The holiday season is fast approaching us. While everyone up north is putting up Christmas trees and shoveling snow, down here in Nicaragua we’re getting ready for the holiday season in our own way.
Starting on Christmas Eve, and going almost non-stop until the New Year, guests and residents will experience a whole host of activities planned at Gran Pacifica. From a volleyball tournament, to music trivia, to salsa dance lessons, we’ve got a full calendar of events for those residents and guests who are enjoying their holiday season at Gran Pacifica this year.
On a national scale, more good news keeps rolling out of Nicaragua. The country was recently recognized as a world leader in gender equality, as well as getting recognized by the IMF for its strong economic growth. A multitude of construction projects are slated for 2017, including two new shopping centers, one along the road from Managua to Masaya, and one in Managua, in the neighborhood of Villa Fontana. 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Nicaragua.
(Speaking of excitement in 2017, big things are coming to Gran Pacifica next year. You’ll want to keep your ears open for some major announcements from us once the new year rolls around. That’s all I’ll say for now, but keep in mind, a wave is gaining strength at Gran Pacifica, and we’d like you to be a part of it.)
The holidays are a great time to come together, and we look forward to staff, residents and guests all coming together this season, enjoying themselves, and connecting with one another at the beautiful grounds and perfect weather at Gran Pacifica. For all of you here on Nicaragua for your holiday season at Gran Pacifica, you can look forward to the many wonderful, family-friendly activities we have planned. And for those of you spending your holiday season elsewhere, I wish you a great time with family and friends.
Happy Holidays to all!
Until next time,
Chairman and CEO
~ Testimonials ~
"Michael Cobb, you have truly brought ethical behavior to an elevated level. Nine years ago when I was negotiating with you on lot 84A I asked about the houses in the area in front of us and you replied we were the first lots in our area that were permitted to have two stories . That was important to Tom and I as we wanted to preserve our view. Last year when the lot across the street was resold and building plans started, I asked Kent Payne to check and see that only a one story house was allowed on the lot. To my surprise, this was not the case. I prayed they would not build a two story house. Yesterday Tom was informed by Kent that as the house plans on the lot across were of the two story variety, you had offered to trade their lot for a more expensive and valuable lot in order to honor your word! The Cinco Amigos thank you for your ethics in a country in which many other developers have taken the easy way to their own destruction and to the harm of many others. You have raised the bar and we all appreciate your honor. I am proud to be associated with Gran Pacifica and with you."
Connie Orlandini, Gran Pacifica Property Owner
"ECI is just a solid, wholesome company. You meet the founders, and the people, and they're just happy. You know anything Mike Cobb tells you, you can take to the bank. It's like your brother telling you, or even better. This is my first trip to Gran Pacifica, and it just feels like home the moment you get here. Very comfortable, just like old time United States. It has the sense of community that people lost in the US, and I think that's the most important thing. You really can't put a dollar value on it, but you know it when you see it, and it's here.
Coming from a construction background, I can see that everything here is built to last, and there are a lot of little details that were thought of. Looking at the growth here, it really seems to be a solid investment, and it's also just such a great atmosphere. It's hard to put words to. It's really the whole mix of things, trustworthy, common sense people, great climate, real community, and sensible growth. Mike Cobb is a person with a dream, and he's really making that dream happen here. That's something you don't find every day."
John Fultz, ECI Shareholder