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New Year, New Website!
We are happy to launch into a new year with a fresh look and are excited to share with you all that’s new in 2011. Please take a look around, stay a while, and please… make yourself at home! Welcome to the new online home of El Encanto Del Sur to meet all of your Nicaragua real estate, and Nicaragua property needs. Our thanks to HiHello Media for getting us up and running.
Happy New Year from the team!
El Encanto Presents – The San Juan Howler
For the third annual San Juan Howler Race we drew over 60 racers from at least a half dozen countries. From all over Central America and the United States and Canada they came, with racers all vying for a prize and if not, a heck of a good time. Believe me, by the end of the day (and night after a great send off party at the Blue Marlin in San Juan) there were happy faces all around.
This race was, for the first time, the last of the Nicaraguan series of competitive races throughout the country. This was the first year they added our race and showed how professionally the race was organized as well as how the quality of competitors has risen dramatically.
What a race! and, what a turnout!
The anticipation grew as all the racers lined up at 8 AM at the starting gate and boom, they were off in a crowded field that soon began to develop into a long string of riders as the tempo and difficulty of the ride developed.
The course began its true course as they entered El Encanto del Sur, one of the key sponsors of the race. They climbed hills, crossed rivers, sweated up long inclines, rode down breathtaking descents and finally, after reaching the top of El Encanto at over 1000 feet, did they begin the long ride home. Experts rode the course three times, next category two loops and the new riders rode one. I stayed above the fray, in my vaunted role as a sponsor, I was not required to kill myself, just drink beer, eat burgers and heartily congratulate the winners as they staggered in. Someone always has to do the dirty work, and I was chosen.
Now Opening! Casitas Property.
We are very excited about our most recent property. While the success of phase 1 at El Encanto speaks for itself, there has always been a steady clamor for smaller homes, 1-2 bedrooms, even closer to San Juan. And, there remain many people who have not made the decision, yet, to transplant themselves here on a full time basis and are looking for an affordable alternative to a larger home on a substantial lot (which can ultimately run $150,000-250,000 depending on size and location). How about a smaller home, comfortable and roomy with views that keep investment costs low but gives you your piece of Paradise???
Also, “return on investment” is always an important consideration for some. The Casitas de El Encanto offer an answer for those people who want the tranquility of the country, the ocean views, close proximity to San Juan as well as to nearby beaches and finally, excellent rental income. With homes this close to town, convenient and well designed, the rental prospects are excellent – close but away from the occasional clamor of festive San Juan. Monthly HOA and security fees at only about $60/month provide you with peace of mind at a very affordable rate.
Casitas will represent one of the best values in San Juan Del Sur
With the benefits of underground electricity and a high output well for all your family or gardening needs all you need is a cold drink and a hammock, and the benefits of being part of a 350 acre first class development are yours. Trails from the top of the continental divide to on-property streams enable you enjoy the 50% undisturbed “green” area we have set aside replete with wildlife. Ranchos are scattered throughout the property as comfortable rest areas for shade, catching your breath – or quiet yoga.