Nicaragua travel Archive

A Video Tour of Jicaro Island Eco-Lodge in Nicaragua

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to get away from it all, a short flight away from much of the U.S., El Jicaro Island Eco-Lodge on Nicaragua’s big lake near Granada would be a fine choice. Later I will post some photos on here of animals and food, but how about a video tour [...]

The Current Real Estate Scene in Granada, Nicaragua

We continue to bring your round-ups on the luxury real estate scene in popular areas for vacation or retirement. This month we travel to the Spanish colonial gem of Nicaragua—Granada. This attractive city on a lake, less than an hour from the international airport in Managua, has witnessed a cycle familiar to those of you [...]

Touring Nicaragua with a Helping Hand

We’ve been covering luxury travel in Nicaragua since we launched in 2007, but the boom in tourism everyone was expecting then has taken longer to arrive than hoped. There are a few reasons for this—fear of the ex-Sandanista president’s regime for a start. Plus while there are some great luxury hotels in Nicaragua, there haven’t [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Retire in Latin America?

Although luxury real estate is by nature expensive in any country, there can be a huge variance from place to place. I had a bizarre juxtaposition illustration of this a couple weeks ago when I watched two House Hunters International shows back to back. In the first, a couple was looking for a beachfront home [...]

Tourism Climbing in Central America

First it was Mexico reporting a big increase in tourism. They said the number of foreign visitors arriving at its airports the first eight months of the year were up 19.2 percent over the terrible 2009. Central American countries are starting to celebrate as well, with reports that there’s a full recovery going on across [...]