My wife and I just recently visited Nica, I've been before. We are kicking around the idea of moving there. After our last visit, we've met people from the US that are living there and it seems to we working out for them. You definitely need a game plan doing something like that and I think that I may have one. Here's the rundown, We're in our mid 30's have 2 kids 7 and 1.5 years old. We have good jobs and have been able to accumulate a decent amount of savings and have a lot of equity in our home. Our goal is to acquire maybe 3-4 townhouses in our area and rent them out. I would need to make at least $400/month off each. I have a local friend that could act as maintenance/property manager. With $1200-$1400/month coming in I should be able to live off of that in Nica. In Nica we would home school our kids. I think my son needs this anyways because he has ADHD and has a real hard time in his sheeple breeding school, and he tested above average. If I built a house there I could also build a few little cabinas to rent out to tourists. It's a far-flung, crazy idea I know but I'm just looking for something different. I would like to be able to spend more time with my family, surf more, read more, and just take life a little slower. The biggest drawbacks for me is I won't be able to see the rest of my family very often. The language barrier, I can speak Spanish at a beginner level. The country ranks high on corruption lists, although there are about 50 other countries that are worse. One corruption index lists it at 133 out of 175 countries, it shows the US at number 17. They say Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, only behind Haiti. The cost of living near the ocean is considered cheap by any means, even compared with Costa Rica. However, if I live here I'll still have a lot invested in a house. My worry would be that one day when renewing my visa they tell me I couldn't come back, but something like this would ruin the reputation they're trying to build. In comparing my last visit with the time before (3 years) the country seems to be on the up and up. New restaurants, roads, houses, surf camps, resorts. They're building a new airport. Everything I saw seems hopeful and it could be a good investment. It very well in fact could be the next Costa Rica. Any thoughts?