SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua—Palermo Hotel & Resort, comprising 50 luxury 2-bedroom villas overlooks the bay of San Juan del Sur, a fishing village on Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast. Perfect for short or long-term stays, the fully-equipped villas provide contemporary U.S. amenities in a casual, stylish environment. The resort’s Casa Club features a creative restaurant, bar and lounge overlooking the pool and beyond to the Pacific. A French chef prepares food from local ingredients and fish straight from the nets of local fishermen in the village of San Juan del Sur. The small town offers dining and shopping as well as some of the best surfing beaches in Nicaragua. The area is close to many of the country’s volcanoes for sightseeing and hiking; other activities include canopy tours, horseback riding and excursions to Lake Nicaragua and the colonial city of Granada. Villas de Palermo is easily reached by Continental, TACA or American to Managua with arranged transfers.