What to Expect

Expect the unexpected in Nicaragua!

Wonderful Locals
Nicaragua is the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere but the people are warm, welcoming and grateful for what they have. It is the safest country in Central America according to statistic,s and has many laws which are similar to North American laws, such as distracted driving laws (no cell use while driving), mandatory seatbelt use for front seated passengers, etc.

Street Addresses
Finding your way around is a challenge, as there are few addresses and almost no street names. For instance, our office address in Chinandega is: Pali, 2.5 Cuadra oeste, which translates to: find the grocery store "Pali" and go 2.5 blocks west. There are no numbers on buildings, but there are sometimes signs.

The Pan-American highway is a great road, shared by every mode of transportation imaginable. Don't be in a hurry, and be wary at night for roaming livestock. Best to let us drive you on your first visit.

Internet and Mobile Technology
Cell phone and internet service are readily available in Nicaragua and much cheaper than in North America. Our recommendation is to bring your "unlocked" smartphone and get a local "SIM" card here. If you let us know in advance what kind of SIM card your phone takes, we will have it waiting for you upon arrival at the front desk of your hotel. We will send you the number in advance of your trip, so you can share it as your contact number.

Phone calls to North America are cheap and you can also get data for $1.50 per day, so emails, texting and keeping in touch with friends and family is easy. You can also purchase a local cell phone in Nicaragua, starting at $15 dollars if you wish, for calls or texting.

expect the unexpected in Nicaragua!

Nicaragua has miles of stunning coastline, two large freshwater lakes, 29 volcanoes (7 active) , very hot areas and cooler mountain climates. Literally there is something for everyone.

Nicaragua has 2 seasons: hot and dry, and hot and wet. Rainy season usually starts in May and ends in October. November and December are very green and lush months with rain sometimes at night. The driest and hottest months are March and April. In the rainy season there are more mosquitoes, so best check with your health provider for advice on mosquito borne ailments, some of which can be serious. A good hat, sunglasses, airflow clothing, sunscreen and lots of water is advised in the dry months.

NicaraguaRelocation.com Tours

Our groups are usually met in the morning the day after you arrive at your hotel. Depending on the group size, the transport will be in a microbus or sedan car. If in the microbus, there will be a very experienced driver and a fully bilingual guide for the entire journey. The sedan car will have a fully bilingual guide driving the car. Both vehicles are stocked with cold purified water, juices and snacks. Meal stops and hotel accommodations will be pre-arranged and booked prior to your arrival. Tour cost include your hotel and meals. Most hotels include a hearty breakfast. Our guides will help you decipher the local menus according to your palate. We encourage you to try all of the local fare and immerse yourself in the culture. This knowledge will be helpful if you decide to retire or invest in Nicaragua.

expect the unexpected in Nicaragua!

Custom Tours

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Once you have decided to live in Nicaragua, we will help you with the next steps. Whether you want to buy an existing home or build a new one, we can guide you in the right direction!

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Nicaragua is a wonderful country, but there are a lot of people who could really use your help. There are so many worthwhile projects - from schools, to orphanages, to town water projects...

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