Retire in Nicaragua

Retire in Nicaragua? Nothing could have been further from my mind during my first encounter with this country. On a holiday trip to Costa Rica, we went on a jungle tour by boat. The river crossed over into Nicaraguan territory. I will never forget the fierce looking soldiers with guns over their shoulders, guarding the border station where we had to get off the boat and present our passports.

This was back in 1994. A lot has changed since then, certainly my view about this often misunderstood country.

Just Released: Retire in Nicaragua Guide

Retire Overseas in Nicaragua eBook

Planning to Retire Overseas: Is Nicaragua Your Best Choice? is our brand new guide.

It's the result of 5+ years living in this beautiful country, of experiencing everything it has to offer, the good and the bad. 

It's your dream-to-reality road map if you consider retiring in Nicaragua.

Read more about it here.

Weather in Nicaragua

The Nicaragua climate is divided into a dry season ("summer") and rainy season ("winter"). Unlike in other tropical countries, there are two months with almost no rain at all, at least in the area around Managua [...]

Retire in Nicaragua. Beautiful beach along the Pacific coast.The photo shows one of the wide sandy beaches along Nicaragua's Northern Pacific coast.

Cost of Living

Can you retire on US$1,200 or less in Nicaragua? What's the cost for rent, utilities, food, driving a car, household help etc.? Read on to find out [...]

Internet & Infrastructure

What's the best way of traveling within the country? How good are the roads? Can I get high-speed Internet access? These are all questions you should ask and get answered before you decide about moving to Nicaragua [...]

Education & Schools

Due to low educational spending, many state schools in Nicaragua are run down and suffer even the basic resources. If you retire in Nicaragua with kids, you'll find our comparison of the most respected international schools helpful [...]

Safety in Nicaragua

Read our assessment of the safety situation in Nicaragua, and why we believe it's better than its reputation [...]

Nicaragua Homes & Real Estate

Whether you want to rent or buy in Nicaragua, the best method to find a place is by word-of-mouth. Due to the country's recent history, you need to be extra careful when purchasing [...]

Visa & Special Benefits

If you seriously consider to retire in Nicaragua, these tips about the Nicaragua visa and pensionado program are essential [...]


In case you were worried that you wouldn't find adequate healthcare in Nicaragua, you'll be in for a nice surprise. Medical facilities in Managua and other big cities are top notch, and doctors even share their private phone numbers for emergencies [...]

People, Culture & Entertainment

Nicaragua people make you feel welcome. The most compelling aspect of Nicaraguan culture? There's always time for a chat and a smile [...]

Nicaragua Retirement Tours

Read our exclusive interview with Tanya Hartill, the founder of NicaTour Group. Due to health reasons, Tanya had to put her tour business on hold. However, her insights into the country are still worth a read [...]

Tourist Attractions: Somoto Canyon & Rosquillas

Come with us on this fun 2 day trip to Somoto. Float down the cool waters in an old truck tire and watch the stripe of blue sky above you shrink as the canyon walls are closing in. Then sample oven-fresh rosquillas in one of the famous bakeries [...]

Retirement Reading Room: Nicaragua

Nothing is more inspiring than the stories of real people who made the jump and experience the ups and downs of living in Nicaragua. Read other expats' stories or share your own [...]

Nicaragua, A Breathtaking Experience

Enjoy places like Granada, San Juan del Sur, Mombacho, Momotombo, Cerro Negro, Masaya, the San Juan River and more in this professional and beautifully done video by

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