My First Ticket in Nicaragua

Posted by Mike Cobb on Mar 14, 2012 4:53:58 PM

Wow, I guess it had to happen. After 3,467 days (9.5 years) living in Nicaragua and driving almost every day, sometimes a lot, I finally got a ticket.

Not So Lucky

Thus far I had been able to talk my way out of the many other stops over the years. This time, I had picked up some of the Tsunami Skydivers who had jumped into the fairway of a Nicaragua golf course at Gran Pacifica and was taking them to visit a volcano, Granada and a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua. I passed a bus on a yellow line and there he was. The officer was very polite as was I; but nevertheless, he took my license and gave me a ticket.

Nicaragua Law

The rule here is that the police keep your license and then you have to pay the ticket at a bank. After that, you go pick your license up at the police station.  The real bummer is that I was leaving in two days to go the U.S. and I needed my license to rent a car. But the human touch still works here. Pedro called and asked them to hold it in Masaya and he and I went there to pick it up. The system worked like it should have.




Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua