No Regrets About Retiring to This Affordable Haven

After nine years of living in Nicaragua, Darrell and Amy Bushnell still feel it was a great choice for their retirement. The people are friendly and accepting, the cost of living is low, and a welcoming expat community provides a busy social life. Shortly after Amy’s...

Where to sight-see and sleep in Nicaragua

There are places where rivers flood the imagination. In the tropics, they arc across continents, they wind towards hearts of darkness, they arrive at the sea in mile-wide deltas of dazzling brightness. TS Eliot called them strong brown gods, overflowing into legend....

Nicaragua is the Newest Surf Mecca

Nicaragua is the Newest Surf Mecca This Central American country is now a hot spot for the rightreasons.     Not a lot of great stuff came out of Nicaragua’s bloody civil war. The Reagan administration got busted for funneling arms to the contras. The Clash...

Fabulous Coffee and 22 Beaches

I got to retire 11 years early by moving to Nicaragua. I can live on about $1,000 (or less) a month…and I’m not scrimping. In fact, I can enjoy more here than I could in the U.S. when I had a great salary. I eat out when I want…travel around the country…visit the U.S....

6 Reasons to Choose Nicaragua for your Wedding Destination

Getting married? Why not consider tying the knot in an exotic locale away from your hometown? Nicaragua’s got my vote and here are 6 great reasons why: 1. Do the Math You can’t ignore the low price tag of a destination wedding in Nicaragua.  Run the numbers and you’ll...

Things to do in Nicaragua

Destination Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya Described by the Spaniards as the gates of hell, the craters that comprise Volcán Masaya National Park are the most easily accessible active volcanoes in the country. There are two volcanoes, Masaya and Nindirí at the park,...

Nicaragua Beautiful & Affordable

Along Central America’s Pacific coast you’ll find rocky outcrops, world-class surf, and some of the most jaw-dropping views in the world. If it’s natural beauty you are after, Nicaragua is the jewel of this stretch of coast. Today’s Nicaragua is like a newborn...

Surfing in Nicaragua

After slipping under the travel radar due to decades of revolution, Nicaragua is back on the map – unfortunate news for those surfers who have long known about the country’s near constant offshore winds, low-80s water temps, and clean, world-class waves. The...

Things to do in San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is a small coastal town in Nicaragua that is a wonderful family vacation spot with tons of things to do with kids. We traveled to “SJDS”, as the locals call it, last summer for a week long vacation with another family. Having never been to Central...

Nicaragua to Countries to retire in 2015

BALTIMORE, MD – InternationalLiving.com’s new 2015 Global Retirement Index rates two Asian havens and three South and Central American destinations as the five countries in the world most affordable for expats. Of the top 25 retirement havens identified in...