As many of you are aware by now, the past few months in Nicaragua have been very trying.
One minute we hear positive news that makes us feel like the civil unrest may be over, and the next minute we hear something that makes everyone wonder if this could last a long time.
For the past 20 years, Nicaragua has been our home. Gran Pacifica has served tens of thousands of vacationers and property owners, has employed hundreds of locals, and has donated tremendous amounts of human and monetary resources towards sustainable corporate social responsibility programs in the community. Just recently, we finished a health clinic in our community.
While many resorts throughout Nicaragua, including neighboring resorts around Gran Pacifica, have closed their doors, we have strongly confirmed our commitment to remain open. Providing uninterrupted top-quality service to our valued property owners, residents and guests, ensuring employment for our fellow Nicaraguans, and building a community for our residents remains our top priority.
|Guests, owners and locals at Gran Pacifica for the turtle release|
|A baby turtle from the Gran Pacifica sanctuary about to be released|
The weekend activity at Gran Pacifica has remained constant. Many city guests and surfers continue retreating to the beach to enjoy some R&R and perhaps play a round of golf.
Our corporate social responsibility team has continued visiting local towns, introducing new projects and expanding existing ones. Holly Wilson, one of Gran Pacifica’s resident volunteers from California, USA, has been growing the “Seed Project,” an initiative to promote healthy eating through sustainable gardens, with local employee, Alejandro Mendoza. Holly mentioned, “Since jobs have been lost due to the recent struggles around our area, our Social Responsibility Committee at Gran Pacifica requested extra help for the local community. Alejandro and I were both excited about this project, since we both love gardening and started at a young age.”
|All smiles as our employees receive their seed packets|
|Celebrating Children's Day at Gran Pacifica|
Today we are preparing our resort for the tourism that will return by the millions when our country’s future is soon realized again. Just last week the luxury Crystal Cruise liner docked in Nicaragua to kick off the 2018-2019 season. We are confident that Nicaragua will come out of this situation a better and stronger tourism and residential destination. The recovery will happen. Therefore, we continue to invest in significant development at Gran Pacifica right now.
For example, vertical construction of the largest project to begin at Gran Pacifica in over ten years, the next condominium building in Las Perlas Oceanfront Village, started last month. With calming Pacific sunset views from every balcony and an attractive price tag, it is no surprise that only 2 suites remain available for private ownership. Learn more here.
|Securing the re-bar to Gran Pacifica's Las Perlas' Momotombo Building|
While commonly overlooked as a real estate investment by the average investor, the world’s wealthiest 1% identified that ownership of timberland is one of the best wealth building strategies known. As world-renowned economist, Steve Sjuggerud, once proclaimed, “They [trees] grow through recessions. They grow through wars. They grow through stock and real estate crashes. They grow through everything. They give you built-in investment growth that isn't guaranteed with a stock...”
And the teak at Gran Pacifica is continuing to flourish. At this moment, Phase I of 40 acres has sold out. Folks have already been asking about Phase II which is currently being surveyed. Reservations to claim a parcel are currently underway.
Gran Pacifica has made it easy for savvy investors to own one of the most popular and valuable hardwoods in the world, teak. See how it easy it is to earn $500,000+ through teak ownership with an investment of as little as $29,900. Learn more about teak here.
|A horseback ride to the teak plantation at Gran Pacifica|
Due to various circumstances, some current property owners are unable to wait for the Nicaragua rebound. What this means for forward-thinking individuals is that prime home lots are available for resale in some of the most sought-after neighborhoods at Gran Pacifica, some home sites starting at only $20,000. Also, a home with pool, great landscaping and three bedrooms built for $319,000. Owners listed for $239,000 ready for immediate move-in and use. Explore the value opportunities here.
This is a very exciting time with the expansion of the Gran Pacifica Resort. Our activity and continued investment demonstrates our strong commitment to the community even during a difficult time in the country.
Our property owners, residents, visitors, and employees are our #1 priority, and we are dedicated to sustaining a solid foundation for all Gran Pacifica stakeholders. By remaining open and engaged in the tourism economy, we are moving forward anticipating the bright future that will be here in Nicaragua again. We hope you, too, decide to become a part of the Gran Pacifica community.
Holly and Alejandro have a few community service projects in the pipeline and are asking for your help! They are currently fundraising US$1,550 for the following projects:
- Water pump for a local town that is currently without water
- Laptops and school supplies for local schools in California, Rosario, El Zapote, San Bartolo, Los Roas and Los Lopez.
If you’d like to contribute to these life-changing causes, please contact us right now.
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