Thinking about relocating to Nicaragua? But not sure if life in Central America is for you? Interested in some insider’s insight and “feet on the ground” experience?
We’re super excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with our good friends Debbie Bruin and Bastin Vrancken from Together Tours and are now offering Relocation & Retirement Tours.
Together we’ve designed a comprehensive 9-day ALL INCLUSIVE tour that will show you what your life could be like living in Nicaragua.
Our tour takes you to the three most popular expat inhabited areas in Nicaragua. You’ll visit two colonial cities – Granada and Leon. Then you’ll spend some time in the colorful beach town of San Juan del Sur.
In each city we visit you will receive a comprehensive orientation and tour of town.
- VISIT local markets and shops
- LEARN about different social activities and volunteer programs
- SEE examples of real estate and rentals in differing price ranges
Our itinerary also includes a fun and relaxing group excursion in each city.
Who You’ll Meet & What You’ll Learn
On this tour we’ll introduce you to trusted real estate agents, reputable lawyers and subject matter experts who will provide you with information on the following topics:
- Health care
- Importation of household goods & vehicles
- Long term rentals
- Real Estate & land purchases
- And much more!
We’ll also introduce you to other expats who have already made the move to Nicaragua.
SCHEDULED TOUR DATES
February 11 – 19, 2017
March 18 – 26, 2017
August 5 – 13, 2017
All tours include the following:
– Three meals per day
– Quality accommodations
– Airport shuttle & ground transportation
– Guided tours & excursions
– Designated In Nica Now English speaking host
– 24 hour support during your trip
Tours do not include international airfare, tourist visas, alcoholic drinks and tips.
Double Occupancy – $1490 USD per person
Single Occupancy – $1780 USD per person
A 10% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation. Remaining balance is due 6 weeks prior to tour start date.
To reserve space on one of our upcoming tours click here to complete our online inquiry form.
Once we’ve received your form we will contact you to schedule a Skype call so we can introduce ourselves and provide additional information about the tour and our booking process.
We are also happy to answer any questions you may have at that time.
WE LOOK FORWARD SHARING OUR LOVE OF NICARAGUA WITH YOU!
Have a question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Relocation & Retirement Tours” in the subject line.
After writing Creepy Crawly Critters Common To Nicaragua guest blogger Kevin Keegan was reminded of two other very annoying critters that commonly share their unwanted presence with those who live or visit Nicaragua.
One would be the seemingly innocuous ant and the other a great deal scarier than many other pests; the mosquito.
Ants are not unique to Nicaragua. Like any other place on earth, small ants, big ants, red ants and black ants can be seen marching one by one or two by two along a path they’ve made familiar through our houses.
If not deterred, ants will waltz in foot loose and fancy free just like they own the place.
Ants just being ants don’t make them any less disgusting. We can clean our homes until our hearts content and hope the geckos take care of them, but if not stopped they will keep coming.
The traditional method of extermination is always an option to rid your home of these pesky critters, but many people prefer more environmentally friendly methods of pest control.
These few of many natural methods found online have provided numerous people with alternatives to effectively deter or rid ants from their home.
- Wash floors and counters with white vinegar and water
- Spray or spread peppermint oil around doors and windows
- Strategically place mixed paste of borax, sugar and water at entry points
- Spray cinnamon oil around windows, doors and baseboards.
Like most aspects of living abroad, finding the ant deterrent that works for you can be a fun and interesting adventure in itself.
It’s the female of the species that feeds on the blood of a host in order to develop and nourish her eggs which she will lay every three days. As the Mom-to-be requires a belly full of blood before resting and laying her eggs, she will continue to sting, moving from host to host until full. This indiscriminate biting makes it easy to understand how diseases can be spread.
With slight variations, the symptoms of these three diseases may appear very similar; fever, headaches, joint/muscle pain and skin rash. While recipients of Dengue and Zika may experience nausea and vomiting, those with the Zika virus may also experience conjunctivitis or red eyes.
As there is no vaccine available to prevent these debilitating diseases, personal prevention measures are highly stressed.
Precautions may include applying mosquito repellent containing; Deet, pacaridin, IR 3535, oil of lemon, eucalyptus and paramenthane – diol products are said to provide long lasting protection.
If your accommodations have doors and windows without screens it best to keep them closed at dusk, especially during rainy season. Sleeping with a floor fan at the foot of the bed is another way to prevent mosquito bites. For added protection hang a mosquito net over the bed.
Although many of those contracting the Zika virus will not display any symptoms, it may not prevent the spread of the virus. It has also been suggested that the Zika virus can be transmitted from person to person and cause complications in pregnant women.
The spread of mosquito borne diseases is not a matter to be taken lightly by anyone. Please take precautions and enjoy your vacation!
After enjoying many years of cold Canadian winters in a small community in Southern Alberta working cattle then owning and operating two small businesses, Kevin along with his wife Loretta, now call San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua home for several months of the year.
Figuring they would need to fund their life in a new country, Kevin took several writing courses and obtained certification to teach English as a foreign language, specifically business English. Finding the enjoyment in researching and writing on a variety of topics, Kevin now writes blogs and articles for various clients. Check out Kevin’s full bio here.