasure
- Excellent swimming pool
- Spa with Secret Garden, Rain Forest, Crystal Temple, Hammam, Casita Makul and Healing Hut treatment areas
- Superb golf course nearby
- Nature tours with Aventura Rangers
- Snorkelling and scuba diving
- Boat trips to Anciana Island
- Beach hopping to Tamarind Beach and Marine Dock
- Surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking
- Helicopter tours to the rum distillery
- Local community visits