Learn About Managua Nicaragua

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Sep 24, 2012 7:21:28 PM

Managua Nicaragua is situated on the southern shore of Lake Managua. It has a population of about 2.2 million people and is the capital of Nicaragua. Nicaragua is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Costa Rica lies on the country’s southern border, while Honduras is on the north.

Nicaragua is Central America’s Largest Country

Managua is on Nicaragua’s Pacific lowlands. This is the country’s most populated area. Several large volcanoes lie in the green Cordillera Los Maribos mountain range near Granada and Leon. These active volcanoes are a big tourist attraction. In total, the area near Managua has 40 volcanoes, and many are active, spewing out dust and ash on occasion.


The weather is a pleasant 82 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, making beach activities a pleasure at any time. Tropical rain starts falling in May and continues through October.

Managua began as a fishing village in 1819. Before then, it was occupied by Paleolithic Indians. A good part of Managua’s population is made up of descendants of these first people. A huge earthquake destroyed Managua in 1931. That was followed a few years later by a conflagration that burned much of the city to the ground. Under the benevolent dictatorial rule of Anastasio Somoza Garcia, Nicaragua flourished with industry, construction and educational centers. By the early 1970s, it was considered Central America’s most developed and enlightened city.

Construction Revival

The 1972 earthquake leveled most of Managua Nicaragua. The deprivation and poor living conditions afterwards gave way to the rise of a brutal communist insurgency that tried to overthrow Somoza and resulted in the Contra civil war of the 1980s. Free elections in 1990 returned a semblance of peaceable life to Managua. A great construction revival began and museums, apartments, squares and promenades came to the fore to occupy the city center that had laid in disrepair since the 1972 earthquake. A good number of the population pressed itself into the shores of Lake Managua. This lake is about 40 miles long and 16 miles wide. A better lake for fishing and recreation is Lake Nicaragua, the largest freshwater lake in Central America. This lake covers 3,191 square miles.


Managua also holds the title of Nicaragua’s education center. Forty-eight universities and 113 colleges are situated in the city. It also offers technical and vocational institutes. The city has one accredited English language university. The Central American Institute of Business Administration is a private business school affiliated with Harvard University.

Managua is the engine that drives services for the country. It’s home to numerous international companies and a manufacturing base for various goods. The city has a well-organized local marketing system that caters to the needs of Managuans. Western-style shopping malls are evident around the city. Many major hotel chains offer lodging.

Real Estate

Real estate is a hot commodity in Managua Nicaragua as westerners seek out comfortable retirement communities with a low cost of living and western amenities. The Gran Pacifica Beach & Golf Resort is one western community that offers residents and guests beachfront living along with exotic tropical sophistication.

It boasts a modern infrastructure with luxury housing, condos, golf course living and native-style casitas. Surfing, a private beach, horseback riding and long days to explore exotic colonial cities are all featured here.

This is a community with an exciting and sophisticated master plan that features new urbanism, golf courses, beaches and all types of property, including opportunities for investing here. The best of healthcare is available along with a thousand interesting things to do and places to see. People can discover the Pacifica experience by reserving a Chill Weekend. That gives interested people four days to live here beside a splendid volcanic lagoon and explore the area’s delightful savior-faire.

Gran Pacifica

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: Vacationing in Nicaragua