Real Estate in San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur Travel Blog› entry 7 of 16 › view all entries
November 5th, 2008 – by: lrecht
Well after all the hysteria of the elections last night, we all slept in a bit before walking down to the clubhouse area where we had a typical Nicaraguan breakfast poolside. It was already getting toasty out but was pretty nice since we seem to be the only people actually staying at Villas Palermo. Bosco, who is sort of the local handy man offered to drive us down into San Juan del Sur so we could check out the beach and the tiny, dusty little town so we took him up on the offer and crammed into his cart and headed into town which is only about a ten minute ride.
Once we got there, we wandered through town which is only several blocks long and walked a long way out on the beach which was really more of a port beach than a nice, kickback beach with not a whole lot going on.
We walked all the way to the port which was actually kind of sketchy with various unsavory characters hanging out pretending to half work. There wasn’t much of anything going on at the port including no fishing boats or water taxis which are supposed to take you to the nicer surfing beaches not easily accessible by road.
Well once we walked back into town we decided to turn up one of the streets running inland lined with budget tourist hotels and shops, looked up and saw the sign for the real estate company that we were searching for. That was too easy! We walked in and were introduced to a Belgian guy named Joos (or as Robb called him “Juice” but not in an OJ “I’m locked up for the rest of my pathetic life” kind of way…). He hadn’t eaten lunch nor had we so we said if he would suggest a good local place, we would treat.
We drove up a really steep, windy hill taking a look at some condo-esque buildings on the way that were pretty uninteresting and stopped at a lot on the summit overlooking several bays. We all got out and tromped around in the weeds looking at the awesome view. There was a recently built, very high-tech white and stainless steel house next door that was pretty interesting but the lot was pretty pricey at $250,000 or something (plus it has got to be expensive to build way up on this cliff).
After those lots we drove over some more very steep roads to the next cliff overlooking the next set of bays up the coast.
The last stuff that we looked at was more along the lines of what Cathy and Robb are interested in which was raw land in the $75,000-$100,000 range. We drove to a couple of different developments (roads pending…) and looked at some really nice sites. One of them had a huge lot with water and services overlooking all three of the bays that we visited throughout the day. As you can tell from her smile, Cathy kind of liked that one…
We had pre-arranged to meet Bosco at the local grocery store called Pali where we planned to stock the kitchen a bit and enjoy some of our own cooking.
Tomorrow we are going to catch a ride to one of the more remote beaches and hopefully enjoy some surf. Buenos Noches!
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