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

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

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.


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

Hey reader, watcha think?