International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 51 - Page 94

OUT OF THE BLUE Y es, the cat is out of the bag. Nicaragua is no longer the hidden gem of travel, but a hot spot for tourism. This positive exposure brings not only transient backpackers, but also those looking to relocate and embrace a lifestyle change. In addition to retirees and surfers, expats in Nicaragua now include families with young children and expectant mothers. San Juan del Sur, in particular, has seen an expat baby boom in the last five years. A low cost of living, affordable childcare, bilingual learning, and a kid-friendly environment all have potential expats flying the coop and flocking to Nicaragua.