Tourism in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua: Struggles over Land, Water, and Fish

Thomas LaVanchy, Matthew Taylor, Nikolai A Alvarado, Anna Sveinsdóttir, Mariel Aguilar-Støen

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This book interrogates the impact of tourism on local lives and environments along the southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Nicaragua has turned to tourism to earn needed foreign exchange and to provide jobs. The unplanned boom, however, has come with costs to local environments. Using an in-depth case study of the community of Gigante and nearby tourism developments, the chapters delve into the impact of recent unregulated booms in tourism on groundwater, household water security, local economies, culture, land ownership, and artisanal fisheries.
Original languageEnglish (US)
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-55632-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-55631-0
StatePublished - Nov 5 2020

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies
ISSN (Print)2366-763X


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