Islands in Nicaragua
I like Granada, it has a very pleasant ambience. The climate is
with even temperatures all the year round, distinct dry and wet
seasons. It is also a friendly, relatively crime-free city.
does not hide behind walls, it braves the streets.
Not only do you get very good food (if you choose the right
-- I chose the one opposite the Dario hotel), but you get a
of street entertainers, from fire jugglers, to break dancers,
musicians wishing to serenade you, and maybe, if you stay long
you might wish to shoot the guy who wrote La Bamba. Personally,
it manages to stay the course remarkably well.
On the other hand, you might like a slightly different way of
Just off the coast, in fact, a few hundred yards from the
a whole clutch of small islands. Many have houses built on them.
are electric pylons carrying cables from island to island, so
not completely cut off.
It may be that you dont like the city life. In fact, one does
to the crummy pavements with more holes than some of us are used
One does come to include the occasional homeless souls in one's
routine, with a smile, a hello, and a few pennies. And it is
pleasant to wander into the cathedral square to have a mojito,
sit back and read the local newspaper while someone polishes
shoes. The two cost the same, just over a dollar. In the
can walk beyond the square, past the cathedral, and choose one's
restaurant, and eat to one's heart's content in the street that
down to the lake.
Each home has its own jetty, and the houses are hidden amongst a
growth of trees. A cool breeze blows off the water, which is
swimming, but many houses have their own pools. There is also
island with a few howler monkeys in residence.
Buy an island, and get the house, add a boat, and you're set up
good life in an idyllic spot. That's why I'm featuring some of
sale in this week's Unique Property Members' section. Heck, I
even buy one myself.