Central America is a favorite destination for moderately wealthy retired North Americans who want to leave behind the rat race in their own country, and make their money go farther.

 

In their search for quieter and less expensive places, some of them have chosen to settle in Nicaragua. It is the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere – but also one of the safest.

 

They have started a second life for themselves on the tranquil bay of San Juan del Sur.

 

This story is part of Via Panam, Kadir van Lohuizen’s project about migration in the Americas.

 

Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua
Via Panam, migration in the America's, Nicaragua