Nicaragua Trying To Boost Medical Tourism Industry | Texas Public Radio

Nicaragua Trying To Boost Medical Tourism Industry | Texas Public Radio.

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The Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas in Managua, Nicaragua, is building its medical tourism industry.

Fronteras: A group of powerful investors is trying to build the medical tourism industry in Nicaragua. We also stop in Costa Rica to check out what it takes to retire in the tropics. One community in Hidalgo, Mexico is combating the migration of its residents to the U.S. by offering tours of what it’s like to cross the border illegally. The tour guides have made the real trek, and offer up a close simulation on a fake border.

Check it out! At about 1:20 the story starts and some choice quotes from yours truly start at about 3:30 into the piece. Medical tourism is a growing, albeit nascent industry here in Nicaragua. Our location less then two miles away from the airport, the fresh air, swimming pool, and accessibility design combine to create a great place to recuperate from a surgery or a treatment of some sort. Can’t recommend the Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas enough…contact me if you are looking to save up to 70% on operations, treatments, and other medical services.

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher: Nicaragua: An Up-And-Coming Retirement Destination

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher: Nicaragua: An Up-And-Coming Retirement Destination.
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Nicaragua offers the lowest cost of living in Central America, and no… there is not a war going on. That ended more than 25 years ago. Today, Nicaragua enjoys a stable democracy and was ranked in a recent Gallup Poll as the safest country in Central America. The Economist Intelligence Unit says Nicaragua is one of the safest countries in all of Latin America.

There may be no better place to retire inNicaragua than Granada. Ancient pastel-painted colonial-era buildings with terracotta tile roofs spill along the north shore of Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America. Views of the nearby Mombacho Volcano add to this glorious postcard effect.

SOAPBOX WARNING: Always about Granada! Gee-whiz, porque? Don’t get me wrong, Granada is lovely (and only 40 minutes away from the Farmstay…) but, please consider that living in Granada is great for those who want to live in a very gringo-friendly location where you can get along perfectly well with only a little bit of Spanish and where the North American culture has become lets say…somewhat dominate over the native culture.

That’s great for some people, but really folks are you moving to Nicaragua just for a lower cost of living? I would hope folks decide to move here to be a part of Nicaraguan society, to learn the language, grow to appreciate the uniqueness that is this country.

END SOAPBOX 🙂

So, good article anyway, I’m going to read and perhaps post a comment on huffpost to see what people say there.

U.S. Retirees Are Heading Farther South of the Border – WSJ.com

Retiring Way, Way South of the Border

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Americans are starting to head into Central America for retirement, lured by luxury real estate and eased residency requirements.

Nicaragua is the latest country to attempt to grab North American interest. In Guacalito de la Isla, a 16,070-acre coastal development—with 600 residences, a pool, restaurant and gym—is under construction. A two-hour drive from Managua’s international airport, the project includes a plan to open a small airport by 2015. The first homes—28 single-family houses—will be turned over to owners in September. The four-bedroom, four-bath pool houses sold for between $700,000 and $750,000, said Jeff Lawrence, director of real estate. A luxury hotel-resort on the property, Mukul, opened in January and has helped boost sales, he said.

“The buyers right now are 85% Nicaraguan and 15% U.S. based,” Mr. Lawrence said. “There is an education hurdle for us to convince people that Nicaragua is safe and is a tropical paradise.”

via U.S. Retirees Are Heading Farther South of the Border – WSJ.com.

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Not Just a Poor Man’s Costa Rica: Nicaragua Wows with Charms All its Own

Not Just a Poor Man’s Costa Rica: Nicaragua Wows with Charms All its Own.

Not Just a Poor Man’s Costa Rica: Nicaragua Wows with Charms All its Own

Nicaragua has been called the “new Costa Rica,” but the country’s diverse natural riches are like nothing else in the world. Now, Nicaragua Vacations reveals five quintessential Nicaraguan experiences – including August’s upcoming Hipica in Granada.

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View to Mombacho Volcano from Lake Nicaragua

View over Lake Nicaragua to Mombacho Volcano

Nicaragua is a boutique traveler’s dream – an exploration of Latin American culture, natural beauty, and colonial history. It’s like nowhere else in the world.

More good public relations focusing on the uniqueness that is Nicaragua and why we don’t care for the term “the next Costa Rica.”

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