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15 Reasons Why Investors Are Buying Real Estate In Nicaragua

“Why did you buy real estate in Nicaragua?”

It’s a question we’ve been asking since 2002, when we first started working in the Nicaragua real estate sector.

In that time we’ve found that some people make the decision to buy based on hard logic and a calculator, while others connect with the country on an emotional level.

Some pick out one reason and tell us, “Yes that’s why I bought property,” while others build a broader investment case.  Some have deeply personal stories that drive them to seek out something new; others buy for more objective reasons.

But despite all the different personalities and backstories, over the years we’ve noticed the same set of reasons and the same underlying concepts appear again and again.

So we decided to set them out in this short video.

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San Juan del Sur Loves Volleyball

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Did you know that Bring It Promotions Volleyball Agency has hosted over 30 college and club volleyball teams from the United States in Nicaragua?  And did you know that all 30 have come to San Juan del Sur?

That’s right, since 2007 teams from all over the US have taken on the Nicaragua national and junior teams right here in San Juan del Sur’s Parque Deportivo.

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An Update on the Casa Llanta Fund

Casa Llanta FundSince 2007 our community outreach has evolved from the distribution of school and sports supplies to a multi-front education-centered foundation called the Casa Llanta Fund.  We’ve always taken a grass roots approach to problem solving real life issues that exist in our community and we’ve grown with the needs of our neighbors.  

So what exactly does the Casa Llanta Fund do and where does the money go? Here’s a status update on our key initiatives:

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What’s it like to live and invest in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua?

Good question.

We’re going to answer it by interviewing local businesses owners, residents and retirees.  They’ll show you first hand what life is like in Nicaragua.

We made a short video that tells you our plans for 2015.  It’s about 1 minute long.  Take a look:

P.S – We’re getting new listings every week on the San Juan Live Real Estate Marketplace. You can see them here.

P.P.S – Are you trying to sell your property and feeling stuck?  If so, we can help.  Have a look at our Sellers Learning Center or drop us a line and we’ll get you back on track.

A Jewel on the Emerald Coast

view of wavesYou can’t put a price on the sound of the waves.

But that’s exactly what you get when you stay at Aqua Wellness Resort.  It’s just part of the experience when you book one of their treetop villas set above a lovely white-sand beach in a secluded bay.  

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A History of San Juan Del Sur

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Sure, San Juan del Sur is a surf-orientated region with beautiful beaches and landscapes. But did you know that San Juan del Sur also has a rich history with roots stretching back to the 16th century when Spanish conquistadors made use of the protected anchorage?

Then in the mid-1800 San Juan del Sur’s days were filled with gold prospectors eager to travel to California to seek their fortune.  A little later, waves of foreigners arrived to work with the Central and South American Telegraph that laid a submarine system of cables.   And in the early 1990’s San Juan del Sur’s train station was built connecting the town by rail to San Jorge, Managua and Granada. [Read more…]

Things That Could Happen to You in San Juan del Sur

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Definitely Won’t Happen

You’ll leave town without drinking the surfing kool-aid.

We’re going to let you in on a little secret.  Most people living in San Juan del Sur don’t surf.  But if you’re a traveler on holiday, chances are that you’ll at least give it a go one day. The beautiful beaches, warm waves and laid back surf culture are inviting.  Some might even call it irresistible.  (And even if you never get in the water, you can still follow the surfers guide to a blissful vacation in San Juan del Sur.  In fact we recommend it.)

Probably Won’t Happen

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7 Mouth Watering Delights in San Juan del Sur

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01 Super Frutto Gelateria

It’s difficult to beat Italian ice-cream on a hot sunny day in San Juan del Sur.  Super Frutto serves up dozens of seasonal flavors all made in-house with fresh natural ingredients. Cup or waffle cone, mix and match, pick your topping.

02 Red Velvet Cupcakes at Gato Negro

The queen of all cupcakes has made its way to San Juan del Sur.  We heard it first directly from the mouth of owner/visionary Kelly at Gato Negro. Romantic red cake sponge with chocolate chips and homemade cream cheese frosting.  And for you chocoholics and coffee lovers, it’s worth noting that their Expresso Fudge Brownie combines four types of chocolate with lots of expresso.

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The San Juan Live Real Estate Marketplace is Live

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We just opened up registration for the San Juan Live Real Estate Marketplace…we’re officially live now with the first set of properties for sale.

Here’s the link.

The Real Estate Marketplace is a customized listing service that connects Buyers looking for property in the San Juan del Sur region directly with Sellers who have listed their property for sale.

We’ve been working over a year on this and we’re really excited about it because it is going to completely change the way you can buy and sell property in Nicaragua.

Many of you have asked for this, so take a look.  We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Best Selfie Spots in San Juan del Sur

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Photo Credit : Keith Harper

Vibrant sunset over the ocean. Click. Perfectly shaped rolling waves. Click.  Lush exotic jungle. Click. Brightly colored colonial buildings. Click.

No question, San Juan del Sur is photogenic.  So whether you’re after an awesome selfie to make your friends jealous, or just a picture to capture the memory of your adventure in Nicaragua, here are a few of our favorite photo spots.

1. A Birds-eye View from the Jesus Statue

This is the best opportunity for a 360 degree of San Juan del Sur.  Standing almost 80 feet tall (24 meters), it’s the one of the tallest 10 Jesus statues on the planet.  And it’s perfectly positioned atop the rocky ledge of Pacific Marlin.  Believe it or not, it’s only a 45 minute walk from town. Visiting hours are 8am – 5pm and the entrance fee is $1 for Nationals and $2 for tourists. The photo of yourself and your friends towering above Nicaragua’s most picturesque bay…priceless.

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