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Mountain and Lake Property in Nicaragua

Nicaragua boasts two great lakes in the south west of the country - Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua. Property investments centre around three main centres including: 

Sunshine Estates offers both land and new developments including luxury lake view villa and coffee farms.

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Mountain and Lake Property in Nicaragua - Great Lakes

View of Laguna de Apoyo
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Laguna de Apoyo is an unspoiled crater lake with crystal clear water, breathtaking views and rich biodiversity. It is a magical place located at the heart of Nicaragua’s premier tourist region and only 5 miles from the colonial city of Granada. The lake itself and the surrounding verdant slopes are maintained by Nicaragua’s environmental agency, Marena, as a protected area and have been proposed as a World Heritage site. The area has abundant natural fauna and flora including howler and white faced monkeys, sloth, iguanas, armadillos, blue jays, toucans and a rich aquatic life including an endemic fish species as well as old growth trees, some over100 years old.

Investors are attracted to the spring like climate year round, the sweeping views as well as the numerous recreation possibilities including sailing, scuba diving, paragliding and of course swimming in the warm waters. An increasing number of commercial investors are considering the opportunities of using the therapeutic quality of the mineralized thermal water of the lake to develop medical spas and treatment centres.

Traditionally a coffee growing area because of its rich soils and elevation, Mombacho is a forested mountain (1,345m) overlooking Granada, Zapatera and Lake Nicaragua. The summit of Mombacho is a protected cloud forest boasting an incredibly rich 700 hectares of biodiversity. Lower down the property is privately owned and be-ginning to be explored by investors seeking a private escape and an unspoiled environment but at the same time benefiting from the proximity to Granada and the market town of Masaya.


Average temperatures during the day range from 26-29ºC (79-85ºF) peaking in April and May.

How to Get There

Daily non-stop flights are available to Managua International Airport from Houston via Continental and from Miami via American, TACA and SANSA and from Houston via Continental. Direct connections to Los Angeles also available. The airport is circa 40 kilometres from Laguna de Apoyo and 60km from Mombacho. Flights from the UK must be made via one-stop, typically in the United States.

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