Café de Nicaragua

 

Café de Nicaragua

Nicaraguan coffee is some of the best in the world, thanks in part to the ideal conditions of rich volcanic soil, shade from exotic trees and honed cultivation practices. Visit Nicaragua’s northern coffee region to see the process for yourself, from tree to cup. Coffee tours can also include walks through the surrounding forests, where you can see hundreds of species of birds, and engagement with local communities. Paired with visits to nearby beaches, colonial cities, and more, a trip to Nicaragua never tasted so good.

See how your coffee is made

 

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Yes, a coffee tour would be great thank you! At the Farmstay we could even help you with that. For example, if you want to learn how to roast your own coffee you could do that here. We even hosted overnight an official coffee cupper (a person who goes around the world tasting various coffees…can you imagine?) and she said that our coffee roasted over a wood fire was very good. She said to me “this was roasted over mango wood, wasn’t it?” I actually had no idea what type of wood we had used, but thought, it certainly could have been mango wood! She rated my coffee as “very good.”

Small victories my friends, small victories. But yes, there are some great places to go and visit up near Matagalpa, such as Selva Negra. Its nice and cool up there and very refreshing after the warmer zones near the beaches and in the main cities of Nicaragua like Granada and Leon.

Anyway, we do enjoy our coffee here at the Farmstay and I like being able to make the roast according to my own prefereces (which vary from medium- to dark-roast) and the extreme cost savings. I buy the beans at the wholesale market for 40 cordobas the pound and the finished product in the supermarkets costs about 160 cordobas. And our coffee is every bit as good as the fancy local Nicaraguan brands.


Beautiful Hotel In The City Center

Beautiful Hotel In The City Center (Granada)image 6

condition: excellent size / dimensions: 11,200 sft

The Hotel Casa Vivaldi is a fabulous hotel located in the center of Granada. This property is situated between Central Park and Lake Nicaragua, and a block from the promenade “La Calzada”, Granada’s nightlife area.

This well furbished hotel is comprised of 12 air-conditioned rooms and has a 60′ by 20′ swimming pool and restaurant. Most important is that there is an adjacent lot (1.920sqf) included with the purchase of the hotel. The adjacent lot can be used to expand the hotel structure, to provide additional parking, or be sold. As one of the few remaining building lots in the Granada city centrer, it is a prime piece of real estate.

Operated profitably for year, the Italian owners are selling because they want to return to Italy. The price has been reduced $240,000 for a quick. Reduced from $890,000 to only $650,000 the business, land, chattles and inventory are now well under market value. If you are looking for an investment or a retirement business, act now. At such a reduced price this opportunity will not last long.

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Via Craigslist Nicaragua, comes this property, which is very lovely, for sale at a serious discount. The Italian owners are returning to their native Italy and looking to sell quickly. A real investment that could pay off very handsomely while affording the owner an excellent lifestyle!


Potosi – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

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Greetings razinha:

I believe you are right, the Hospedaje Brisas del Golfo is right there at the port and isn’t bad, at least according to LP. If you do a websearch you can find their phone number.

The bus to Chinandega I believe goes around Punta San Jose, counter-clockwise around Volcan Cosiguina, so you will go by Redwood Beach and at the empalmes (highway turnoff) to Jiquilillo and Aposentillo before you get to El Viejo and Chinandega itself. So you could check out any of these quiet beach/surf/nature/fish villages. I especially would try to get to Jiquilillo. Nathan’s place at Rancho Esperanza for example.

Cheers, Mike @ Farmstay El Porton Verde, Managua - TripAdvisor.

Potosi - Nicaragua Forum - TripAdvisor

The muelle of Potosi. Looks like a good place to take a swim!

Potosi is the “fist” of Nicaragua as it is the frontier of the northwest coast, just a gulf of Fonseca away from El Salvador. There are boats that ply between the two countries and it is a reasonable proposition to decide to go from El Salvador to Nicaragua in this form of transport, as you avoid having to go through Honduras. There are immigration officials at both ends of the journey waiting to process you into their respective countries.

 


Halle Berry to visit Nicaragua | Hoy Diario

Halle Berry visitará Nicaragua | Hoy Diario.

Halle Berry will visit Nicaragua

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Halle Berry will join the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations on a trip to Nicaragua in the coming months.

This in order to visit schools and farms that have benefited from the driven designer Michael Kors “Stop Hunger” Watch” with whom Berry partnered with in last years campaign.

Berry said the goal is “to achieve a world without hunger”.

“Since we launched the project last spring, we have helped WFP delivered over five million meals to children in need,” explained the designer Kors.

Kors noted that “talent and energy are inspiring Halle. Her tremendous dedication to the campaign “Stop Hunger Watch” is one of the reasons we have reached so many people. “

Finally some “celebrity visiting Nicaragua” news that is not about flying an A or B list celeb to visit Mukul Resort! Good on ‘ya Halle Berry!


Caribbean Idyll in Nicaragua

Caribbean Idyll in Nicaragua

Beautiful islands

Caribbean islands may not be the first thing that come to mind when you think of Nicaragua, but the destination’s east coast is indeed home to stunning white-sand beaches and untouched islands in the Caribbean Sea. Get the best of both worlds with a trip to Nicaragua that includes historic cities, volcanoes and lakes, as well as uncrowded Caribbean beaches.

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PRONicaragua – 2014, a year to venture into Nicaragua

2014, a year to venture into Nicaragua

Granada, Nicaragua

Jan. 8, 2014

With its alluring colonial cities, fascinating volcanoes, and stunning rainforests, bordered by the Pacific coast on one side and Caribbean beaches and islands on the other, Nicaragua is a country that has it all. No longer one of the region’s best kept secrets, it seems like 2014 is a great year for every type of tourist, from backpackers to retirees, to venture into Nicaragua.

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Travelling with surfboards – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

San Juan del Sur, as it is the surf HQ for Nicaragua

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This post on TripAdvisor is from somebody from my old hometown, Corona del Mar/Newport Beach, Ca. so I had to figure out a way to respond to his or her question just to say “Hi!”

Turns out, United has what they call an embargo on oversized items, which means no surfboards coming down to Nicaragua until the airline changes policy. So to get to the point (thank you…) not allowing surfboards into the country on that airline creates opportunity for those that rent, buy, or sell surfboards.

The obvious way to resolve the issue is to rent a surfboard, but another option could be to buy a board from a departing surfer or in a surf shop in San Juan del Sur and then re-sell it at the end of the trip. This would probably work better for someone staying a longer period of time.


Quality Medical Work done in Nicaragua can pay for your tropical beach vacation!

Looking to get some medical work done, save a ton of money, and pay for a great Nicaraguan vacation?

Due to its world-class, high-quality hospitals with regional accreditation and low cost, many searchers for medical tourism services choose to visit Nicaragua as their destination of choice. For some, that means staying before and after your surgery or other treatment/procedure in the Managua area.

But most people do not come to Nicaragua to stay at a chain hotel similar to what you have in your hometown. You would prefer to stay in the best-TripAdvisor rated lodging in Managua that has a true Nicaraguan flavor with first-world comforts and customer service.

Farmstay El Porton Verde is a small bed and breakfast located five minutes drive from Hospital Metropolitano Las Pellas, the best-run and most modern hospital in the country. The Farmstay is nested in the breezy hills south of Managua approx. 2 km off of kilometer 10.5 of the Road to Masaya (Carretera a Masaya). With our outstanding views, four-star quality guest rooms, and gorgeous swimming pool, we offer a quiet and fresh alternative to the airport- and downtown-area chain hotels and small inns. Our motto is: “we are located in Managua, but being here feels like a world away…” but the only way to really appreciate it is to be here for yourself. We invite you to visit and stay with us at the farm.

Your host Mike, in addition to welcoming you with personalized service and attention to detail that the most discerning travelers can appreciate, can help you arrange a wide range of health care services, from elective cosmetic surgery to a much-needed hip or knee replacement. (Basically any treatment or surgery done in Nicaragua costs nor more then 1/3 the price of what it would cost back home!)

As an example, the Farmstay recently received a visitor who is living in Costa Rica and he saved over $3,000 in his gall bladder removal compared to the price he would have paid in the neighboring Central American country! And he was thrilled by the quality of care, the concierge service, and the English-speaking doctors and other health professionals with whom he was in contact.

For those a bit nervous due to this being your first visit to Nicaragua, much less a visit to a foreign hospital, we hope to help you have a relaxing stay here in Nicaragua from the moment you leave the customs area at MGA airport to the moment you pass through security on your way back home. For those first-time visitors, here is a link to my blog about What’s the drill? What to expect when arriving at MGA Managua’s Augusto Sandino International Airport

We work and live on a small (eight acre) organic permaculture farm located in the breezy hills south of Managua, overlooking Ticuantepe and Masaya, Nicaragua. We enjoy the views, peace and tranquility here so much, we decided to share it with a select group of travelers…if are you one of those who want a unique Nicaraguan vibe from your first to your last night in-country, then we are the right place for you!

As part of the medical lodging and transportation services we offer, we can take you to and from doctor’s visits, tests, and consultations, surgeries, treatments, physical therapy, etc. As needed, on-site aftercare by nurses or other health professionals can be arranged.

Need quality medical work done? Like a “free” vacation in Nicaragua?.

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Business León Nicaragua | Sale of hostel right

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Sale of Hostel right in Leon, Nicaragua.

Located at 3 blocks to Cathedral. Working, with all legal papers in order.

Sixth place in Trip Advisor rating for hostels in Leon. Great reviews for place in main hostel web places.

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First Visit to the Corn Islands | Professional Sabbatical

…We spent most of our time at Southwest Beach, near the Arenas hotel. The other main beach is called Long Beach and has larger waves, but it said to be rockier and is also more desolate.  Southwest beach offers a few places to grab some food and drinks.

Southwest Beach on Corn Island

We went snorkeling on the reefs right outside Ike’s place. The reefs were a little shallow for my liking, so I headed in after seeing a few cool fish, but a few of the boys stayed out there and said they saw some awesome fish.

Great snorkeling!

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Nice travelogue about a pleasant visit to the Corn Islands. There is some great news for folks looking to have a guided tour to the Corn Islands. Our friend Tanya at NicaTour Group is now offering a short but fun tour five day stay in these beautiful islands!

Here are some further details about Tanya’s great tour:

5 Day Corn Islands Tour

Take 5 days and explore Big and Little Corn Islands on our 5 Day Corn Islands Tour package. Spend five days and four nights in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Paradise. Kick back and relax!  Trust us, you’ll never want to leave.

Tour Dates:

November 20 – November 24

Price for 5 day tour:  from $685 US per person, includes taxes and fees.  We also have an upgraded package available.  We also book group travel. Please call for details.

Included:

  • Return flights from Managua to Big Corn Island
  • Airport and harbor transfers
  • Hotels
  • Hotel transfer
  • Meals as indicated (breakfast at both hotels)
  • Big Corn Island tour
  • Return transport by boat between Big and Little Corn Island

Not included:

  • Some meals and beverages
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and Gratuities to the driver and the people at the dock who help with the baggage.

See more of Nicaragua.  Add the 5 Day Corn Islands Tour as an extension to one of our mainland Nicaragua tours.