Granada Nicaragua: A Colonial Masterpiece

Posted by Mike Cobb on Apr 3, 2012 10:36:49 AM

Today's radio show features Granada, a wonderful 480 year old city on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Founded in 1525 and subsequently raided by Pirates, burned to the ground by William Walker, and rebuilt with a beauty that can only be described in pictures (see below) Granada has become an expat center for many US and Canadians living in Nicaragua.

Expat Living without a Car

Granada has a great city center with markets, restaurants and culture within a few block radius. Two new large US style grocery stores have opened about 1/2 mile from the plaza and taxi's are about $1.00 if you have too many groceries to carry home. Most other places like Managua and the beaches, you'll need a car or transportation to enjoy a nice living experience, but in Granada, your feet will be all you need.

The Expat Life in Nicaragua

Our first guest on the show, Nancy Bergman, has established a hotel with her sister called the Casa San Fransisco about a block off the main square and our second guests, Darrell and Amy Bushnell have become the center of information for the town and Amy has opened a gallery for her own works as well as those of other local artists. If you are interested in owning property in Nicaragua Nancy has a real estate office called Casa Granada and Darrell works there as well. Whether you're looking for an old colonial to restore or a beachfront property in Nicaragua, Darrell and Nancy can help you out.  Be sure to look them up when you are in Granada.

To listen to the show this evening click on the link here at 6pm ET Mike's Gringo Life Show


Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

With proven experience in international real estate development, Mike Cobb is a time-tested Industry Sage, expert and entrepreneur with a passion for helping consumers achieve a high-quality retirement.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua