July 2016 Newsletter

Come visit Nicaragua! You’ll be amazed by the geography, the people, the business opportunities, and the culture. This is a bountiful, beautiful, fun and safe country. If you’ve been to Nicaragua you know this already. If not, perhaps now is the time to experience it yourself.


Nicaragua News July 2016

Dear Readers,

I have been living in Nicaragua for the past 14 years now, and truly love this country. It’s a great place to live, do business, and to raise a family. I’ve grown comfortable here over the years. But, I certainly wasn’t always as comfortable as I am now. The first few years living in Nicaragua came with their fair share of cultural hurdles to overcome. Most expats will agree; moving to a new country is a slightly scary, though incredibly exciting and rewarding experience. That is why this month’s issue of The Nicaragua Newsletter is all about the expat experience.

First you’ll see an article that explores what expats are really like, with incites from real expats. It includes contributors who live not just in Nicaragua, but other Central American nations as well. Then find a good way to make friends and connect with fellow expats while in Nicaragua, or any foreign nation for that matter. A professional surfer tells her story, accompanied by gorgeous footage of her carving the waves of Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast.

Oh, and of course there’s an article about recent economic expansion in Nicaragua. It’s hard not to include a story like this in our newsletters, as Nicaragua is a country on the move. And of course, it will make potential expats rest a little easier knowing the economy of their potential new home is ever expanding.

Enjoy the newsletter. If you find yourself inspired by some of the articles in here, and decide you’d like to come visit Nicaragua, or maybe even make moves towards living here, feel free to contact me. I love sharing my experiences here in Nicaragua with others, and know you’ll love experiencing this wonderful country for yourself.

Until Next time,

Michael Cobb
Chairman and CEO
Contact me

~ 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 





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  Some interesting articles from the past
June 2016
16 Reasons to Bring Your Toddler to Nicaragua
Nicaragua is an excellent place for family vacations, even for very young children.
June 2016
Biomass Plant Opened in Nicaragua
A Nicaragua-based renewable energy firm recently opened a 38-MW biomass plant in San Rafael del Sur, which will be able to supply 5% of the country’s electricity.
May 2016
South Korea Invests in Solar Energy in Rural Nicaragua
The South Korean government and the Nicaraguan government will together be investing $36.6 million to provide ...
May 2016
Nicaragua Prepares for More Cruise Ships
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