What is it about?
This article is about the inception and proliferation of surf tourism on Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. It weaves together data from the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR), online mainstream media sources, and surfing magazines, to tell the story of the development of the Emerald Coast, a historically overlooked periphery in southwestern Nicaragua that evolved into one of the country’s most high-profile and sought-after tourism destinations.
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Why is it important?
It helps to contextualize this phenomenon by highlighting the historical conditions that fostered an environment conducive to the development of a surf tourism industry in southwestern Nicaragua, starting in the late 1990s.
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This page is a summary of: Transnational Surfistas and the Development of Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast, The International Journal of the History of Sport, September 2021, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2021.1971975.
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