Islands for Sale in Nicaragua

Latest listing added: March, 2023

Private islands for sale in Nicaragua

The “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” – Nicaragua is defined by its dramatic landscapes. As this moniker spreads, the Central American nation continues to assert itself on the global stage as a hub for adventure and exploration. And as its worldwide recognition grows, so too does the market for its private land.

While Nicaragua boasts just 160 large-scale islands, the country’s famous Isletas de Granada – a famous archipelago group within the country’s namesake lake – contains 365 smaller islets alone.

Of these islands that find themselves for sale on the Nicaraguan market, most fall under the category of freehold properties – a purchasing contract granting the investor full ownership of the land in question.

As a Central American country, Nicaragua’s tropical climate is dominated by two distinct seasons: a dry season lasting from November to April and a wet season that persists between May and October. Regardless of these weather fluctuations, temperatures within the country remain constant – ranging from 21˚C to 27˚C.

5 Private Islands for Sale in Nicaragua

Zopango Island ($1,500,000)

  • Location: Lake Cocibolca, Asese Bay
  • Size: 1.98 acres, 0.8 hectares
  • Description: 65m from shore, 7km SE of Granada, 39km SE of Managua
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • ListingBVNICA
  • MapSee on Google Earth

An off-grid sanctuary among the Isletas de Granada – 365 small islands scattered throughout the Asese peninsula.

Located just 30 minutes by car from the city of Granada itself, this three-island archipelago spans approximately two acres and has been lovingly developed into a sustainable retreat by its long-term owner.   

Together, the three spaces feature a family home, a guest house, a traditional palapa with an outdoor kitchen, four docks, three boats, and comprehensive off-grid utilities. Furthermore, there is additional construction space for additional guest housing. 

Zopango’s natural allures include a warm climate, direct access to pristine swimming waters, and an ecosystem rich with native flora and fauna.

The sellers invite interested investors to stay on the island briefly to understand its value.

Grape Cay ($1,200,000)

  • Location: Pearl Islands, Bluefields, Caribbean Sea
  • Size: ~2.5 acres, ~1 hectares
  • Description: 3 miles from shore, 50 miles NE of Bluefields
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Island Seeker
  • MapSee on Google Earth

Grape Cay is a 2.5-acre private island situated in the Pearl Cays island group off the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. With white sand beaches, turquoise water, and lush coconut palm trees, this stunning island is a tropical paradise offering endless potential.

Protected by surrounding reefs and outlying islands, Grape Cay is an ideal location for eco-tourism, sports fishing, diving, and snorkelling. The island is also a popular nesting and hatching site for turtles during their season.

Offered for sale as a turnkey business, Grape Cay is a fully operational tourism destination. Accessible within two hours by boat from Bluefields, the owner has done extensive remodelling in the past seven months on the island that features a “Fisherman’s style” zinc and leaf-roofed shack, three round-thatched cabanas, and a circular cement main house with an open-plan living area and fully equipped kitchen. The island also includes a bar/restaurant, a workers’ cabin, all furnishings, and a boat.

Whether seeking a private tropical retreat or an investment in Nicaragua’s thriving eco-tourism industry, Grape Cay presents an unparalleled opportunity. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of paradise.

Leon Island ($1,200,000)

  • Location: Leon Province, Rio Soledad River
  • Size: 176 acres, ~71 hectares
  • Description: 70m from shore, 7km SE of El Tránsito, 51km SE of Leon
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • ListingThe Imls
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Premier ocean frontage on Nicaragua’s west coast.

The expansive island territory (43 acres) and its adjacent mainland acreage (133 acres) reside just one hour from the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport – a central location granting the property additional commercial value. Here, there is scope for an investor to build homes to generate rental income or, more ambitiously, to develop a touristic resort. Both investment avenues would receive financial incentives from the Nicaraguan Ministry of Tourism. 

Further allures of the area include direct access to big game fishing waters and secluded beaches with sunset views across the Pacific Ocean.

Island of Granada ($749,900)

  • Location: West of Enniskillen Airport, east of Lough Erne Golf Resort, River Erne
  • Size: ~2.5 acres, ~1 hectare
  • Description: 300m from shore, 3km east of Granada, 35km SE of Managua
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Encuentra 24
  • Map: See on Google Earth

This private island spans approximately 2.5 acres and serves as a comfortable family retreat in Lake Nicaragua. 

The plot is headlined by a primary residence of approximately 280 square metres – another one-bedroom apartment and additional staff quarters also reside on the island. The complex’s most upscale features include a full-size tennis court and a swimming pool. 

The property has been designed to emphasise the area’s natural wealth while also providing comprehensive, private luxury.

El Paraíso Island (SOLD)

  • Location: Las Isletas de Granada, Lake Nicaragua
  • Size: ~1 acre, ~0.4 hectare
  • Description: Information upon request
  • Ownership: Information upon request
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Encuentra 24
  • Map: Information upon request

Proudly a showcase of Central American beauty, Isleta “El Paraíso” features a wealth of indigenous flora, decorative plant installations, and panoramic views of the surrounding Lake Nicaragua.

Integrated into the island’s tropical aesthetic are two bungalows, a ranch area, and a separate home for a caretaker. The two primary residences comprise three bedrooms and all other living spaces. The island, as a whole, is also serviced by a full roster of utilities – from a piped electrical system to a large water tank. 

El Paraiso is a ~one-acre property arranged to truly surrounding landscapes.

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