When most people think about life in Nicaragua, they imagine lounging on the white sandy beaches and indulging in seafood on a daily basis. While this can certainly be true, that's not all that the country has to offer. Many residents enjoy full and diverse lives in places like the Gran Pacifica, and the destination makes a prime location for vacations as well as permanent residences. Here are five things that you might not know about living in Nicaragua.
1. The Population is Diverse
Although a large portion of the expatriates come from the United States, you'll also meet people from Denmark, South Africa, Germany and countless other destinations around the world. Plus, locals and expatriates often get together to share cultural experiences.
2. You Can Find Everything You Miss From Back Home
Although part of moving to a new country is trying the local cuisine and getting used to regional customs, there is no denying that you will miss a few favorites from back home. Thankfully, you won't have to live without them. Grocery stores in Nicaragua carry a range of international products ranging from shampoos to breakfast cereals.
3. Crime Rates in Nicaragua are Low
The overall crime rates in Nicaragua are low. Most of the country is incredibly safe, police are friendly and it is easy to get around without being worried in the slightest. Many people remark that they feel safer in Nicaragua than they do in American cities.
4. U.S. Currency is Readily Accepted Everywhere
The official currency of Nicaragua is the Cordoba. However, travelers will have no problem at all with using American Dollars when shopping or paying for restaurant meals. In fact, many locals prefer it. Unless you open a bank account in Nicaragua, feel free to spend U.S. currency during your time in the country.
5. There is No End to The Things You Can Do
Everyone knows that Nicaragua is a place to relax by the water. However, you can also go surfing in the Pacific, scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea, hiking through rainforest and even camping next to waterfalls.
If you are thinking about living in Nicaragua, these are all key things to keep in mind. Click here to find out more about available properties at Gran Pacifica.