The Funky Beach Town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

The Funky Beach Town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Situated on Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast, San Juan del Sur is a funky beach town—with around 1,500 expats from all over the world. Stroll through town, and you’ll see colorful buildings of all different sizes flanking the ocean. They house surf shops, bakeries, beach clothing stores, hotels and hostels, from basic to top-dollar. Buy hand-made jewelry from artists from every continent. Take a swim in the beautiful bay; watch the multi-colored sunset.

Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Matagalpa, Nicaragua

The cool-weather mountain city of Matagalpa is one of Nicaragua’s undiscovered gems. This affordable expat haven, in the heart of coffee country, is home to 300 to 400 expats—mostly American and Canadian. A couple can live here for $1,200 a month. For $300 a month you can find a three-bedroom, two-bath house with garage and backyard. For $400 you’ll feed a family for a month, and $75 will cover your utilities for a month.

Where is Nicaragua?

Where is Nicaragua?

Nicaragua is located in the Western hemisphere, and is the largest of the seven Central American nations by land area—covering approximately 50,000 square miles. Nicaragua shares borders on the north with Honduras and the south with Costa Rica, and the country has coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea...