SAN RAFAEL DEL SUR, NICARAGUA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - More tourists came to Nicaragua in 2010 than ever before, and the country continues to gain in status as an outstanding place to visit, retire and live. These developments are supported by Nicaragua's growing economy and increasing international investment in the country.

The Nicaragua Tourism Institute (INTUR) reported that 1.01 million foreign visitors came to Nicaragua during 2010, an increase of 8.4 percent over the previous year in which a gain of over 8.6 percent was recorded. The average stay was 7.3 days, and income generated from tourism was expected to rise nearly 5 percent to $360 million. According to INTUR president Mario Salinas, these increases reflect the growing awareness of Nicaragua and demonstrate the country is perceived as an interesting destination on an international level. Approximately 60 percent of tourists came from Central and South America in 2010, with the remainder from the United States, Canada and Europe.

"We're very pleased that more and more people are discovering the excitement, culture, natural beauty and opportunity found in Nicaragua," says Kevin Fleming, chairman of Grupo Mariana, a multifaceted development company specializing in real estate development in Nicaragua. "As this awareness continues to expand, we expect to see this trend continue, which will be very beneficial for the country and its people."

Further solidifying this image, well-regarded Kensington Tours, which offers travel in more than 80 countries, cited Nicaragua as an outstanding place to visit in 2011. The report stated, "For clients who enjoy tropical weather and exotic surroundings, Nicaragua may be the next best, if not more authentic, alternative to travel to Costa Rica."

Nicaragua also was proclaimed as one of the "world's top retirement havens for 2011" in a report by Kathleen Peddicord in U.S. News & World Report's Money section. She cites the country's very low cost of living, combined with realistic pricing for real estate, including for beachfront property along the Pacific Ocean. Peddicord also noted that Nicaragua has established a new and improved foreign retiree residency program.

"As Ms. Peddicord points out, the pricing of real estate and welcoming programs for retirees is making Nicaragua a top choice among people looking for a haven outside of North America," Fleming says. "This positive atmosphere also is providing promising opportunities for savvy investors."

Grupo Mariana is building on these trends with a range of residential products on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast and realistic pricing that reflects current market conditions. The organization's centerpiece is Seaside Mariana, a community comprised of six individual neighborhoods on a 923-acre oceanfront site that includes a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and Wyndham Mariana Resort & Casino. Grupo Mariana also is committed to reinvesting five percent of each real estate transaction at Seaside Mariana back into the economic development of the surrounding area under its 5% for Futures program.


This is a special event on January 25th, hosted by Maverick Investor Group and Grupo Mariana, to thank you for your early interest in the project. This Webinar will give you the opportunity to reserve the premium beachfront condo residences at special 'Pre-Launch' prices and terms not available to the public.

Here Are Some Highlights:

  • Beachfront Condominiums Starting Under $100,000 (USD)
  • Beachfront Bungalows Starting Under $110,000 (USD)
  • Only 16 Condominium Residences and 6 Bungalows Being Released
  • $45,800 worth of Bonuses to Everyone Who Buys on the Webinar 
  • 5% of Your Purchase Price Will Be Donated to Help Build Sustainable Communities in Nicaragua

Seaside Mariana Beachfront Condos and Bungalows: The Exclusive Pre-Launch Buying Opportunity

What: A Private Webinar

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 

Time: 6:00PM PST (9:00PM EST)

Register Here:

Deal Code: "EARLYBIRD"

(Access is by invitation only. You must enter the Deal Code above to register)
For additional information on the Seaside Mariana Oceanfront Community or the 5% for Futures Program, visit or contact Phil Alexander, Executive Vice President-Sales & Marketing, at For information about available real estate within the community, contact Mark Solak at

Documents and/or Photos available for this release:

Seaside Mariana Discovery Package

To view supporting documents and/or photos, go to and enter Release ID: 283838