They have a maid, a gardener and nearly free medical care. The self-described “liberal humanitarians” say they can smoke marijuana freely. They live comfortably in the colonial city of Granada on Social Security benefits. And Jim hasn’t had to learn a word of Spanish.
They are part of a small but growing number of American and Canadian immigrants – often called expats – moving into two of Nicaragua’s primary tourist towns. Granada and San Juan del Sur are home to foreigners from all over the world who come to live relatively easier lives with a lower cost of living.