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July Updates 2019

July Updates


Its rainbow season thanks to the rains!!

What’s Happening

Corporate Retreats and Destination Weddings

Why not plan your next corporate retreat or destination wedding in Nicaragua where your dollar buys you a lot more!  There are many options in the San Juan del Sur area to host corporate retreats or destination events of any type along with event coordinators that will help you pull it off seamlessly with a big bang for your buck!  Just ask and we will be happy to introduce you to the right coordinator or location perfect for your needs so you can take advantage of the huge discounts currently offered.

Need a vehicle?

I would like to introduce you to Walter who has helped many of our clients, including myself, buy good quality used vehicles and repair services!  As a foreigner who has felt ripped off by auto mechanics especially because I’m a female, I finally felt like I received quality repairs at a reasonable price!  AND THE BEST PART IS NO LANGUAGE BARRIER – Walter speaks excellent English!  He patiently explained to me what was wrong and gave me options on replacement parts.  The best way to reach him is via WhatsApp +505-8811-3186 or his Facebook page.

Want to ship your stuff to Nicaragua?

Several clients have recommended Marjorie Freer, located in Managua, to handle the entire shipping process of your household items.  She will give you advice about packing, shipping, the costs, inspections, taxes, etc.

📞+505-8886-6266 on WhatsApp or 📧

Sending money to Nicaragua

Testimonial for sending money:

Natalie : hi … so you know for other Canadian clients of yours… Worldremit was simple to sign up. But for $1,000 or more, you have to give lots of financial information (for money laundering regulations) stuff like copy of passport etc.  But less than $1,000 nothing is needed – it is like a debit only from the Canadian acct to a Nica account at Bancentro from what I can see… For Canadians the only two banks right now to use are RBC or TD … works for me as I have an account at TD… you put in like $995  Cdn and it says you will be debited like $998.75 and gives you a decent rate in USD that will be transferred… wow… very simple and if it works as you say with no cost at the Bancentro end a game changer for stupid bank wires which cost so much money from sending end and also at the Nica bank side also….Best regards : 10 year Canadian Home Owner

And at Banpro you can deposit a check from a foreign bank into a savings account and the fee is 2.5% of the value of the check.  If you write a check for $1,000 the fee is $25 and it normally takes 25 days to clear the bank.

La Santa Maria

La Santa Maria now has a rent to own, or try before you buy program! With a $7,500 fully refundable deposit  and monthly payments as low as $995 plus utilities you can enjoy the convenience of being only 4 blocks to the beach, no power or water outages, fully equipped gym, infinity edge pool, club house, children’s play area, covered parking, and 24 hour security.   The rental program has a minimum 6 months to maximum 36 months to pay it off, if you like it!  Receive 10-20% off the total purchase price if you pay it off within 6-12 months.  Ask me for me details!

A Picture Says 1000 Words

Discover’s in house photographer offers professional services at affordable prices! Packages start at $75, and you will receive high quality digital files of the color retouched and edited photos. Using these photos, we will update your listing to make it stand out amongst the others and you are free to also use the photos in other publicity.


Looking for a long-term or a short-term rental for your next vacation or looking for someone to promote your property for rent?  Check out our rentals page on our website.  Here is one of our favorite 3 bedroom short term or vacation rental right on the edge of town so you do not need a rental car!

Casa Brisas Living Room

Nice email from an important Nicaraguan business associate:

I admire your stamina and resilience Natalie. Nicaraguans have much to thank you for.

Best regards


*Raul F Calvet

Calvet & Asociados

New Partnership!

In addition to Discover Real Estate, I am officially the representative in southwestern Nicaragua for 7th Heaven Properties. They are dedicated to real estate sales in the entire Caribbean and Central America market.   We have been updating their current listings for Nicaragua and adding several new ones from my Discover listings.  With this, I will be able to help you buy properties in other areas outside Nicaragua!  Check out their website and let me know if you want information on any of the listings you see in or out of Nicaragua or check out my favorite listing if you have ever dreamed of owning an equestrian estate!

Yellow Fever Vaccinations!

If you are traveling from any of these countries, and you are traveling to Nicaragua, you must have a certificate proving you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever or you will be denied entry into Nicaragua!!!

Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Panamá, Venezuela, Paraguay and Perú. The restriction also applies to all African countries, except the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Sao Tome, Principe, and Somalia.

The certificate must be by the registered health authority of the country of origin and must be valid for at least 11 days prior to entering Nicaragua. For more information, click here.

For more articles, photos, videos, and important information about Nicaragua, visit our Facebook page!

This month’s postings include:

  • Building a Tiny Town to Grow Old Together
  • Testimonials about the wonderful people of Nicaragua
  • Restaurant delivery service
  • Happy clients who purchased their dream property from Discover
  • Available Rentals including Commercial Spaces
  • The new air-conditioned border crossing from Costa Rica
  • Environmental friendly products
  • More airline flights
  • Bethany Hamilton surfing in Nicaragua
  • Wrangler Jeans bringing 7,000 jobs to Nicaagua
  • Nicaragua Youth Trips

Featured Listings

Below are just a “FEW” of our almost 300 listings!

Go to to see more!

Type reduced or bargain or whatever you are looking for in the key word box and quickly find all the properties that match!

Condo Living in the Center Of San Juan Del Sur

The Plaza 2 Bedroom Condo at Park Avenue Villas

Very rare in town condos for sale!!!  One and Two Bedroom Condos available at Park Avenue Villas, an 8 unit boutique condo building in the center of San Juan del Sur. Located on the hillside, this property features some of the best views of the bay, and is a great place to sit back and enjoy spectacular nightly sunsets.  The center of the building hosts a courtyard pool, with ample seating surrounding it. A bathroom is conveniently located close to the pool, as well as an outdoor shower for those who visit the beach to rise away any sand.  Upstairs, a common area balcony allows those residents on the first floor to enjoy the fabulous ocean views. Ceiling fans keep the air circulating, and blinds provide privacy. Laundry facilities are also onsite, and their use is included in the monthly HOA fees.  The 1 and 2 bedroom units are being sold furnished, making them ready for move in, and the prime central location gives them great rental potential. Owner financing will be considered with a down payment of 40%.

Prices range from $105,000-$175,000

Casa Del Soul – 6 Bedroom Luxury House in Pacific Marlin

Casa del Soul

Casa del Soul is a 3 story, 6 bedroom house located in the gated Pacific Marlin development, in San Juan del Sur. Featuring incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, the house is currently used as a bed and breakfast with excellent rankings on Trip Advisor, and was featured on House Hunters International.  The first floor of the 4500 ft² house has a large kitchen, dining area, and a guest bathroom. It opens up to the pool deck and large pool where you’ll find an outdoor dining area and bar. There is also a bedroom and bathroom at the back of this floor. The second floor has 2 bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and a balcony. The third floor is a master suite that is completely independent from the rest of the house. It has a kitchen, living room, dining area, and small office area. An efficiency apartment is located at the back of the house, and a caretaker’s residence can be found below the pool. The variety of separate suites and living arrangements gives the house great rental potential.

$499,000 reduced from $975,000!

Paradise Bay Ocean Front lots available for as low as $140,000 and ocean view for as low as $49,000 – HUGE DISCOUNTS AND OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!  Ask for details!!

Purchase or Trade Opportunity for a Custom Built House

Rancho Papayal Custom Built House

Will Trade for land, or house and land, for their horses!  Beautiful 2 bedroom custom built house for sale (or trade) in Rancho Papayal, just 15 minutes north of San Juan del Sur. This spectacular home enjoys 260° views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains. You won’t tire of the incredible sunsets you’ll see every night.  The hilltop home is located on a ½ acre lot, surrounded by nature. Relax all year around in the covered outdoor living space and listen to the birds and howler monkeys in this tranquil setting.


Licensed Restaurant in Central San Juan Del Sur

El Cielo Bargain Investment

Great opportunity to own the fully furnished El Cielo Resto Lounge. This investment bargain is uniquely located on a lot with a large yard and pool in the center of San Juan del Sur.  The restaurant caters to all, with a “sandy beach” area, a pool, a covered area, a bar, and a dance floor creating a great atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. The current menu is Argentinian based. This business comes with unlimited potential! Current contract with the landowner is renegotiable. The sale includes the liquor license and all the other required permits to run as a fully functional bar and restaurant.

$14,000 reduced from $50,000

Las Escadas – Comfortable Apartments in a Convenient Location

Las Escadas

Las Escadas is a development at the entrance to San Juan del Sur, offering comfortable, open floor plan apartments and great amenities. Conveniently located just 2 km from the center of town, this is an ideal space for someone looking to escape the busyness of town, yet still be within a close proximity to the amenities. This also gives the development’s apartments great rental potential.  Units are available as 1 bedroom studios, 2 bedroom apartments, and 2 bedroom 2 story townhouses.

Prices range between $59,900 to $250,900, with owner financing options available.

Ocean View Lot in Gated Development Minutes from San Juan Del Sur

Los Miradores Lot

This ocean view lot is located in the Los Miradores development. This is a well sought after development due to its proximity to San Juan del Sur and amazing views of the nearby bays.  Los Miradores is a great place; the development is moderately sized with only 29 home sites in total. This is a safe and secure community. The land is ready for you to begin your dream home; it has all utilities and paved roads.

$60,000 reduced from $85,000

Lomas De Miramar 4 Bedroom House


Lomas de Miramar House

Lomas de Miramar is a residential development that has 12 luxury homes with panoramic views of the bay of San Juan del Sur. Located on the road to Playa Maderas, you can easily take a shuttle or a motorcycle to surf on the best beach in this beautiful area.  The house has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Enjoy incredible ocean views from the pool deck, or inside from the various large windows. There is a parking area, sufficient for multiple vehicles, a service area, and ceramic around the pool. The building area is 228 m² of luxury. The residential has 24 hour security, double potable water service and wells.

$360,000 reduced from $415,000

Cala Azul – Residential Lots | Condos | Commercial Space


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Cala Azul is the perfect place to buy a lot and build your dream home or buy one of the soon to be constructed condominiums or townhouses and have easy access to all the amenities of the new Marina project!!

Lot prices from $175,000 to $425,000

Los Miradores Lot 26 – Hill Top Ocean Views 5 Minutes from Town

Los Miradores Lot 26

Lot 26 is located at the top of Los Miradores, an upscale development only five minutes from town. Homes here average $300K+. Size of this property is 2900v2 / 2041m2, almost completely flat, with a few large old trees for character. Key assets of this property are the ocean views (multiple bays), it’s the last lot (plenty of privacy).  Besides the paved development road for easy access, features also include both City Water & a Backup Well, along with power already to the lot.

$44,000 reduced from $75,000

Villa Tamarindo Beach Front House on Playa Marsella


Enjoy living the grand life in this huge beachfront estate, Villa Tamarindo, on Playa Marsella with 29.62 meters or 318.71 feet of ocean frontage, 300 square meter house gives you plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the beach life. There’s space for relaxing in hammocks, kids playing, and adults visiting and having sunset margaritas all at the same time. Imagine your friends and family in one of the Pacific coast’s beachfront luxury homes enjoying vacation together. Watch the waves roll in while relaxing in your pool, surrounded by beautiful garden areas. The large property is meticulously landscaped incorporating palm trees, fruit trees, and fresh herbs.

$950,000 reduced from $1,395,000

Casa Del Mar Beachfront House for Sale In San Juan Del Sur

Casa del Mar Beachfront House

Casa del Mar is perfect for business!  A 6 bedroom beachfront house located two and a half blocks north of the Restaurant El Timon in San Juan del Sur. The recently remodeled house previously operated as a hostel with a bar and restaurant. It features 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, storage area, and 2 terraces. The great downtown location makes Casa del Mar the perfect place to run a business. There is also room for modification, with space to build a second floor, which would allow for views of the entire bay. Whether it be a small hotel, or a bar and restaurant, this house has unlimited potential!

$279,000 reduced from $449,000

Ocean View Lot 36 for Sale at Playa Yankee

Playa Yankee Lot 36

Playa Yankee Lot 36 is a beautiful ocean view lot, located just 1.3km from the beach. The 1,116 m² property features electrical and (well) water connections at the front, making it ready to build. The entire property features a panoramic view of the ocean and mountains.  Located just behind the lot is Casa Orquídea del Sur, one of the most popular rental houses in the area. This house provides a proven rental income potential for this area of Playa Yankee. This property is the perfect location for a surf house, as a second floor would allow residents to see the wave conditions down at the beach.

$50,000 reduced from $85,000

Lot 11 in Paradise Bay with Views from Costa Rica to San Juan Del Sur


Lot #11 in Paradise Bay is the perfect triangle shaped residential lot with access from two roads.  This lot is priced to sell and it has amazing views from Costa Rica and north toward the statue of Jesus in Pacific Marlin and San Juan del Sur.  With 1,517 sq. meters or approximately 1/3 of an acre, you have plenty of space to build the home of your dreams or vacation rental house.

$55,000 reduced from $98.000

Playa Coco Beachfront Townhome 17 – For Sale


Playa Coco Beachfront Townhome Yard

This modern and fully equipped beachfront townhome is located directly on Nicaragua’s pearl of a beach Playa el Coco. Playa Coco Townhomes offers the perfect place to relax with family and friends!  The 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms are are spread over three floors with the luxurious living room, dining room, contemporary kitchen and bathroom on the first floor.  On the second floor, you find the master bedroom with private en-suite and private terrace with a majestic view of Playa el Coco and our luxurious grounds. Additionally there are two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and terraces for each bedroom. The bedroom on the third floor opens up to the private roof terrace that offers breathtaking views of the beach and the surrounding tropical forests with an outdoor bar.

$360,000 reduced from $399,000

Commercial Warehouse for Rent outside San Juan Del Sur

Commercial Warehouse For Rent

Large commercial warehouse for rent on a 1,667.972 m² lot, 6 minutes east of town on the main highway out of San Juan del Sur. The warehouse is 33½ ft wide and 83 ft long, with at least 15 ft tall ceilings in the center. It features large sliding doors on the front, back and sides. The building has a bathroom, office, the main large warehouse space, and a separate room that is perfect for the storage of small equipment, materials, tools, etc. There is an abundance of electrical outlets located in the walls, floors and ceiling, allowing the workspace to be set up in a variety of ways.

Outside the extra yard space could be used for additional expansions to the building, or the parking/storage of boats, cars, etc. This commercial warehouse offers great business potential! Contact us today to find out more!

Rental $1,000 per month!

If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please email us!

We have many “unofficial” or “unadvertised” listings


 ☀️Cheers from sunny San Juan del Sur! ☀️