Nestled between Costa Rica and Honduras is Nicaragua, smaller in size than the state of New York but with vast ecological and geographical treasures. Therefore it only makes sense that the country is looking to become the next must-see eco-tourism destination and it is looking to Hollywood and reality TV to help it.
Nicaragua is home to Central America’s largest rain and cloud forest reserve, Bosawas, with an average temperature of 82 degrees. In addition, the Central American Volcanic Arc runs through the spine of the country with 28 volcanoes. The country is also host to the largest fresh water lake and the 12th largest lake in the world, Lake Nicaragua. It is also the only home to fresh water sharks. With an abundance of trees and rainforests Nicaragua is home to the beautiful Toucan, along with 698 other species of birds.
Taking a major step in showcasing its appeal, Nicaragua allowed CBS’s “Survivor” to film its 21st season in the southern beach town of San Juan del Sur. Come September 15th, Nicaragua will be center stage.
Birds chirping, waves crashing, and many places to sneak off too have made Nicaragua the perfect place to host Survivor. The reality television game show isolates its contestants in the wilderness where they compete in challenges to win things like food, calls to/from home, and immunity from being voted off the show. Beginning with 16-20 strangers divided into 2 teams the point of Survivor is to be the last person remaining on the island, as the contestants vote one person off each week. Scheming, lying, and often-romantic encounters are all part of the game and this season, Nicaragua’s natural beauty will be the backdrop.
To promote the show and Nicaragua CBS is offering up a Nicaraguan getaway to one lucky winner.