Laguna de Apoyo – RE/MAX Nicaragua Real Estate

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Unique property ID: LA410

Location: Laguna de Apoyo

Beds: 6

Baths: 7

Floors: 2

Lot Size: 900 sq mts

Status: Active

Price: $210,000

Full Description: Located on the shore of the beautiful Crater lake known as Laguna de Apoyo in a quiet enviroment, surrounded by the nature, monkeys, birds and the the lake, Great vaction home or a Hostal, great acces, the six rooms and three bathrooms are great with nice views and all comfortable, all of them with a/c split unit and ceiling fans, there’s parking area, laundry area.

Amenities

  1. A/C
  2. Balcony views
  3. Ceiling fans
  4. Furnished
  5. Garden
  6. Lake front
  7. Terrace
  8. Turnkey
  9. Two Floors
  10. washer machine

via RE/MAX Nicaragua Real Estate – RE/MAX Nicaragua Real Estate.

Our friends the “Alaska Kings” sent us this link to this property saying “I want this place.” Can’t say that I blame him!

If you would like to check out Laguna de Apoyo for yourself, go ahead and make your reservation for your airfare, let us know when you are coming, and we’ll be there to pick you up at the airport for your “soft landing” service. Then the next day or so, it is a quick hop over to Laguna de Apoyo where there are some lovely properties to stay at. Or, the Laguna is an excellent day trip too.

Best Cities to Live in Nicaragua

What are the Best Places to Live in Nicaragua?

There are many fine towns and a few real cities to choose from when deciding where to live in Nicaragua. Some of the factors influencing whether one town or city works best for your personal situation are:

  • lifestyle preferences
  • Spanish-speaking abilities
  • financial situation
  • personal health
  • desires to live with or without other expatriates
  • weather
  • transportation
  • amenities

There are many more factors in addition to those named above. We’ll tackle this topic on a broad level now and in further posts will break it down into some detail. If you have enjoyed this post, please comment below and encourage me to continue with this series!

Let’s get started with some broad strokes as to what whould be the best Nicaraguan city for you to live in.

Do you want to live in a city, town, village, or? Would you enjoy being in the center of the pueblo just a couple of streets off of the plaza? Or, do you prefer living a few minutes drive or bus away from the downtown? As with all things, there are pluses and minuses to each of these options and you need to find out for yourself what is best for you.

What about your Spanish-language skills? If you already have a fairly good handle on Spanish, then you are likely much more open to living wherever you want to in Nicaragua. Folks with limited Spanish and little-to-no ability to learn the language will probably be best suited to live in an area with a large existing expat community where you can speak English most everywhere you go.

Are finances a major consideration? If living on a fixed budget, even though your money goes much further in Nicaragua, you will still need to watch your spending habits and keep a reserve handy in case. Obviously, if you have a much more comfortable financial situation, then you can forego thinking about strategizing on money-saving schemes and live you life as you desire.

What about your health? Your age? Anything requiring regular checkups, medical specialists, tests and exams? That will affect your decisions too. Excellent health care is available in Nicaragua, but is not evenly distributed throughout the country. For the most part, Managua is where the best doctors and hospitals are located.

Do you prefer to live in a real Nicaraguan community or one with a sizeable expat population? Some people, usually those with limited Spanish skills, find themselves drawn to expat communities, of which there are not a lot to choose from in Nicaragua. Do you want to join the Kiwanas club or the American Legion? If that is the sort of social life you envision then your options are limited as regards Nicaragua. Or, do you want to live as completely as possible with Nicaraguans in a Spanish-speaking community? This question also speaks to your needs for a social life. Some folks are just fine by themselves or the occasional meetup with friends, and some are real “joiners” that want to be part of every bridge club, charity event, volunteering at the schools, hospitals, orphanages, etc. Which are you?

Weather is another important consideration. Luckily, in Nicaragua one can choose what kind of weather they like. Warm and hot is the norm here, but there are mountainous areas that are great for that “perpetual spring” climate. As you get to live here awhile, a slight change in temperature can make the difference between sweating and being miserable or quite comfortable.

Transportation is important too. It is not too difficult to live without a car in Nicaragua and in some places it offers a distinct advantage to not drive! Buses and taxis are usually very available and mostly inexpensive. Driving here has its challenges, but of course offers freedom of movement that relying on public transportation just does not offer.

Finally, what amenities are important to you? For example, are you a shopaholic? There aren’t too many shopping malls in Nicaragua and most of them are in Managua. Are first-run movies in brand-new theaters your thing? Again, the capital has those but are not very well distributed outside of Managua. What about nightlife? Culture? Art? Poetry? Live music? A variety of different types of restaurants? I always recommend you be clear with yourself that if you feel you need these amenities, don’t go moving out to the coast where it takes an hour or two to find some of these things. Be real with yourself and admit you like eating sushi and seeing a musical play live once in a while!

Okay, that is the end of this edition. I plan on writing more of these and going into further detail on each and every consideration to help make your move to Nicaragua a good one! Please share, Like, or comment!

Laguna de Apoyo, the beauty of an ancient volcanic explosion · El Nuevo Diario

Laguna de Apoyo, the beauty of an ancient volcanic explosion · El Nuevo Diario.

The surrounding forest is dry tropics and Support was declared a Nature Reserve in 1991. Among the dominant trees on its slopes are the guanaco, pochote, Nambar, mahogany, ceiba and sapodilla, plus a range of orchids

Orlando Valenzuela | Destinos

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MONKEY HUT BAY HOTEL IN LAGUNA DE APOYO. ORLANDO VALENZUELA / END

Less than 40 kilometers from Managua, where more than 23,000 years there was a gigantic volcanic explosion, today is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Nicaragua: the Laguna de Apoyo. This site recreational waters characterized by ecological and comfortable hotels, is part of an adventure to be lived and enjoyed from the crater of a volcano.

More than 23,000 years, a volcanic eruption formed a caldera 6 km in diameter, which eventually accumulated groundwater and rainwater into a lagoon slopes covered with vegetation. Today is the Laguna de Apoyo tourist destination, just 40 kilometers from Managua, capital of Nicaragua.

This volcanic lake is between the departments of Masaya and Granada and its slopes and costs are shared by the municipalities of Catarina, San Juan de Oriente, say and Granada.

The surrounding forest is dry tropics and Support was declared a Nature Reserve in 1991. Among the dominant trees on its slopes are the guanaco, pochote, Nambar, mahogany, ceiba and sapodilla, plus a range of orchids.

The birds most commonly seen in the vicinity of the lake are the guardabarranco, mockingbird, chocoyo and parakeet. Mammalian species are squirrel, anteater, deer, howler monkeys, white-faced monkey, lion and guardatinaja. It is also common to see reptiles like green iguanas, black iguana, lizard and boa snakes, rattlesnakes, coral snakes and rat and mica.

Bilmara Bermudez, a resident of Valley of Laguna, works in a hotel on the coast of Support and says that the residents of the area have received economic benefits of tourism.

Waking up to the sound of birds

You reach the lake by a fairly steep road. Then there are hotels along the coast. Support Villas is the largest and has 58 double apartments and eight villas, swimming pool, conference room for 120 people and a restaurant. The rooms are among the vegetation in the uneven edge of the lagoon.

Zavala Azariah, general manager of the hotel, says tourists here enjoy tranquility between wild nature and appreciating the calm waters of the lagoon, the largest volcanic in Nicaragua.

Guests wake up to the chirping of birds or the howling of wild howler monkeys, a species that abound in this forest.

On the day, tourists can do horseback riding, swimming, rowing or enjoy the SPA. Opposite the hotel is the restaurant Norome Villas, where you can eat fresh fish from the lake.

Further south along the coast, is the San Damiano hotel and restaurant, which offers five simple huts, rustic, with capacity for 15 people.Alongside is a small beach, where there are the kayak to navigate the lagoon and lazy hammocks for relaxing or reading.

The price of accommodation is U.S. $ 55.00 per night for two people, including breakfast. For the day, use the kayaks and hammocks, foreigners pay the equivalent of U.S. $ 5.00 and U.S. $ 2.50 Nicaraguans.

Pizzas in honor of mud

On the other side, in the northeast part of the lake is the Monkey Hut guesthouse with three bedrooms and sleeps 18 people. Here charge $ 6.00 per day per person, with the right to use the kayaks, hammocks, beach chairs, wireless internet access and coffee.

The Monkey has no restaurant, but offers artisan pizzas, made in clay oven with firewood. Makes Sergio Ruiz Hotel exvigilante learned that culinary art with Argentine and Italian guests, several years ago.Prepare Neapolitan pizza, pepperoni, ham, vegetarian, Hawaiian. His specialty is pizza Sergio, with tomato and pepperoni.

“The thing I do is crispy pizza, thin, very rich,” said Ruiz, who is proud when you hear someone say “Monkey pizzas are very good.”

The natural landscape is what attracts visitors and Dimitri Dolci and his twin brother Quentin. They came from San Diego, California, and after spending a few days in San Juan del Sur and Granada were to visit the Laguna de Apoyo.

“Yesterday we went on a tour to Masaya volcano and we were to stay in Granada, but returned to the Laguna de Apoyo because it is a very pleasant atmosphere. Then we go to the North, “said Dimitri.

Enough fresh air lagun

If you are looking for a place to rest in rooms between trees, but with access to technology, the Riviera Hotel Selva offers that.

In its construction combines volcanic rock, lava stone, flagstone, stone quarry and river. Sample exotic decorative plants like palms of Madagascar and Thailand and the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. The rooms are made of bamboo and wood, with wide windows, cabins, swimming pools and private terraces.

Some rooms have double beds, plasma TVs, sky signal, internet, jacuzzi and refrigerator. There are nine rooms with rates ranging between U.S. $ 50.00 and U.S. $ 70.00 per night.

“These rooms do not need range because they are very fresh, the air coming from the lagoon. So you sleep with the windows open, “said Jim Roberts, owner of the Blue Forest.

Ensures that tourism has grown in the Laguna de Apoyo, so there is already a deficit of rooms.

In the northeast, confused between the forest, is also the hotel and restaurant Grandmother, surrounded by lush trees and gardens. It can accommodate 45 people in 13 rooms, among these six double cabins with balconies, from where you get all the lagoon and the green ring that seals it.

Here is a floating dock and tourists can walk along the edges, to watch birds and plants. The night accommodation at a cost of $ 70.00 per couple with breakfast.

“We are as country inns Community of Central America because we support the community, preserve nature, environment, process organic waste, waste water. So we are an ecolodge “says Vilma Valenzuela, owner of Grandma.

There are other hotels like paradise and Support Lodge, and the possibility of extreme sports, whether paragliding, diving, boating, sailing and hiking or riding in the reserve.

Directions
There are three entrances to the Laguna de Apoyo. A road between Masaya-Granada, one for the road-Catarina and Masaya the town of Catarina. There is a public transport bus drops twice daily to plan the lagoon. Exits the municipal market in the city of Masaya. You can also take a motorcycle taxi or a cab to get to the shores of the lagoon.

Models: Carina and Miguel Mercado Gurdian JEFASHION’S Agency 
Location: Hotel Villas Supporter.

on the water (laguna de apoyo)

on the water.

incredable open house design sitting above the water of Laguna Apoyo. 2 br 2 bath, open kitchen and large sala and patio. one of three houses for sale. sales price $239,000 

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This is an example of a property located in Laguna de Apoyo, which is nicely situated between Granada and Masaya. The laguna is a natural lake formed in the center of an extinct volcano. The waters are said to have curative powers! Lakeside living in a place of great natural beauty? Sounds pretty good to me!

If Apoyo is on your radar as a nice place to live, this might be your dream property!