Hello everyone who is interested in the following request:
I am planning to visit Nicaragua sometime in April 2015 for a month and perhaps more to explore the opportunities to retire there and specifically in Esteli. I would like to establish contact with interested individuals whether males or females to address some of their guidance and advice prior to my visit. Of course, I would be looking forward to meeting with everyone who was kind enough to contact me.
Best Regards and Happy New and Prosperous New Year to ALL.
I can recommend Apartotel Gueguense. Currently I am residing here in Esteli at this hotel (5 months). The place is very nice. As far as advice on Esteli the city has all the comforts I can want. Major banks , fast internet, and most of my American grocery products. I think most of the people on this site can answer all your questions without ever having to speak to an actual expat in Nicaragua, So ask away :)
Thank you much. It is comforting to know of the amenities available. Are you a permanent resident now or waiting for your residency papers to be completed? You recommended Apartotel Gueguense, is he/she a lawyer specialized in immigration matters Esteli? Please feel free to email me and I do appreciate your guidance. Best Regards, Vassil
If you call or email the Aparthotel Gueguense and speak with them then can answer everything, the owner I have spoken to a few times and she is very fluent in english and is a wonderful person and very helpful
Thank you so much for your promptness. Would be kind enough to send me her e-mail address and telephone no? I certainly, would like to establish contact with her! It would give a contact to talk to in Esteli.
Do you know the rates at the Apartotel Gueguense? I saw on the website that they rent rooms, and one and two-bedroom apartments. The have quite a bit of information, but no monthly rate information. I am traveling with a friend, and am not sure whether we would be better off in two rooms or in an apartment. I appreciate your assistance.
The owners are not lawyers although the wife did work in immigration. I am not applying or in process of residency I will just cross the border when my visa expires. Its easy. I would never recommend a lawyer, and I know a few here, just because they are lawyers. I hope no lawyers read that comment. ;()
I am paying $350 a month for a one bedroom apartment. Power, water, internet, and access to a free modern washing machine is included. Contact info as follows... American magic jack numbers 773.715.9454 312.428.6305 [email protected] Nica number 505.2714.2229 The place is secure and the owners speak English. If you need more info about Esteli let me know. Best of wishes. Hey tell them room 6 sent you...lol
Hi again, although I am not the swampwoman (we don't have swamps in Austin Texas) but I will take your advice and contact them. I will mention that I was recommended by the ghost who stayed in room # 6.
Hi, I managed to book a room and or a one bedroom apartment with Apart Hotel Gueguense in Esteli. I will be booking my flights to Managua by end of next week and then prepare for my one month trip.
I seize this opportunity to convey to you my thanks and appreciation for your valuable assistance. I don't know if I will be able to meet you in Esteli, but, let's hope that takes place if you are still able to get rid of your "Ghost" identity and reveal yourself :)
Hi glad you are coming. I have been tied up lately so sorry for time delay in responding. No ghosts here.. :).. My name is William. Ask in any of the major stores in Esteli if they have seen a 6'5" American rambling in spanish and that should point you straight to me. Lol. Anyway looking forward to another Expat.
hey there khamael35...William....thanks for your reply......We are going to Not sure where Esteli is.....no doubt will find over time......as you say....YOU would definitely STAND OUT....or should that be UP......!!!!!
I am not in a position to determine that at this writing and the reason is; I haven't been to Esteli or Matalapo and I am still planning my trip. That said, I have drank the tap water in Yemen, Philippines, Saudi Arabia etc. and formed some type of an immunity. I trust I answered your question intelligently!
All the Best to you if you are attempting to drink the tap water in those two places.
Esteli water won`t kill you in the short run but is not adviseable in the long run. It varies with the well, which you will probbly have no control over. Both bacterial and chemical pollution exits. Over chlorination is a sign of bad water treatment and produces its own toxins. Drink purified water as your norm and don`t have too much of a cow if you occasionally drink tap water in a beverage. Avoid country water.
We have also been looking at Cuenca, Ecuador where they brag about drinking water from the tap. In Central and South America and most of Europe, bottled water is the norm. Not a big deal, just digging for info. How about a response from someone that actually lives in the area of Esteli or Matagalpa.
Both nice places in 2014. Matagalpa is considerably cooler and the cash crop is coffee. Esteli is tobacco country, and the town is full of tiny cigar factories. Hotel La Profe is very good for budget travel in Matagalpa, with hot water from a boiler and a very nice courtyard garden. And, of course, the fabulous Hotel Iguanas in Esteli is like no other place on the planet, for good or for ill is up to you to decide.
Hi - I have been in Nica since Jan 28'17, visited San Rafael del Norte, Ometepe and have been in San Juan del Sur toooo long, I understand there is a strong expat group in Esteli and the climate is more to my liking. Any assistance on the best, affordable and convenient trip to visit would be very much appreciated in that I plan on retiring here from Cdn.. Travel agents to use, cost, reasonable hotel for a few days to explore and a contact on arrival would be wonderful. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm really hoping someone familiar will step up to help. Thanx -- Patricia
I tried to relocate to Esteli, however, after few months f corresponding and researching, I decided not to due to the fact that it is not that inspiring and active place. Will explain. If you are interested drop me a line at i829 at iCloud dot com
If foreigners nearby are important to you, well-organized or not, northern Nicaragua is not what you want. Puerto Vallarta, sure. Esteli, not so much. Tobacco's where the money comes from around there, and it's locally run.
@keywest......surprized there isnt one......Are there enuff gringos in the area to make it work? Seems like the Nicas like good ole rock n roll and roots reggae better than the reggaeton loving Panas down here.......The old buses all seemed to have old classic rock on em........What might the overheads be to fire up a friendly little Hawaiian style rockin blues bar? Do all the locals wanna be millionaires overnite like here in Panama?
Don't know how many gringos there are in Esteli because I never went looking for them on the theory that they will not be there in 6 months because if they don't have family, farm, etc there is no reason for them to be here. You see them downtown and in La Colonia, but most look like missionary teams and backpackers. Traditionally lotta hype about Esteli, and I guess if they hype it enough someday there will be some gringos here!
If you're thinking about moving to Nicaragua, you must read these 13 things to know before moving to Nicaragua. Expats offer realistic and honest advice about cost of living, learning the language, poverty, renting vs. (more)
Expats living in Nicaragua discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Nicaragua. Additional topics include health insurance for 65+, in-home nursing care, prescription medicines and more. (more)