Retirees in San Juan del Sur mostly come from Germany, America, and Canada. Some expats who have houses in San Juan del Sur live there for 6 months, move back to their countries or travel, and then come back to their houses in San Juan Del Sur. I would say about 10% of the expat population own houses both in San Juan Del Sur and in other places. They live in San Juan Del Sur seasonally.
Most of the expats in San Juan Del Sur are young people. A lot of people come to Nicaragua not to retire but just because they like it here. Some expats choose to live in San Juan Del Sur just to enjoy the surf. I’ve seen people who are 24 to 30 years old, who move in and buy a house or rent in San Juan Del Sur because of the surf. Only about 5% - 10% of expats are senior citizens who retired in San Juan Del Sur.
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