Dear Readers,

With the multitude of positive lifestyle developments happening constantly in Nicaragua, we sometimes forget to highlight that Nicaragua is a traveler’s paradise. Well, this past month specifically, the internet has been abuzz with news of the many ways in which Nicaragua is the perfect travel destination.

One man, Gunnar Garfors, has recently been gaining popularity for being the youngest person ever to visit all 198 countries in the world. Upon completing his journey, he created a short list of his favorite 12 countries. You probably won’t be surprised to know that Nicaragua made the list. He was drawn in by Nicaragua’s “legendary surf spots, incredible diving opportunities, and stunning nature.”

Nicaragua is also a great destination for those looking to discover their inner artist. Julia Eskins, of the prominent travel magazine Afar, recently talked about why “Nicaragua has become a rite of passage for today’s creative types.” The country is full of natural and cultural beauty, from its many volcanoes to its colonial towns. In addition, culture is steeped into the Nicaraguan society, being the heritage to such famous poets as Ruben Dario, and hosting such esteemed events as the International Poetry Festival of Granada on an annual basis. If you’re looking to inspire your inner artist, Nicaragua is the place to visit.

Finally, Nicaragua has a way of attracting those people who care the most, the type of people who want to spread compassion throughout the world. If you’re someone for whom volunteerism is important, you will find many kindred spirits while in Nicaragua. The country itself is home to some of the kindest and most caring people you’ll ever meet, and these good vibes draw in others. Nicaragua was recently visited by Brad Corrigan, of the renowned band Dispatch, to do a concert for the people of the Nueva Vida trash dump community. This was done through his non-profit Love, Light + Melody, as well as with the local organization, Beauty for Ashes. It was an inspiring event and everyone there enjoyed the live show.

Whether you’re looking for a world-class vacation opportunity, to discover your inner artist, or to make the world a better place, a trip to Nicaragua is exactly what you’re looking for. I look forward to seeing you here on your next journey.

Until next time,






Michael Cobb
Chairman and CEO
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"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."

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