Exploring the Pastimes of Nicaragua's Residents

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Nov 4, 2015 12:46:03 PM

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Nicaragua has earned a reputation as an outdoor enthusiast's dream destination. People from all around the world gravitate to Nicaragua in order to make the most of the incredible climate and the unending ways to stay active in a tropical setting.

Whether you're thinking about buying a vacation home in Nicaragua or even moving there year-round, one of the advantages of doing so is having a wealth of recreation opportunities right at your front door. Explore some of the most popular pastimes possible for those living in Nicaragua.


One of things that many residents appreciate about living in Nicaragua is the slower pace of life. Whether you're newly retired from a hectic work industry or you're just eager to gain flexibility and calmness, yoga can be the perfect choice.

Plenty of wide open spaces and ocean views means that yoga is one of the most relaxing and popular ways to pass the time in Nicaragua.


If you're looking for something a little more high-energy, Nicaragua is known around the world as a top surfing destination. Steady winds, miles and miles of coastline and warm weather throughout the year translate to amazing breaks and waves that bring in champion surfers from all across the globe.

At the Gran Pacifica, residents and visitors will be just steps away from a top beach for surfing in Nicaragua. Plus, if you're new to the sport or you haven't brought your board, you can visit the onsite Vida Surf Shop and rent or buy your own surfboard, get some pointers on the best time to hit the waves and even get lessons from a local expert.

Horseback Riding

With both mountain views and coastal pathways, Nicaragua is an obvious choice for anyone who loves riding horses. Horseback riding tours can be easily arranged, letting you take control of the distance and the skill level.

You could enjoy a slow walk at sunset on a secluded beach, or you could take off for a day of adventure through jungles and at the base of amazing mountains.


Nicaragua is bordered on two sides by water: the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. In the heart of the country you'll also find Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in all of Central America.

All of this water access means that fishing is a popular pastime and a great way to enjoy the outdoors while in Nicaragua. You can charter a boat to head out deep-sea fishing, or you can stay right on the coast and cast from the beach or from the many piers along the shore.


Since there is no snow or freezing temperatures to deal with, golf is a wonderful pastime to embrace in Nicaragua no matter what the season. Right at the Gran Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort, there are 27 holes to contend with, as well as a clubhouse and pro shop right on the property.


Warm days and plenty of sunshine spell the perfect climate for a refreshing swim in Nicaragua. Most residents want to spend their time enjoying a dip right on the beach, but there is also the option of a quick swim in a swimming pool. 

Living in Nicaragua means having countless outdoor recreation opportunities available. Some of the most popular pastimes to enjoy while in Nicaragua include swimming, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, doing yoga on the beach and surfing.

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Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua