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.
was back in 1994. A lot
has changed since then, certainly my view about this often
Your amazing adventure awaits! Relax and enjoy Nicaragua on one of our guided tours... we take care of everything for you. Research can only get you that far. At some point, you need to get your feet on the ground.
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Worried about the news you heard about the unrests in Nicaragua, which started in April 2018? Read about the events from my point of view, as an expat living through the crisis here.
Planning to Retire Overseas: Is Nicaragua Your Best Choice? is your digital guide to explore Nicaragua from the comfort of your home.
It's the result of 7+ 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.
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 [...]
you retire on
US$1,300 or less in Nicaragua? What's the cost for rent, utilities,
food, driving a
car, household help etc.? Read on to find out [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
my assessment of the safety situation in Nicaragua, and
why I believe it's better than its reputation. Includes my personal experience with the crisis that started in April 2018 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Nicaragua people make you feel welcome. The most compelling
aspect of Nicaraguan culture? There's always time
for a chat and a
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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
above you shrink as the canyon walls are closing in. Then sample
oven-fresh rosquillas in one of the famous bakeries [...]
Come on tour with us, at least virtually! Oh, the places we'll go: from bustling markets to magic crater lakes, breathtaking views, empty beaches, colonial cities and cool mountain areas. [Come and see for yourself.]
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 [...]
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 ProNicaragua.org.