Nicaragua Retirement and Relocation Tours

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Meet experts and expats. Explore places no tourist will go. Make professional contacts and friends.

Get first hand information about residency, rentals, driving, language schools, volunteering, grocery shopping, hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, hairdressers, and all the other daily life things that are so familiar at home, yet so new in a foreign country.

And best of all... get a feel for this beautiful country. Let your head and your heart decide together if retiring in Nicaragua is right for you.

You are not ready to retire, and simply want to explore Nicaragua as a potential country to live in? No problem at all. Our tours are ideal for you, too. In fact, some of the expats you'll meet are anything but retired!

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Itinerary
Tour Dates
Your Tour Guides
Price
Contact & Booking Information
Video Testimonials
What You Need to Know

Nicaragua Retirement and Relocation Tours by RetirePedia.com

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Nicaragua Retirement Tours: Itinerary

Arrival in Managua (Thursday)

We pick you up at the airport and transfer you safely to your hotel in Managua.*

*If you wish to arrive one or more days earlier, please let us know. We'll arrange pick up and additional nights at the hotel. One night at the Managua hotel is included in the tour price; additional nights would be at your own expense.

Day 1: Managua (Friday)

  • 8:30 am: Group meets in conference room to discuss Tour Agenda (have breakfast before the meeting please!).
  • Visit to local market 
  • Visit to "Loma de Tiscapa," a historical park and museum with a fantastic view over Managua
  • Lunch at a restaurant with typical Nicaraguan food
  • Meeting with an attorney to discuss the residency process and any other legal questions you may have
  • In the afternoon, we visit the Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas, the country's best and most modern hospital.
  • Bus drive to the nature reserve Laguna de Apoyo, where we'll have dinner and stay overnight.

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Day 2: Laguna de Apoyo and San Juan del Sur (Saturday)

  • We spend the morning hours at Laguna de Apoyo (bring your swim suit!)
  • On our way to San Juan del Sur, we stop by the "Mirador de Catarina" to enjoy a breathtaking view over the laguna; shopping opportunity for arts & crafts.
  • Lunch at a nearby restaurant
  • Bus drive to San Juan del Sur (1.5 to 2 hours)
  • Check into a hotel at Playa el Coco, one of the beautiful beaches close to town 
  • Dinner at a restaurant on the beach; enjoy the sunset with a freshly made fruit juice or cool "cerveza" in hand

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Day 3: San Juan del Sur (Sunday)

  • Enjoy a relaxed morning at Playa el Coco
  • We head to San Juan del Sur to explore the town and have lunch
  • After lunch, we meet with an expert about the property market in San Juan del Sur; you'll get answers about long term rentals and how buying a property in Nicaragua works.
  • Bus drive to Granada (1.5 to 2 hours)
  • Check in at our hotel in Granada
  • We'll stroll down Granada's popular "La Calzada" street with its many restaurants and bars
  • Dinner 

Day 4: Granada (Monday)

  • 8:30 am: We leave for a guided tour to see some of Granada's beautifully restored colonial houses.
  • Meeting with an expert about the property market in Granada; discuss whether it's best to rent or buy a home in Granada.
  • Lunch
  • After lunch, you'll get to explore the biggest freshwater lake in Central America and its many tiny islands on a relaxing boat tour.
  • Dinner with expats who live in the Granada area

Day 5: Matagalpa (Tuesday)

  • 7:00 am: After an early breakfast, our bus leaves for Matagalpa (3 hours drive).
  • Check in at our hotel in Matagalpa
  • Trip to "Cascada Blanca," a majestic waterfall in a lush garden setting; you can even walk behind the waterfall and enjoy its refreshing drizzle.
  • Lunch at the eco lodge "Cascada Blanca," famous for its delicious Italian pasta
  • Free afternoon in Matagalpa; wander around in the city center and explore its shopping opportunities, parks and restaurants.
  • Dinner with expats who live in the Matagalpa area

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Day 6: Back to Managua (Wednesday)

  • 8:00 am: Big farewell breakfast in our hotel in Matagalpa
  • Discuss any further questions you have about relocating to Nicaragua
  • Bus drive to Managua (2.5 hours), drop off at the Managua airport

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IMPORTANT: If your flight back home leaves before 4 pm on Friday, you'll have to stay another night in Managua. There's a Best Western Hotel at the airport, just across the street. We are happy to make the booking for you (cost not included in the tour price).

Nicaragua Retirement Tours - Tour Dates

2017

  • February 1st to 7th 
  • May 18th to 24th
  • July 20th to 26th
  • September 21st to 27th
  • December 7th to 13th

Spaces are limited to 10 people per tour. Contact us now to reserve your spot.

Your Tour Guides

Nicaragua Retirement & Relocation Tours: Your Tour Guides

A Nicaragua native and passionate conservationist, Erico has years of experience working as a park ranger and tourist guide in Masaya National park. While working as an environmental educator for the ministry of education, he gave presentations and demonstrations on schools to create awareness for deforestation and the importance of conservation. Erico has assisted on a number of nature documentaries and has been a course instructor on several occasions.

Originally from the Netherlands, Ruth first came to Nicaragua in 2010 to learn Spanish and to work as a volunteer in hospitality services. Soon after her arrival, she fell in love with the country and decided to stick around. Since then, she has worked as a translator and assistant on several social and ecological projects. Ruth is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch. In the past, she has worked as primary school teacher, camp counselor and junior hotel manager. 

Together they founded "Tours Mas Por Menos," where they offer a unique vacation experience with their fully customized tours. 

Margit (or Maggie) is the owner of RetirePedia.com. As a Geographer she loves exploring new countries and cultures. Originally from Germany, she lived 3.5 years in Ireland before moving to Nicaragua in 2010. She came to Nicaragua with her daughter, two suit cases and not a single word of Spanish. She knows first hand what it means to move to a country so foreign to your own. She'd love to pass on her knowledge and help you make retiring in Nicaragua a smooth adventure!

Nicaragua Retirement Tour: Price

The Nicaragua Retirement Tour is an ALL-INCLUSIVE* tour. The low fee of $1,600 USD per person or $2,800 per couple staying in the same room, includes all ground transportation, all meals, all hotels and all entrance or local tour fees.

Coming on a tour with us is the best way to experience what life would “really” be like if you lived or retired in Nicaragua – in the city, on the beach, or in the mountains.

You can sit back, relax and enjoy Nicaragua's scenery without the hassles of renting a car and driving in a foreign country.

Nicaragua Retirement Tours - Contact Us

Maggie, owner of RetirePedia.com

Call me at (+1) 727-266-5827 or fill in the form below to reserve your spot or if you have any questions about the tour. Credit cards or electronic checks* are accepted (*U.S. customers only).

A $500 deposit per person is required at the time you book; the remainder is due 15 days before the tour. 

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Video Testimonials

Listen to what these two tour guests have to say about their Nicaragua experience. Julie and Louise were with us during the February 2017 tour. We shot the video at the end of the tour, in Matagalpa.


Joanie Nelson came on tour with us in May 2017. She had a fabulous time, as you'll hear in her short testimonial. Joanie added a few days to the tour schedule to visit the active Masaya volcano (among other places). You can see the volcano in the background of the video, across Lake Masaya. 

Nicaragua Retirement Tours - What You Need to Know

Included: 

  • Accommodation for 6 nights 
  • Tour as outlined on the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guides
  • All ground transportation with driver
  • 3 meals a day
  • Entrance fees and local tour fees
  • Meetings with lawyer, property experts and expats
  • Free copy of my eBook "Planning to Retire Overseas: Is Nicaragua Your Best Choice?"

*Not Included: International airfare, alcoholic beverages, excess baggage charges, hotel room upgrades, extras in hotels (laundry, telephone calls, room service). Should you decide to change your flights, you will be responsible for the change fees and you will need to contact a travel agent or the airline to make the changes. 

Refunds: If you cancel 30 days prior to the tour, we will issue a full refund.  If you cancel later than that, we cannot give you any refunds. Accommodation and most meals are booked and paid for prior to the tour. We can’t get a refund if there is a cancellation, so we won't be able to give you one. 

Change Tour Date:  We can accommodate a change to a different tour date without extra charge if you let us know at least 30 days before your tour.  

Baggage Restrictions: You will be limited to one carry on bag and one small personal bag per person - NO EXCEPTIONS. There will be laundry facilities at many of the places we will be staying. Remember that you'll be responsible for getting your luggage on and off the bus and carrying it into hotels. Pack light!

Recommendation: Plan to stay an extra week so you can do some exploring on your own. If you plan in advance to stay an extra 3-7 days you won’t need to change your flight!

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