MANAGUA, Nicaragua, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nicaragua, the hot new travel destination in Central America, is launching its new U.S. Facebook page with a sweepstakes contest. Three lucky winners will each win a trip for two to this exciting "land of lakes and volcanoes." The launch of the Facebook page is part of Nicaragua's new $3 million tourism marketing campaign, which also includes a new Nicaragua Tourism U.S. website, www.visitnicaragua.us. Nicaragua has experienced a steady increase in U.S. travelers over the past couple of years and now is priming for future growth.
Visitors to www.facebook.com/visitnicaragua can enter the Nicaragua Ultimate Adventure Sweepstakes to win one of three amazing trips to experience all the unspoiled nature, beauty, culture, adventure and fun that Nicaragua offers tourists.
The first prize is the "Cities and Nature" trip, which includes touring the historic colonial city of Granada, zip-lining through the forest canopy, kayaking and hiking a volcano. The second prize, the "Pacific and Volcanoes" trip, offers a tour of the colonial city of Leon, exploring Masaya volcano, ash-boarding down Cerro Negro volcano, touring a cigar factory, horseback riding and surfing. The third prize, the "River Adventures" trip, is an exciting journey down the San Juan River, (the "Amazon of Central America"), visiting castle ruins, spotting jungle wildlife and fishing.
The Nicaragua Ultimate Adventure Sweepstakes contest runs from April 9 through May 23, 2012. Visitors can enter to win at www.facebook.com/visitnicaragua. The drawing for the first prize will be held on April 11, 2012; the drawing for the second prize on May 2, 2012; and the drawing for the third prize on May 23, 2012. www.facebook.com/visitnicaragua
Central America's intriguing new travel destination, Nicaragua offers visitors an authentic experience that puts them in touch with the country's vast natural beauty and warmth of its people. Travelers can enjoy ecotourism, adventure tourism and simply relaxation against a backdrop of dazzling colonial architecture; spectacular volcanoes, lakes and rainforest; and pristine beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Central America's largest country and the safest, Nicaragua beckons with a wide variety of travel options at affordable prices. www.visitnicaragua.us or www.facebook.com/visitnicaragua
SOURCE Nicaragua Tourism Board