Archive for 'Living in Nicaragua'
Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
Well my first two weeks in Managua have certainly been eventful! I boarded the plane on a pretty crumby, snowy day in Indy two weeks ago…bound for Managua, Nicaragua. Having spent some time in Nicaragua a few years ago, I had some idea of what to expect as far as the country and culture, but [...]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
I have always loved dancing, and living in Nicaragua opens a whole new door of amazing opportunities, like dancing in the national theater and on TV. How many kids do you think have an opportunity like that? Dancing in Nicaragua, every kid in the ballet school gets a tutu, isn’t that great. I hope every [...]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
There is nothing better to eat than fresh black raspberries, and if you have berry pickers like I do, then you can enjoy them fresh and have enough left over to make a refreshing sorbet. Living in Nicaragua, I did not know that berries were available. Now I have discovered where I can get them [...]
Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
Cashews are another wonderful native fruit that I enjoy eating living in Nicaragua. These nuts are nutritional powerhouses, full of copper, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium and zinc. They are versatile and can be eaten as a snack, in curries or as a desert. One of my favorite ways to eat them is in these simple yet [...]
Posted on 18. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
In your home or condo in Nicaragua, you might wake up with the sunrise, dine on fresh local fruit, pursue your outdoor hobbies and make new friends in your community.
Posted on 17. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
This week I got some delicious organic leeks from Selva Negra and decided to make a leek and goat cheese frittata. I love living in Nicaragua because the vegetables and fruits are so fresh and nutritious. Leeks are rich in vitamins A, C, E and all the forms of B. They are full of antioxidants [...]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
I am always looking for new yummy things to make for my family. We have delicious mandarinas in season living in Nicaragua. Mandarinas are similar to a tangerine or Clementine. For a new twist to an old favorite I dipped them in chocolate and sprinkled them with sea salt. My family gobbled them up in [...]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
Living in Nicaragua we learn about the natural remedies that are different than the ones in North America. Last week my daughter strained some muscles in her back. It was recommended that she drink a tea of dried almond leaves and dried mango leaves. It is an anti inflammatory tea that she must drink 2 [...]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
I love February in Nicaragua. Why? Because all the wonderful fruits are in season. Today I made a delicious Mango Mint smoothie for breakfast that was to die for. I just threw all of the Ingredients into my blender and had this delicious and healthy treat. It sure is great living in Nicaragua!! 1/4 cup avocado [...]
Posted on 07. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
I drink a lot of water living in Nicaragua and I am always looking for ways to make it more interesting. I have put lemon slices or mint in my water, which is very refreshing. Lately I have been slicing up cucumbers and adding them to ice cold water and it is really enjoyable. Cucumbers [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
All that comes to mind is a “chia pet”. Now that I am living in Nicaragua, I have discovered this healthy little seed. Chia is the seed from a mint plant that has many health benefits. They contain Omega 3 fatty acids, alpha-linoleic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, 30% protein, Vitamins A, B, E, and [...]
Posted on 31. Jan, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
This is such an exciting time of year to be living in Nicaragua. The reason I say that is that Mango season is starting! I’ve always loved mangoes. When I was pregnant with my first daughter and lived in the US I would drive to the store in the middle of the night to get mangoes. [...]
Posted on 29. Jan, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
I rarely ate beets when we lived in the United States. Only on Easter would I eat them with pickled eggs. Now that I am living in Nicaragua, where beets are plentiful, have I begun to have them regularly. They have been called one of the “world’s healthiest foods” because they are high in folate, [...]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
One of the things I love most about living in Nicaragua is that I discovered a new fruit this week. It is called “cas” in Spanish, the latin name is psidium friedrichsthalianum and is known as “sour guava” in English. It looks like a small green guava. My good friends from Selva Negra sent me [...]
Posted on 21. Jan, 2014 by Gran Pacifica.
Taking Dobby our boxer for a walk is always fun. We get to hike out in the country along side banana, coffee and pineapple fields. Dobby likes bananas but apparently only ripe ones. Emily and I had some fun eating coffee beans and spitting the seeds at each other. Here she is arming up [...]
Posted on 26. Dec, 2013 by Gran Pacifica.
Nicaragua offers many benefits to those who want to live there. It combines a low cost of living with extensive services to create a welcoming, varied environment for anyone to enjoy. Business opportunities abound as do chances for vacation, relaxation and adventure. Nicaragua is a safe country with an excellent international reputation for services provided, with a highly regarded health care community in particular. The cost of living is low, with common commodities comparable to or cheaper than those in more developed countries and with an exceptionally low cost in rent and utilities as well.
Posted on 19. Dec, 2013 by Gran Pacifica.
A few of us went fishing in Nicaragua, in the south part of the country, just north of Costa Rica, at a fishing camp on the Rio San Juan. You might not think that there is so much water in Nicaragua, but this river is huge and at one time supported large boats moving people [...]
Posted on 19. Sep, 2013 by Gran Pacifica.
Living in Nicaragua can be an incredible experience for people from around the world. Along with the unbeatable climate and the relaxed pace of life, there are some things you might not expect. For starters, residents in Nicaragua are a diverse and exciting group of people. Thanks to these diverse tastes, you can find all your favorite products from back home in local stores. When shopping, taking taxis or dining in restaurants, American dollars are typically readily accepted. Travelers and potential residents will also be happy to learn that the country as a whole is very safe, and crime rates across the board are quite low.
Posted on 18. Jun, 2013 by Gran Pacifica.
Gran Pacifica would like to thank the Mayor of Villa el Carmen, Denis Espinoza and the MTI for their work improving the public road to the Gran Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort residential community. This work prior to the rainy season will ensure excellent access to the property through the heaviest of the rains in [...]
Posted on 30. May, 2013 by Gran Pacifica.
Living in Nicaragua is often quite inexpensive by American standards. Forbes has identified it as a top destination for retirees. Today, real estate options include golf villas, condominiums, and custom oceanfront homes. At the same time, people of all ages enjoy diverse activities like world-class surfing, championship golf, hiking, and climbing. Outdoor pleasures also include clean, white sand beaches and rumbling volcanoes. Spanish colonial buildings dating to the 16th and 17th centuries add further to the flavor of Nicaragua. The staff at the Gran Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort on the Pacific shore can offer a great deal of added information about The Nicaragua lifestyle.
Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by Gran Pacifica.
Whether you are to purchase a primary residence in a community in Nicaragua or you are searching for the ultimate vacation spot, amenities matter. At the Gran Pacifica Beach Resort, guests and residents have countless options. Golf is incredibly popular, but more exotic ways to enjoy the outdoors include horseback riding or surfing on the private beach. With volleyball courts, outdoor walking tracks and lots of social gathering places, it is easy to see the appeal of the Gran Pacifica Beach Resort.