Living in Nicaragua
Granada is located on the northwest shore of Lake Nicaragua. Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America, and Granada is the oldest city in Central America.
The population of Granada is about 115,000 people. The expat population is estimated to be around 2,000 people, but many live outside the city. Granada is home to the largest expat population living in Nicaragua.
Nearly everything you could want in Granada is located within three blocks of the central park, making the city an almost ideal retirement village. And nearby are great outdoor recreational activities.
Granada is about a 45-minute drive from the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua. I don’t care for Managua, but it has an enormous market where you can buy just about anything at incredibly cheap prices. Managua also has an excellent hospital with very affordable health care. Many expats living in Nicaragua have private medical insurance with this hospital.
Nicaragua is said to be the safest country in Central America. The days of the Sandinistas, Contras, and American CIA are long gone. But many people are still unaware of that, so Nicaragua remains uncrowded and a good value.
Granada Video Trailer
The video below is the trailer for our 62-minute Granada Nicaragua video. The full video includes interviews with eight expats, describing what it’s like living in Granada and living in Nicaragua in general.
You can find lots of photos, videos and blogs about Granada, but our video is the best way to find out what it’s really like to live there. And it could be even better than visiting, if you don’t easily ask people you’ve just met everything you want to know about where they live.
Granada Video Details
Run time: 62 minutes
Resolution: 1280×720 HD
Download Size: 1.7 GB
Chapters: • Introduction • Cost of Living • Food • Eating Out • Shopping • Things to Do • Speaking Spanish • People and Culture • Safety • Medical Care • Transportation • Hotels and Hostels • Rentals • Homes for Sale • Communications • Volunteer Opportunities • Final advice
Expats: Darrell Bushnell • Lilly Filipow • Carlos Gutierrez • Rolien Kappen • Helen Korengold • Jim Lynch • Carol Lynch • Bertina Mensinck • Warren Ogden