68 miles from
15 miles from the
city of Leon The only fresh
water lake with
The only island
with 2 volcanos.
Granada, the oldest city
in the Continental
Nicaragua is not only an
emerging country, it s also safe.
According the INCAE, Interpol
and the Inter-American Institute
for Human Rights is Nicaragua
rated as the safest country in
Central America. The crime
rates are lower than the US and
many EU contries.
Favorable Legal Framework and Attractive
Law No. 344 provides:
a) The State of Nicaragua encourages and promotes
b) Equal treatment of foreign and domestic investment.
There is no discrimination against foreign investors.
c) Eliminates restrictions on the way in which foreign
capital can enter the country.
d) Recognizes the foreign investor's right to own and use
property without limitation.
e) Freedom to repatriate all capital and profits
Law of Resident Pensioners and Retirees (Decree 628):
a) Import up to US$20,000 worth of household goods for your own
home, free of import taxes.
b) Import or purchase of a new car of up to US$ 25,000, for personal
or general use, exempt from import and Sales tax. If used, the car
has to be 7 years old at the most.
c) Import an additional vehicle every 4 years under the same tax
d) Import and or purchase of construction materials for up to
$50,000, tax free, for the construction of a house.
e) Exoneration of the Sales Tax on rental cars for tourism purposes.
Retire in Nicaragua (law 694):
a) Those with retirements from a public or private
institution are eligible to retire in Nicaragua with
only $600 in monthly pension.
b) Those with income from a stable source such as
dividends are eligible with just $750 per month.
c) The retiree’s spouse, children and parents are
also eligible for just $150 per person.
d) Retirees are also granted a tax exemption up to
$200,000 for professional or scientific items,
provided they are used for the benefit of
Coastal Zones Development Law (Law 690):
a) The purpose of this law is to promote
sustainable development of coastal areas and
use their invaluable tourist potential. The law
recognizes and respects the rights of
property legally acquired by individuals and
companies, domestic and foreign.
Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Nicaragua has engaged in multilateral negotiations, regional and bilateral negotiations
(Free Trade Agreements).
Access to the most important markets in the world, which allows companies that
operate in Nicaragua to establish a cost-effective export platform for key markets in
North, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.
In the 2011, Nicaragua was ranked as the fourth most globalized country in Latin
Six factors that measure a country’s links with the outside world, such as exports and
imports of goods and services as a percent of GDP, foreign direct investment as a
percent of GDP and tourism receipts as a percent of GDP.
Mayor Foreigner Investment
• Canadá (US$255.5 millones).
• US (US$158.8) business, services, energy and
• España (US$115.6 millones), comunications.
México (US$85.9 millones), comunications.
• Total $967M, increase 90.5% vs 2010.
• European Free-Trade starts in 2012.
In the first semester of 2012 tourist arrivals have
increased 11.5% compared to the first semester of 2011.
In the first semester of 2012, tourism revenues have
increased 19% compared to the first semester of 2011.
Nicaragua – The Premier Emerging Market in
Ranked No 3 “The 46 Places to Go in 2013”
The New York Times Published January 11, 2013
Easily Accessible—Less than a 3 hr flight from Miami, Atlanta or
Houston with over 100 International Flights per week arriving in
Managua. Top 5 Value Destinations for 2011.
The ease of purchasing real state, tax incentives, low crime and
a laid-back lifestyle on a gorgeous strech of coast make it
The Los Angeles Times.
Nicaragua – The Premier Emerging Market in
Topped 1M Visitors in 2010 for the first time in the country s
history, 120K more than Costa Rica in 2010.
Nicaragua Tourism Institute
17% Increase in Foreign Direct Investment in 2011
Nicaragua Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade
Ranked No 1 Central American Country for “Investor Protection”
World Bank Doing Business Report 2011
Ranked Top 3 Travel Destinations for 2011 in Central America
Travel Age West.
Remarkable reasonable cost of living
• The cost of living for a family of 3 is about
$422 dls a month.
Cheap health care of the Top quality in
• Several hospitals and private clinics in Managua
and Leon provide high- quality health care at
very affordable prices.
• Doctor´s visit $30 dls.
• House calls $35 dls
• Cat Scan $100
• X-ray $17
• Many specialists have been trained in the US.
Top News is the International
accreditation of the Metropolitano
Hospital in Managua by the JCI (Joint
Commsission International). It s one
of the 220 hospitals worldwide, and
only the 13th in Latin America to have
received the JCI seal of quality.
• Leon, the second oldest city in the Continental America.
• City where Ruben Dario´s rests remain. Ruben Dario has been praised “The
prince of Castilian letters" and "Father of Modernism"
• Ruins of one of the first Spanish colonial cities that were built in the continent.
• Attractive historical center and colonial buildings.
• Attractive destination due to its museums, art galleries, colorful colonial architecture, an
imposing cathedral, and the facades of its churches. The city also has hotels, restaurants,
local tour operators, bars and clubs. It is also a good starting point to explore the region.
• Beaches on the Pacific Ocean, which are spread throughout the municipalities of Nagarote
and Leon. (good waves for surfing and a nice estuary) are located in Nagarote.
• Poneloya and Las Peñitas. In front of the last one, tourists will find the Juan Venado Island
The Leon Cathedral
• The most emblematic buildings was declared a
World Heritage on a press release issued today,
• Inside the monumental church, visitors can find
the grave of the renowned Nicaraguan poet
Ruben Dario, as well as a variety of important art
• It is worth mentioning that Nicaragua also has
other World Heritages. The theater play El
Güegüense (2005), the Garífuna Dances of the
Nicaraguan and Central American Caribbean
Coast (2001) and the Ruins of Leon Viejo (2000)
are on this list. For further information about the
press release, visit UNESCO's.