The bulk of foreign investment into the real estate and tourism sectors in Nicaragua is focused on the south western corner of the country with its dramatic geography, rich biodiversity, good surfing and cooling lake and ocean breezes.
Nicaragua has a beautiful, untouched Pacific coastline with dramatic cliffs, rocky outcrops and buffs contrasting with secluded sandy covers and inlets. You can find beautiful sunsets, great in-shore fishing, world-class surfing waves, turtle sanctuaries and rich biodiversity. Many compare the coastline with parts of Californian or with Costa Rica.
We have catalogued over 90 developments on the Pacific coast marketing to foreign buyers. The majority of these lie between Astillero bay and the Costa Rican border. The emergence of the fishing village of San Juan del Sur as a pivotal centre for investment and tourism on the Pacific Coast is underway. San Juan del Sur has so much going for it that we've created a special Insider Guide to the best neighborhoods. The guide is part of our Insider Tips Series, which you can subscribe to here.
A little further up the coast line you'll find an area known as the Pacific Tola Riviera, home to a series of major real estate developments. Two of the most famous surf breaks in the country - Colorado and Popoyo - are located here.
The Central Pacific Coast, located due west of the capital city, is the closest part of the coast to the international airport. This area will soon feature three championship golf courses: a Tommy Haugen course (first 9 holes completed), one by Jack Nicklaus and a third by Mike Young.
Laguna de Apoyo, an impossibly beautiful crater lake where verdant slopes rich with biodiversity plunge into crystal clear cerulean waters is emerging as a key real estate location. Overhead, ancient leaves rustle, eagles soar and monkeys howl.
But our listings of lake and mountain real estate would not be complete without mentioning the rich, cool, coffee growing areas of Apanas, Matagalpa and Jinotega in Nicaragua's central highlands or the islands (or "isletas") for sale on Lake Nicaragua. Three hundred and sixty-five isletas rich in fauna and flora offer investors the opportunity of owning their own tropical island paradise - all under 3 km from Granada.