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 November 2016

Dear Readers,

There’s been a lot happening in Nicaragua lately. As the holiday season unfolds in the States, so too are holidays unfolding in Nicaragua. Take, for instance, the festival of Los Aguoizotes in Masaya, Nicaragua’s answer to Halloween. This unique festival is a celebration of Nicaraguan folklore, with residents and citizens from all over the country coming and dressing in the most terrifying costumes they can, often inspired by Nicaraguan folklore. This festival is an incredibly unique experience, something visitors to Nicaragua should be a part of if they are ever in the country during this time.

Of course, once the festivities are over, progress continues to roll on in Nicaragua. A new trade deal was recently signed between Nicaragua and South Korea, Movistar expanded their services, and the first annual conference on Agroecology was held in Managua. Nicaragua can also look forward to an influx of bright young minds, as the country was recently recognized as one of the top 10 destinations for international internships in the world.

At Gran Pacifica, we have had much going on as well. Gran Pacifica recently partnered with Chair the Love to donate over 100 wheelchairs to people in the San Diego community surrounding Gran Pacifica, as well as in Managua.

By the way, I won’t give away too many details right now, but I’d like to announce that big changes are coming to Gran Pacifica. A wave is picking up strength. You’ll want to hop on this wave now.

I’d encourage all of you to come and experience this magical land for yourselves. Enjoy the tranquil, relaxed attitude here, while simultaneously going out and engaging in some of the many thrilling and exciting activities the country has to offer, such as surfing and volcano boarding. If you’re looking for a good place to get ideas on what to do and where to go while in Nicaragua, the Gran Pacifica blog is a great place to start. And of course, Gran Pacifica is an excellent place to stay or just spend a day while in Nicaragua, offering high quality amenities, a wonderful on-site restaurant, a golf course, and a gorgeous, 3.5 mile-long beach.

I look forward to seeing you all down here sometime very soon.

Until next time,

Michael Cobb
Chairman and CEO
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~ 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