The biggest mistake of our lives.
by Joseph B. Smith
Nicaragua definitely is not the place to visit or retire. Yes, Intur and land developers can show you albums of beautiful sunsets and coves but a still photo does not show the truth about a place. Only living in a place for a period of time will show its ugly side.
Nicaragua has a very ugly side once you leave the safety of walled gated communities or manicured tourist hotels. One possible reason is that Nicaragua is a completely different culture then you are accustom to in the States.
A person use to the middle class suburbs and bedroom communities will encounter a very filthy, noisy, anarchy a virtual hell on earth, but to a person from most of Latin America this is normal. The problem is you are from the U.S. and this is not the place for you. If we had this to do over we would NEVER come to Nicaragua again.