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.
The municipality of Villa El Carmen and Gran Pacifica work together in the construction of the Roberto Clemente III Clinic.
Thanks to the partnerships being created in Nicaragua, hundreds of families who reside in rural communities in the Villa El Carmen municipality, will have free access to medical care from the new Roberto Clemente III Clinic, which has just been constructed in the San Diego region. Read More>>
Follow up Story: Elkin Fonseca Zapata
Long time friends of Gran Pacifica Resort may remember the journey of Elkin Zapata and his Grandmother, when 10 years ago, they traveled to the United States so that Elkin could receive a very special operation. Since the story is so heartwarming, we thought it deserved to be told again.
Mercedes Somarriba "Coming Home"
Mercedes Somarriba has finally returned to her native Nicaraguan home, and is very happy to be back. More importantly, after all her time away, she can now give back to her country and its’ people. This story will walk you through her life’s journey, which inevitably, led her home again.
Living in another country is a very exciting prospect. Probably one of the most apprehensive parts of living in another country is the physical distance it creates between you and your loved ones. This is a big barrier for living abroad for many people. However, staying connected with loved ones is not something you will need to worry about while living in Nicaragua at Gran Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort
Visit Nicaragua, "the land of lakes and volcanoes," for the region's most prominent ecotourism opportunities
The country's cultivation of ecotourism hasn’t required any major overhauls in existing ways of life nor in its ecological features, inviting more authentic, genuinely sustainable travel experiences. Whether you are climbing mountains, hiking the cloud forests, or taking in oceanic vistas, Nicaragua will not disappoint.
For those who call Nicaragua home, Gran Pacifica’s most recent projects make an incredibly positive impact on the local community. This past month has seen partnerships between Gran Pacifica, the Villa El Carmen municipality, and the Rotary Club of Western Pennsylvania raise the quality of living for many in the San Diego region.
The completion of the Roberto Clemente III Clinic was one such remarkable development. Over five hundred families in the area will now have unprecedented access to healthcare. Mayor Denis Espinoza spoke of the improvement during the cheerful ribbon-cutting ceremony, “This clinic will resolve many problems for pregnant women, children, and working men, among others, who need medical attention and live in places that are far away from any health center.”
One resident in particular is grateful to see improvements to his community’s access to medical care. Elkin Fonseca Zapata understands just how important these services can be for those in need. Ten years ago, Elkin received an emergency tracheotomy. This was due to an accident that left him wearing a metal tracheostomy tube, which made normal breathing and speaking extremely difficult. However, with the help of innerCHANGE Associates International, a pediatric surgeon with Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Gran Pacifica Resort, Elkin received a very rare, specialized airway surgery that was only available at the Children's Airway and Voice Center in Pittsburgh. Elkin returned home with many new friends and experiences he says he will never forget.
The opportunity to return home to beautiful Nicaragua was one Mercedes Somarriba couldn’t pass up. Mercedes’ life journey led her from Nicaragua to Costa Rica and Canada then back to her home. Her story is filled with unparalleled perseverance. Mercedes now works in Gran Pacifica’s accounting department, taking full advantage of the beautiful ocean vistas.
For many, traveling can mean difficulties keeping in touch with loved ones. Imagine Elkin or Mercedes’ journeys without the ability to update their families. Luckily, Gran Pacifica Resort has world class telecommunications infrastructure. You’ll never miss a big moment (or a breathtaking Nicaraguan sunset) with the many modern developments in technology.
Until next time,
"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