As 2015 winds down to an end, like every year our ritual is to look back and reflect on things we may or may not have accomplished in the outgoing year. And of course make resolutions for the new year. It is customary to look for positive changes when new years begin, most often lifestyle changes being the number one choice. This is the time when people reflect on what is not working right in their life. Feeling stuck is a sign that it’s time to make a change!
So if you have spent most of 2015, with one foot on the gas pedal and the other one on the brakes, this is the perfect time to consider a serious lifestyle change.
The thought of moving to Nicaragua may seem absolutely crazy to some people. According to International Living Magazine, Nicaragua is one of the most beautiful countries in the Americas. It boasts a dramatic Pacific coastline; long, gentle Caribbean beaches; and volcanoes and freshwater lakes that dot the hilly inland. Colonial cities like Granada and León offer visitors a taste of days gone by. And Managua is rapidly becoming a real First-World city with top-notch theaters and a range of international restaurants. Nicaragua is a country finally going mainstream. Dozens of eco lodges,spas and luxurious hotels are popping up everywhere.
The lucky travelers who have tasted the allure of this country know there are plenty of high-quality tropical retreats here. Some of them even remote enough that you can still just unplug.. which is just the way you will like it.
Nicaragua is a nation at peace and one of the safest countries in Central America. Its government is democratically elected, current president Daniel Ortega has said that he is committed to a free-market economy, and is eager to attract foreign investors.
Add to that the very reasonable real estate values here and you could have your perfect retirement or second home destination. Whether you want to live somewhere quiet, near the coast where you can sit back and listen to the waves gently kissing the sea shore or you’d prefer the hustle and bustle of a colonial city with everything you could possibly need (at half the price of the U.S.)…then you should definitely take a closer look at Nicaragua. Nicaragua is what Costa Rica was 20 years ago: beautiful, affordable, and relatively unexplored. Almost a fifth of Nicaragua’s land mass is protected in national parks or nature reserves. That gives you more volcanoes, rainforests, beaches and idyllic islands to explore.
A long time expat living in Nicaragua once said” It is one of the reasons we chose Nicaragua – different enough to be interesting but not different enough to be bizarre”.