Nicaragua on the World Stage

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With one of our countrymen (Oscar Duarte) playing for Costa Rica in the Brazil World Cup, Nicaragua has been placed on the world stage, but that’s not the only thing bringing attention our way. Nicaragua is gaining global recognition for being one of Central America’s safest, most beautiful and least expensive countries in which to travel and live!

With major cities like Granada, Leon and Managua carving the path for the rest of the country, the peaceful and democratic nation is very quickly attracting visitors not just for her beautiful and vibrant environment, but for having cities truly worth visiting too. Here are the top 5 reasons you’ll want to come to Nicaragua.

dock and shuttle boat on Lake Nicaragua1. The cost of living is 60% lower than that of the US. For example, you could treat yourself to a fresh lobster dinner and a beer, all with just $10 American.

2. Forbes Magazine named Nicaragua in their top 15 places to retire abroad. This was taking into account multiple factors like cost of living, climate and political stability.

3. Nicaragua was 3rd on New York Time Magazine’s top 46 places to go in 2013 behind only Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Marseille, France.

4. Nicaragua has 215 miles of Pacific coast and 330 miles of Atlantic coast, and no matter where you are, you’ll never be more than a three hour drive from the beach. And because of the tropical climate the temperature rarely drops below 68 degrees F (20 degrees C).

5. Nicaragua, according to INCAE (one of the top business and research schools in the world), is the safest country in Central America.

Horseback riding through plantations in Nicaragua

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