Granada, Nicaragua is very safe. It’s a little
bit noisy because there are, for example, four churches on one road, so you can hear bells a lot. You also get the noise from taxis and the road in general.
Granada, Nicaragua is very convenient. It’s easy to walk around. You can get almost anything you want in Granada. Granada is a very cultural city, so you can see different types of world-class music, dancers, and performers. There are several different companies who come to town, including one from Spain.
So you can get a lot of culture here, but to me, the biggest reason Granada is a great place is because there’s a great community of expats who live here. As a result, there’s dinner clubs, movie clubs, dance lessons, and well as many other things to do.
Living in Granada, Nicaragua gives you
experience from a broad spectrum of people and activities. People from all over the world live here, which provide you with a great cultural experience.
On a typical day, people may go shopping. There are a couple of grocery stores here, so lots of expats will do that. There are art classes that several expats will take.
On a personal level, once or twice a week, we’ll all go out to lunch together to try some of the new restaurants. In the afternoon, a couple of times a week, we meet at Calle la Calzada, which is a tourist area where we have drinks and share each other’s day. Every night, there’s usually something going on, whether it’s dance or music, or a new opening of a hotel.
With the grocery stores close by, you don’t have to shop daily like we used to, which is nice. However, if you want fresh food, just wait long enough and you’ll find someone coming down the street with fresh fish to sell. Or, you can buy a broom or sunglasses.
People walk everywhere in Granada. So, just going to the bank, you’ll run into several friends. Granada is a small town but with a lot of really great expats living here and a great community.