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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Video transcript

Coming soon…

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.

Things That Could Happen to You in San Juan del Sur

Pos Prob

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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The San Juan Live Real Estate Marketplace is Live


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.

Announcing: 2 Content-Packed Real Estate Learning Centers

Buyer’s Learning Center

buyers-learning-center-originalJust a quick heads up to tell you about about the new Buyer’s Learning Center that we’ve put together.  If you’re interested in the Nicaragua real estate market you should take a look because you’ll find answers to the biggest questions about buying property here.

Click here for the Buyer’s Learning Center.

Seller’s Learning Center

sellers-learning-center-originalWe also have materials, checklists and step by step guidance for sellers – starting with the free report, “How to Sell Your Nicaragua Property Quickly.”  So if you have property to sell in Nicaragua, head to the Seller’s Learning Center.

Click here for the Sellers Learning Center.

If you’re looking to call San Juan del Sur home, exploring your retirement options or seeking out an investment property, we’ve got you covered. The San Juan Live Real Estate Marketplace puts you directly in contact with sellers who have listed their property for sale.

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Best of San Juan del Sur: Results of the Readers Poll

We’ve just wrapped up our first readers poll on San Juan del Sur.

The goal? To find out find out what folks think are the best places to eat, drink and have some fun in San Juan del Sur.

Nearly 100 people responded and the results are pretty interesting!

So interesting in fact that we compiled them into a shareable infographic which you can check out below.

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Subscriber Giveaway: The San Juan Live Deal Directory


We all love getting a deal.

But not any old deal.

What we really want is an awesome deal on a quality product.

Awesome deals on quality products

We’ve just compiled our first Deal Directory and it’s full of them.

We’re not just excited about the deals but who the deals are from

If you’ve read The Insider Guide you’ll know that we want to do our bit to help put San Juan del Sur on the map. That’s not only because spending locally helps strengthen the local economy and community, but because it also gives you a more direct and authentic experience of this sunny corner of the world.

Flip open the Deal Directory and you’ll find deals on local hotels, restaurants, Spanish lessons, spa services, canopy tours, fishing tips, surf rentals and more… The deals are from great local businesses run by local residents passionate about providing the best products and services.

A free gift to our subscribers

The Deal Directory is a free gift to our subscribers and our way of saying thank you for your support and for taking the time to read San Juan Live. We hope you’ll stick around, because there’s much more coming in 2015.

So if you’re a subscriber, look for an email next week with a link to download the Deal Directory.

Not a subscriber?

How about signing up for email updates as well? C’mon, you know you want a good deal on the best places to eat, drink and have fun in San Juan del Sur.

Just click on this link and add your email.

That’s it, once you’ve added your email, BAM, you’re subscribed. You’ll receive the Deal Directory and also get weekly updates about San Juan del Sur.

Black Friday Sale on Insider Guide to San Juan del Sur

BLACK FRIDAYIn the spirit of the holidays, we’re discounting the price of the Insider Guide by 40% for 10 days only, starting today. If a trip to Nicaragua is in your future travel plans, now is the time to get the guidebook on San Juan del Sur.

While other Nicaragua guidebooks only have a handful of pages on San Juan del Sur, every page of The Insider Guide showcases experiences that only San Juan del Sur can deliver.

The book is dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism by highlighting locally owned small-scale businesses and products made by social enterprises and co-operatives that have a social mission. And for every book sold on San Juan Live we’ll make a $1 donation to Comunidad Connect, a non-profit striving to protect the environment, educate youth and generate future employment for local people in San Juan del Sur.

If you don’t have a copy of the guidebook yet, now is the time to buy it. You won’t see savings this generous again.



101 Things to Do in San Juan del Sur (and counting)

With miles of diverse coastline, abundant wildlife, rugged hills, warm weather and vibrant local communities, the San Juan del Sur region has the power to exhilarate, soothe and inspire.

At San Juan Live we’re excited to bring you the best this beautiful area has to offer. At last count we’ve gathered together 101 things to do in and around San Juan del Sur. Whether it’s sun, adventure, nature or culture you seek, you’ll find something to tempt you.

Exclusive Subscriber Bonus: Don’t forget to grab our Free Coupon Book so that you can save on the best places to eat, drink, get active & have fun in San Juan del Sur.

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Best of San Juan del Sur Readers Poll

Thank you to everyone who has cast their vote to help define the Best of San Juan del Sur.  The poll is now closed and here are the results. Thanks everyone for participating!

Everyone’s got an opinion. If you’ve read our Insider Guide or you follow our blog then you’ll know our top picks in town.

But now we want you to tell us yours. So we’re taking a poll of readers and residents to discover the Best of San Juan del Sur.

To make this fair, we’re laying down some ground rules for the vote. Don’t worry, there are only 2 of them:

  1. You must fill out at least 10 questions to enter. This is to prevent people from voting for their business only.
  2. Only 1 vote per email address will be counted.

Here’s the form to cast your votes: