ISLAND  for  Rent/ Lease - Caribbean Nicaragua
 PINK PEARL island - 2.5 acres

RATES  (For the Entire Island)  
Daily    rate   per person  -  $530  for  2 days / 1 night   - minimum  2 people - all included
 Weekly rate  per person -  $1500 for  6 days / 5 nights - minimum  2 people - all included
Monthly rate  -      $6,000 - Unlimited amount of guests 
- Transportation/ caretaker/ Maid/ cook/ included
Yearly   rate   -    $60,000 - Unlimited amount of guests  
- Transportation/ caretaker/ Maid/ cook/ included

2-30. The island

0-03. Buildings on N  and  S
2-05. Beach - North
2-10. Pier - Boat

0-89. Beach

0-167. - Blue Pier
7-015. North - Beach

4-033. Clear water

Info 2 - Pics

0-190  The island
2-01. The island.

2-02. Cabañas

2-32. Nice Beach

2-06. Beach Pier

2-12. Beach
Transport Boat

0-88. Restaurant and Visitors

2-37. Calm crystal waters

2-25. White Sand Beach

5-21. All North beaches are protected by reef

7-002. North - Beach

2-15. Pool

2-13. Beach Volleyball

0-195. North Beach

2-14. Water Well

2-16. Diving

2-17. Barracuda

2-18. Pier

2-19. Pier
Beautiful Sunset

2-20. Beach
Nice Sunset

2-21. Our Restaurant Bar

2-22. House -Bar
Night Views

0-80. Blue Cabana - N

0-82. Yellow Cabana - N

2-33. Barracuda

2-26. Tall Palm Trees

2-27. Water tower
Rain water collection system

2-28. Typical resting "rancho"

2-29. Pier

2-31. Pier at sunset

2-34. Visitors

2-03. Aerial photo

0-90. North- Beach

0-87. Kitchen - N
Jumbo Shrimp & Fish

2-36. Pier
2-23. Beach

Info 4 - Pics

4-001.  Restaurant -Bar

4-002. Beach -
Thatch roofed Cabañas

4-041.  Main House

4-043.  Main House - 2nd floor

4-044.  Main House - 2nd floor

4-045.  Balcony - 2nd floor

4-004.  Visitors

4-005.  House -Stairs

4-006.  Beach

4-007.  Pier

4-008.  Tall Palm trees

4-009.  Visitors

4-011.  Visitors

4-010.  Island views

4-012.  Bar as seen from the Main house

4-013.  Visitors

4-015.  Visitors

4-014.  Island views

4-016.  View from the main house

4-017.  Visitors

4-018.  Water Tanks

4-019.  Island is very clean

4-020.  Bar

4-021.  Main House - Bar

4-022.  Island View

4-023.  Main House - 1st floor

4-046.  Main House - 2nd floor

4-047.  Main House - 2nd floor

4-048.  Main House - 1st floor

4-049.  Main House - 1st floor

4-025.  View from the 2nd floor

4-024.  House and Thatch roof Cabañas

4-033.  Pink Pearl view

4-032.  Room

4-026.  Main House

4-027.  Beach - Palm trees

4-028.  Thatched roof cabaña
the room
4-029.  Transport Boat

4-030.  Beach and Pier

4-031.  See Man O' War birds flying high


Info 5 - Visitors

5-01.  A place to fall in love!

5-02. Nive views

0-94. Blue Cabin
5-079. Enjoying the Nicaraguan Rum

5-03.  Beach Aerobics

0-170.  Our friendly parrot
0-97. Blue Pier

5-41. Star fish

5-06. Beach

5-07. Jack Crevalle

5-08. Helicopter used
by the Italian "Island Survivor"
filmed at the island in 2011

5-09.  Crystal clear water

5-10. Visitors

5-11.  Big Tarpon

5-12. Enjoying the sun

5-13.  Beach Aerobics

5-14. Time for a Margarita

0-171.  Visitors

5-04. Beach
Thatch roofed Cabañas

0-95. Red Pier
0-96.Red Pier
5-15.  Taking pictures

5-16. Visitors

5-17.  Cabañas and the pool

5-18. Visitors - The pool

0-173.  Visitors

5-23.  Night Views

5-20.  Enjoying the sun

5-21. Beach

5-22.  Caretaker

5-58.  Visitors

5-57.  Visitors

0-172.  Star fish
5-24.  Family Time

5-25.  Looks like FIJI

5-26.  Visitors
5-27.  Nice beach

5-30. The island

5-29.  More visitors
5-31. Fine white sand beach

5-32. Main House,  Bar and beach

5-34. The island

5-33. Meditating
5-35. The Coconut  Bar

5-36. Conch shell

5-37. Young visitors

5-38. Home made Coco production

5-59. Lobster lunch

5-40. Our Green Parrot

5-39. More Cocos

5-60. Tropical "Siesta" (nap)

5-05.  The isalnd

5-42. Visitors
Reading a book

5-43. Beach Aerobics

5-44. Lobster

5-61. Resting on the beachfront

5-62. Arriving together with our manager

5-45. Meditating on the beach

5-48. Visitor Room

5-47. A Nice day at the island

5-53. Eating a fresh coconut

5-51. Looking for a coconut

5-54. A windy day - Still Marvelous !

5-52. Climbing

5-46.  Our youngest visitor swimming

5-55. Cayaking in front of the island

5-56. Visitor driving our boat !

5-73. Our Parrot wants coco juice!

5-81. Visitors and cook arriving

5-50. Climbing the palm tree

5-49. Nice picture

  3 a - General Info

3-16.  The Trip to Pink Pearl 
is through a dredged River


3-03.  Jack Crevalle

3-01.  Always plenty fish around the island
An Amberjack?
3-02.  Hawksbill Turtles
Nest on Pink Pearl once a year

3- 13.  Newly born Hawsksbill turtles
on Pink Pearl island

3-11.  Hawsksbill turtle
laying eggs on the beach
on Pink Pearl island

3-22.  Man O War birds
or Frigate birds

3-08.  Man O War birds
always fly over Pink Pearl island
3-21.  Pelicans live around the island

 3-09.  Pelican

3-12.  A Little Humming bird
3-10.  Coral fish
3-25.  Colorful Coral

3-14.  Coral fish
3-07.  Soldier Crab

3-24.  Parrot Fish

3-23.  White Sand Crab

3-20.  Bluefields Farmer Market

3-06.  White Faced Monkey

3-15.  A Full Moon night at Pink Pearl island


      Info 6 - Pics

6-001.  The island

6-001. R44 on island
6-003.  Blue Lagoon cabaña

6-004. The island

6-005.  Bedroom

6-006. Lobster

6-007.  Red Snapper

6-008. Balcony -  Views

6-009.  Dolphin in front of the island

6-010d. Guest Houses

6-011.  Restaurant -Bar

6-012. House Views

6-013.  Beach

6-014. Sea Turtle

6-015.  Surrounding reef

6-016. Main House

6-017.  Panga - Boat

6-018. South - Beach 

6-019.  Aerial photo

6-020. Our Pier

6-021.  Several islands

6-022. Sunset -Pier

6-023.  Restaurant -Bar

6-024. Red Snapper

6-025.  Restaurant -Bar

6-026. The island

6-027.  House inside Drawing

6-028. The island

6-030. Houses

6-033.  Kitchen

6-052. House - Pool - Layout drawing

6-036. Aerial
Before Development

6-037.  Island - Visitors

6-040. Main House - Pool

6-041.  South Beach

6-045.  Bath

6-047.  Inside stairs

6-048. Shower

6-049.  Visitors

6-050. House

6-035.  Color Survey

6-060.  Fan Coral
0-01. Survey - 2016


6-051.  Snorkel

6-059.  Aerial

6-053.  Beach

6-054. Main House

6-055.  House - Restaurant

6-056. Dolphin between the island and the mainland

0-59N. North - Beach

6-019. Aerial View
North side is protected by Coral Reef

6-057.  Turtle

6-058. Island view -

Info 7 -  High Resolution Pics

7-001. East View

7-002.  South beach

7-003.  Two neighboring islands
Looking West

 7-004. A third neighroring island in the back
Island is protected by reef all around.
Surrounding islands also protect our island

7-005.  Walkway bordered with Coral rock

7-006.  Water tower

7-007. Two neigboring islands

7-008  Thatch roofed Cabañas

7-009.  West Beach

7-010  White

7-011  North side

7-012.  West Beach

7-013  South Beach

7-014.  Main house

7-015  West beach

7-020.  Pool

7-017  Main house

7-016.  West Beach

7-021.  Pier - Island
7-018.  Visitors

7-019  Kayak and Canoe

Info 8 - How to get There

 See us in GOOGLE  MAPS.
8-01A.  Here is the Google MAP LINK to "PINK PEARL ISLAND RESORT"

8-01B - Here is another Google Map LINK  to PINK PEARL and the PEARL CAYS

8-01C.  The trip

8-02. The trip

8-03.  The trip

8-04.  Taken From Google Maps

3-05.  Pink Pearl Location
on a Nicaraguan map


Info 9-13 - (5) VIDEOS  -  CLICK them to view them !







 Does the Monkey live on the island ?

 The “white faced monkey” as called in Nicaragua, was the owners pet. It no longer lives on the island.
 In Nicaragua it is permitted to have a monkey or a parrot or any other small animal as a pet.
 This type of monkeys live in the area (not on the island), are small and make good pets.
 Of course, if you like to have one, we can easily provide one for you.

4a.  VACATION RENTAL - How to make a BOOKING

Pink Pearl Island RESORT has all government permissions and operates as a vacation rental for nature lovers, with basic accommodations.
Click below to book with your credit card: (Links 1.- 4.)










You can book directly with any International Travel and Vacation Booking Agency such as :
Trip Advisor, Homeaway, FlipKey,  VRBO,, Booking, Airbnb, Rentbyowner,

4b. Book direclty with the Agent and the Island Manager

Here is how to book direclty with the Resort. (Links 5.- 8.)

Cost per person to visit the island with an all inclusive package (rent a speed boat, gas, food, lodging, 24 hour tour guide, taxi to airport) is:
    Daily     rate   -     $500 for  2 days / 1 night   - minimum 2 people
    Weekly rate   -   $1500 for  6 days / 5 nights - minimum 2 people
    The prices above are for renting the entire island for you and your group.

That money have to be prepaid to the Island Manager so we can hire the boat, buy the gas, buy your food.

Payment method:
Money   Gram   or
Western Union

Wiring Instructions
Expected Payout Location : Bluefields, Nicaragua
Recipient : Nestor Sebastian Matus Matute
For the nearest Western Union or Monery Gram locations, see their site :

Or can deposit directly in our bank account in Panama or in the US.

Or you can pay at the boat, after you arrive in Bluefieds.
In this case we need :
1. copies of your  round air trip ticket to Managua..
2. copies of your local LA COSTENA airline tickets from Managua to Bluefields so we can wait for you at the airport.

3. copy of your passport, so we can get ahead of time the  navigation permit for the boat trip.


As of February 2017, a neighbouring island called Calala Island in front of Pink Pearl Island in the Pearl cays
is renting suites for  $7000 a day with 3 days minimum that is $21000 !
Calala island (Lime cay) is charging $10,500 daily for the whole island with a minimum 3 day stay that is $31,500 !
So our prices at PINK PEARL RESORT are much more reasonable at $500 per person per night

Note:  Calala island (Lime cay) has only one small rather rocky beach.
Pink Pearl has fine white sand beach all around the island.


If you are looking for a personal getaway this is the ideal island.
It is an easily manageable size, has no mangrove swamp therefore no bugs
 or sand flies and an excellent beach, swimming area.
The island is spectacular, beautiful and very safe.
here is a potential up for a tourism business/island rental, dive shop etc,
 and all the construction is in good shape, built 6 years ago. The fishing is excellent.


The main house has one top floor bedroom with king size bed included and spectacular views
 with the 360` balcony. It is 1300 square feet and is the made of concrete.
There are 2 cabanas, that sleep 2-4 people. There is a bar/ restaurant and caretakers house.
The accommodation is basic beach style to suit the existing clientele, and can be upgraded.

All buildings have a traditional Caribbean thatch roof.
Island has a wooden pier with concrete posts.


All you have to do is make it to the Managua International Airport, we arrange the rest.
We would be happy to help arrange your trip if you wish to view the property.

9 - Proximity to the main land in miles/kilometers?

3 miles to the closest coast
40 miles to the closest city that is Bluefields

Electricity can be generated through gas or diesel  generators, and solar or wind generators.

Pink Pearl island has electricity provided through a 3Kw (5HP) gasoline generator.
This has enough power to run the whole island.
We also give you a spare gasoline generator of 3500W or 3.5 Kw (5 HP).
Gas or diesel generators are inexpensive and can be bought  in Bluefields.

The electric generator costs about $10 per day used eve only and 1hr lunchtime,
sufficient to maintain freezers.
We have a small solar system for lights at night.

13 - Availability and ease of access of common household items
(I.E. toothpaste, deodorant, detergent, light bulbs, food, etc.)?

There are 3 big supermarkets in Bluefields that that have everything you need
One is called SCHNEIDER and the two others are called  MAS por MENOS (more for less).

17 - What is the possibility and feasibility of phone and internet access?

There is mobile phone signal on the island
The providers are MOVISTAR and CLARO.
CLARO also has Internet. They give you a small red disk that says CLARO
If you need faster Satellite Internet and Phone that is also available to buy in Nicaragua.

When you visit the island you acan ask Nestor the manager, the one who organized your trip,
 to call from his cell phone so you can verify the signal !

18 -  What is the average wind speed like and average swells and currents like around the island?

Not much waves, since the island is protected by a coral reef.
Water and underwater currents are mostly on the Pacific side not in the Caribbean.

20 -  Is there a rodent or insect problem?

The island is one of the few coral islands that has no sandflies. (“no see’m” as they call them in Florida).
 That is because there are no mangroves, or swamp and the fresh breeze cleans the air from bugs.
There are no rodents. If there were any, the island is small, so would be easy to eliminate them.

21 - How deep in the surrounding water ?

There is a 6 foot draft on the pier to land any boat
The pier can be easily extended, if you need more depth.
The surrounding water for scuba, snorkeling has a depth of 33 meters or 100 feet max.

22 - Here are some nice VIDEO Links of Pink Pearl  island

LINK (Pink Pearl - Monkey and dog), Song –“Kung Fu Fighting”:

LINK (Several islands), Song –“Is this love, I am feeling”:

LINK (Several islands), Song – 2 reggae songs:

LINK - Beach view

23 – PHOTO  LINKS on Facebook

 Facebook 1 :

 Facebook 2 :
 Facebook 3 :


The climate in this region is typical of Tropical Rainforest, having temperature between 23 and 32 ºC
and high precipitation levels between 2,500 and 4,000 mm annual.
The warmer months begin in February and last up to the 15 of May, meanwhile December and January are the coolest months.
June to September are the most rainy months.

There is always a cool breeze in the islands that cools the warm tropical climate.
While these islands enjoy an almost constant cooling breeze, high winds are rare.
The islands also enjoy a Caribbean microclimate which differs considerably from the mainland.
While the Atlantic Coast has a distinct rainy season from mid June to September, the islands rarely experience more than a single day of rain,
 and this time of year is generally characterized by occasional showers and thunderstorms, followed by sunshine in the same day.

Dry season is from Jan 1 to May 15. There is also dry season during September.
The heavy rain season is from June to August. During the rest of the year there are showers
followed by sunshine within the same day. Average temperature is about 78 deg F (25 deg C) all year around. 
For temperature and rainfall data see: 

The Caribbean part is a lot cooler and not as dry as the Pacific side of Nicaragua
This comfortable climate is the reason why most expatriots prefer this side of the country.
In Caribbean Nicaragua, especially in beachfronts and islands, there is always a nice breeze. 
Also you get enough rain so it does not feel dry. 
The area is green all year around, even in the dry season.
Here are some data about Bluefields weather

36b - WINDS - Direction and strength

The Pacific ocean has more currents and underwater currents.
But this property is located on the Caribbean sea, that is a lot safer and a lot calmer than the Pacific Ocean.
In all of Nicaragua the wind always come from North to South or from North East to South West.
There is a '' South wind ''' as they call it... but this is practically a day with “No wind”.
It does not last long, you get about 30-60 days of “No wind” a year.

Generally speaking, early in the morning, the sea is calmer. 

37 -
What  about  HIGH - TIDE ?

In the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua the max. tide is only about 1-2 feet.
The tide is seasonal rather than daily. Max is 1-2 feet in the rainy season, that is from May to December.

38 – Mobile Telephone

There is cellphone (Mobile phone) connection on the island.
Both companies that operate in Nicaragua and Central  America, CLARO and MOVISTAR have good signal there.
While visiting the island,  the manager will be making phone calls from his cellphone.
An inexpensive  Mobile phone in Nicaragua costs about $25

40 - Location

Pink Pearl Island is a 2.5 acre private tropical island, located in the Caribbean sea approximately 3 miles from mainland
 off of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua,  Central America.
The island is surrounded with turquoise water and powder white sand. It’s coconut trees and  native fauna are protected from high seas
by surrounding reefs and outlying islands.
This Caribbean coast of Nicaragua is often referred to as 'the undiscovered Caribbean' and the country as a whole 'the next Costa-Rica'
 with great investment opportunities.

41 - Activities

Pink Pearl Island is situated among a group of coral islands, which have to be the most attractive, desirable destination in Nicaragua.
The sparkling blue ocean is scuba virgin water with pristine reefs, making it an ideal location for diving and snorkeling.

There are many natural attractions throughout this extensive area of reefs and islands which offer a range of tourist interest and leisure-time activities.
 Among these interests and activities would be recreational diving for both SCUBA and snorkelling enthusiasts among

A variety of unique coral formations that are found at shallow and medium depths.
There are also opportunities for diving at greater depths on coral wall and other formations found in deeper waters.
  Manta rays, Barracuda, and thousands of pretty coral fish live permanently in these islands.
 There are Green and Hawksbill turtle and many varieties of coral, like starlet, sea-fan, brain, sea plum, making underwater look like a colourful garden.
Thousands of pretty coral fish like angel fish, parrot fish, and puffer fish make the sea bottom look like a giant colourful natural aquarium.
Big crabs along with star fish contribute to the magical beauty of the spectacular sea bottom.

Used only with government permission, black coral is individually crafted to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
This tropical coral-jewellery is sometimes gold trimmed, while superb, and is priced very reasonable.


Another attraction of interest in the area is that of sport fishing.
 These islands offer an extensive array of these popular game fish same that exist in the rest of the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Snook,  Tarpon,  Jack,  Kingfish,  Spanish Mackerel,  Snapper and Barracuda and other fish are abundant around the island.
 Some resorts exist in the area, doing sportfishing  business.

Adventure trips can be taken exploring the many uninhabited islets.
These islands have been studied for several years by the Institute of Tourism, INTUR, and by the Ministry of Environment MARENA,
because they have great possibility for Eco-tourism.


Among other tourism activities there can be that of  bird watching.
There is a group of about 12 pelicans that live around the islands. They feast on the schools of sardines that inhabit the shallow reef waters.
Huge Frigate birds can often be seen soaring high above the island. This "Man O’ War" as the locals call it,
a seagull-like black bird with a wing span of 6 feet.

The mainland right across from and around the island is a low populated area full of lush vegetation, rivers and a variety of parrots,
 macaws, iguanas, monkeys, and deer.

Friendly people; superb seafood, a place of no worries, swimming in crystal clear blue waters, birds on coconut trees,
home grown tropical fruits on a private paradise. This is the lifestyle that even Jimmy Buffet will be jealous of......

 43 a - How to get there

 Managua to Bluefields – 45 mins by plane
You can fly into Managua, the capital of Nicaragua (MGA) Airport .
Then you can fly with La Costena Airlines  to Bluefields, a town of 50,000 people, in the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.

43 b - Bluefields
to PINK PEARL Pearl Island - by boat- 1hr 15 mins

 After arriving in Bluefields on the Caribbean side of Nicaragua, you then take a trip in a speedboat locally known as a 'Panga'.
 We rent a fiberglass speed boat with an outboard Yamaha engine that provides fast and convenient transportation to and from the mainland.
 The first hour of the journey is a smooth ride along the river, then the last 20 mins is a Caribbean sea ride from the lagoon to the island.
 The boat driver is experienced, licensed and an expert on the ocean.
 All arrangements can be made prior to your visit by contacting us..

43 c - Helicopter direct from Managua to Pink Pearl Island:
This picture we see the owners’ son that has reached PINK PEARL directly from the Managua International Airport with a helicopter.
One can rent R22 or R44 (Robinson) helicopters right on the Airport. Cost is about $
3500 for a two way trip all gas included.

45 - What is on Pink Pearl Island?
Pink Pearl Island is a private island which at the moment accepts guests selectively. It is ideal for a private party or celebration events.
 It is necessary to contact us and make a booking before your visit.

It  is of circular construction with an open plan living area downstairs, including a kitchen area.
There is a stairway to the upper level.
The upstairs has a wrap around balcony providing spectacular all round views of the island. The bedroom has a queen size bed and adjoining bathroom.

Three round, thatched cabanas, all with ocean views and each including two double beds and a private bathroom inside,
providing comfortable island style accommodation.  (Max 4 people per cabana.)

 There is a small kitchen area in the bar with freezer and there is a washroom.

Typically the west side of these islands is the calmer side with more beaches, where small vessels can land.
The east side is where there is more breezes and exposed coral reef.

There are about 18 surrounding islands, all of them coral formations.
The islands are protected by other islands in front of them and by the outer reef that breaks the waves.
The area is full of fish, lobster and shrimp.

he Reef itself partially surrounds the island and is home to a huge selection of exotic marine species.
Large beds of sea grass attract turtles and small fish, while the coral reef teems with life, providing spectacular snorkelling, and legendary fishing.

50 e - MAPS
The oldest existing map on these islands is the one made by US Corps of Engineers in 1933.

50 f - FRUITS
All tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, papaya and of course coconut grow in these islands.
The nearly islands used to be coconut plantations that is why they have so many coconut producing palm trees.

There are no predators in the islands and life is very easy slow, relaxing with no worries and a peaceful equilibrium exists.

At night you can watch the soldier crabs crawling slowly and carrying their heavy shell, like sea snails looking for food.
The nights are quiet and you can hear the smooth sound of the ocean lapping on the beach and watch the stars above the warm clear Caribbean moonlit sky.

Other wildlife include Ghost Crabs, which are generally only seen at night.

51 i - THE TRIP to the ISLAND

To get to the islands one can pass through the river that connects to the lagoon in Bluefields.
This is an enjoyable trip through the river where you can see a variety of tropical trees and birds. Mahogany, mangrove and balsa trees can be seen here.
 Beautiful rosewood can be found here, that local artists use for wood carvings that portray scenes depicting family life; boats, lobsters fauna and fish.

The area is favoured as a nesting ground by the Hawksbill turtle, and during the breeding season this process is monitored by the World Wildlife Service
in the form of daily visits to the beaches in order to monitor the nests.
 Nests can number up to one hundred, although all the activity of nesting and hatching takes place during the night,
 so it is rare to see either adults or young during the day.

52.  Food Supplies
Fresh food and produce can be bought or ordered in advance from Bluefields a market town where there is a profusion of fresh produce,
 including tropical fruits, vegetables etc.  Fresh lobster, jumbo shrimp and fish are plentiful and inexpensive in Bluefields.
While luxury items are available only in limited supply in Bluefields, nearby Managua has almost everything one could wish for,
gourmet items such as smoked salmon, French and Italian cheeses, fine wines and other specialty items.
It is quite possible to take the early flight to Managua, and return the same day to the island with the shopping,
as Managua is just a short 45min flight from Bluefields, and there are several flights each day.

The town of Bluefields can be reached by air in about 50 min from Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
It has a population of 50,000 English speaking people and a very relaxed and easy way of life

Bluefields Pier

Maypole festival

Every night is party night during May in Bluefields. The Maypole festival includes costumed dancers, steel drums, loudspeakers.
People dance around the maypole tree, a tradition that started in Jamaica. All the energy of Carnival is revived between the 6-16 of October,
and that is also the birthday of Bluefields.
Do not forget to try the "Flor de cana" (Flower of the sugar cane) the Nicaraguan rum.
It is one of the best and relatively inexpensive (US$ 5-6 for a big bottle).
The coconut bread is excellent and you can take it with you, it stays fresh for long.

53 a - Appliance & Furniture Stores

3907. "Radio Shack"

3902. "La Curacao"

3900. "La Curacao"

3904. "El Gallo"

3905. "El Gallo"

3906. "El Gallo"

3908. "El Verdugo"

         3968. "El Verdugo" 

3909. "El Verdugo"

3912. "Almacenes Tropicas"

3911. "Almacenes Tropicas"

3913. "Almacenes Tropicas"


53 b - Hotels 
Caribbean Dream
 $25/ night
3932. Hotel 
Casa Royale
 $80/ night

3954. Hotel & Casino
$90/ night

53 c - Hardware stores

3953. Hardware store

3952. Hardware store

3970. Hardware Store
53 d - Restaurants
3960. Restaurant
"La Loma"
Panoramic Bay View

3961. Restaurant
"La Loma"
3962. Restaurant
"La Loma"
3963. Restaurant
3964. Restaurant
3965. Restaurant
3966. Restaurant
"Pelican Bay"
3914. Restaurant
"Pelican Bay"
3967. Restaurant
"Pelican Bay"
53 e - Supermarkets
3957. Supermarket
3956. Supermarket
3958. Supermarket

3955. Supermarket


54 a - Brief HISTORY of the ATLANTIC (Caribbean) COAST 

Caribbean Nicaragua was never a Spanish dominion, except in theory.
English traders provided gunpowder and tools to the Miskito, Sumu and Rama and set up trading posts along the lagoons and rivers.
 Although the British protectorate ended in 1862, English remains the principal language here and the Protestant religion is still dominant

To many Nicaraguans the eastern half of the country that faces the Caribbean sea (Atlantic coast) is a mysterious region
that might as well exist on another continent. 
The "Atlantic coast" includes most of the surface of Nicaragua, but only a small fraction of its population.
Although the British protectorate ended in 1862, English remains the principal language here and the Protestant religion is still dominant.

54 b - HISTORY of the ISLANDS

Some of the islands were occupied by people that used the islands to grow copra from the coconuts in the late 1800’s.
Some of these private islands were once sold to private parties from the Miskito King G. Augustos Fredrick himself.
All the islands have plenty marine life around them. Some of the islands have superb white sand beaches and are surrounded by coral reef.

54 d - PEOPLE  -  POLITICAL  CLIMATE  -  Safety
People from the Atlantic are very friendly and easy to talk to. The area is very safe due to its low population and absence of guns.
This Independent region has its own government and is a distance away from the politics of Managua.
Here English is the main language (people also speak Spanish and Miskito) and the pace of life is slow and relaxing.
An interesting mosaic of people peacefully coexists here.
The majority is Miskito Indians mixed with
friendly Caribbean 'Creole' English speaking people,Garifuna, Rama and people from Nicaragua.

55. H
In the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, visitors and investors receive "preferential treatment" by the local people.
This happens because local people, not only welcome foreign investment but they are also very hospitable.
This is a very open-minded society, culturally diverse that welcomes visitors and potential investors.

Here are the Medical facilities that are close to Pink Pearl in case of an emergency.

.A. 20 minutes - Pearl lagoon - Centro de salud (Health Center) Tthat is like a small pubic clinic, but its free.
.B. 30 minutes - Brown Bank  - Centro de salud
.C. 40 minutes - Kukra Hill - HOSPITAL
.D. 1 hr 20 min  - Bluefields - HOSPITAL and 12 Centros de Salud  one in every neighborhood.

 3923. Health Center  - Bluefields

 3930. Health Center  - Pearl Lagoon

 3924.  Bluefields - Hospital

 3925. Bluefields Hospital

 3927. Kukra Hospital

 3926. Kukra Hospital

 3922.  Bluefields - Hospital

 3921. Health Center  - Pearl Lagoon

3928. Kukra Hospital


Medical care is free in Nicaragua for Nicaraguans and Non Nicaraguans
The island and the towns that offer medical facilities all appear on Google maps.
They are marked with red circles in this google map
Pink Pearl island photos already appear on google maps.

3915. Medical Facilities - close to Pink Pearl

The Capital city of Managua is 45 minutes away from Bluefields by plane, and has has many modern Hospitals at US standards such as :
"Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas"

59. Banks in Bluefields & Nicaragua
Bluefields has 3 banks
2. BANPRO bank (Banco de produccion)
3. CARUNA  Federal Credit Union
Other Nicaraguan Banks are :
4. BACCREDOMATIC bank (Banco de America Central Credomatic)

60. Cash (ATM) machines in Bluefields
Bluefields has 3 ATM or cash machine dispensers that you can take cash 24 hours.
1. Located outside BANCENTRO bank
2. Located outside BANPRO bank
3. Located In the main park outside the "Palacio" (that is the City Hall).

61. What about if I want to get more cash while I am in Nicaragua ?
If you are in Bluefields or anywhere you can go inside the bank BANCENTRO or BANPRO with your credit/debit card.
You can debit your card the amount you want, as if you were doing a purchase.
There is no limit on the amount you can withdraw, the limit is the balance you have on your US or foreign account.
 They charge 2% for the service.

A local Nicaraguan mobile phone costs about $25

Of course many Internet cafes are also available in Bluefields.
There you can use the Internet and make inexpensive International phone calls.

To save energy, our gas stove and oven use tanks of propane gas (TROPIGAS) on the island.
We have 2 small propane gas tanks on the island. It costs $10 to fill up each one of them.
 Tanks are small and portable and give you about a months cooking time each tank.


0-39 - Electric Generator

0-180 - Electric Generator 6500W (10 hp)

0-40 - Electric Generator

We have now installed a small but complete SOLAR SYSTEM on the island. It has panels, bateries, controller, inside and outside lights etc.
That is on top of the existing generator powered system that already exists on  the island.

0-35 - Solar Panel 

0-34 - Solar Control 


0-33 - Solar Battery 



Yes, We have a 110V washer - dryer for your clothes on the island.

Cost of living in Nicaragua is quite inexpensive. Salaries are also very low.
An average daily salary is about 270 Cordobas which is about US$10 per day.
Food (for example beef, fish ,vegetables) and local material for construction, furniture etc, cost less in Nicaragua due to inexpensive labor.

68. Is Lobster, Fish and Shrimp inexpensive ? Why ?   
The area is a producer of Lobster and shrimp that is exported, mainly  to Miami.
As a result, lobster, shrimp and seafood is abundant fresh and inexpensive in both Bluefields and the surrounding areas.

69. FLORA - What TREES can GROW there ? 

Any tropical fruit  or vegetable like coconut, papaya, mango, pineapple and avocado can grow in the  island.
Currently the islands have royal palms that produce fresh & juicy coconuts.

70. Is it SAFE to TRAVEL & LIVE in Nicaragua ? 
Even during the civil war, which ended in 1990, the political unrest did occur at the Northwest parts of the country, in Managua and in border towns.
The area of Bluefields is located in the state of RAAS which covers the eastern 1/3 of the country and has a population of only 200,000.
(Total population is apr. 5 million)
This area (mostly jungle) due to its low strategic importance, low population and far distance from the borders,
had an absence of political violence, even in the era of the Sandinistas.

71a - Is the island safe?

Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America and the Atlantic (Caribbean) Coast consists of friendly English and Spanish speaking people.
The island has two full-time caretakers who also act as security.

71b. Security
 around the island
The Nicaraguan Navy also patrols around the area.
The Permanent Navy station is about 5 miles before you get to teh island the island
That provides security and establishes the importance of the area as a favorite spot for Eco tourism or private residency in the Caribbean Nicaragua.
Surrounding area is very scarsely populated, people know each other are very freindly and keep an eye on the area.
Owner never had any theft or problems all these years.

No tipping is required or expected during your visit to the island.

72. Yahoo News - Article about Nicaragua
Here is an article that ranks Nicaragua as the top place to retire (and most affordable)...enjoy it.

75. If I have my own plane Can I fly directly to Bluefields ?
To be authorized to fly drectly to Bluefields with your private plane  you have to send the application info at least  24 hours before arrival
 by E-mail  ( or Fax  011 505 2233 1765 or 011 505 2276 8588.
You need to submit  :  
1. Airplane Insurance
2. Airlplane Registration
3. Aviation operating certificate
4. Pilots Licence
          Here is the original document with the 4 requirements before it was translated


After you land on the airport you pass, inmigration, customs and police inspeccion.

The Website of the National Institite of Civil Aviation is  is

76. Can I rent a plane or helicopter in Nicaragua ?
Yes, you can rent a private plane or helicopter in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua
The planes are 1 propeller, are US made by CESNA.
The helicopters are R22 (2 seater) or R44 (4 seater), both US made by Robinson Helicopter.
R44 Helicopter. It can be rented at the  Managua Intl Airport

77. LAST MINUTE. . .DO NOT FORGET to Bring..
Pair of boots or at least close toe shoes, and a pair of Long Blue Jeans or other equivalent thick pants (trousers).
This way you can walk in the back of the properties, over rocks etc.
b) Sunscreen and a cap or a hat for the sun.
c) Cash - US$ Many places in Bluefields do not process - or delay a lot - with credit cards, same situation with travelers checques.
US Dollars are accepted here along with the national currency. 1 US$ is about 29 cordobas.

Nestor the manager is arranging the whole trip
On the boat it will be just Nestor the manager, the boat man, his helper and you.
On the island there is a caretaker his name is Pingo he is there with his wife.
That trip is especially for you. There are no other visitors just the people that are facilitating your trip.
If we can get the construction guy Armando we will will send him over also he can talk to you about construction, although the island is ready.
He has built the island and several others in the area.
They are 3 construction guys that on the island that are cleaning the island for you and doing minor repairs.
The guy on the island that speaks english, his name is Murray
There must be some fins there so you can snorkel around the island.
You can take the kayak and go around.
Do not forget to go fishing around the island.
We will have some seafood for you on the island.
Hope you enjoy the island and have a nice tropical trip.

You first fly to Managua from the US. Managua is reached directly from Miami and Houston or Los Angeles
by "American Airlines", "Continental", "Iberia" or "Taca".
The Coastal town of Bluefields
(pop. 50,000) can be reached from Managua in 50 min with Airline "La Costena",
 that has 3 or 4 flights a day. Airfare is about $73 each way.

Managua To Bluefields
6:30am, 10:00am  and 2:00pm - be there 1 hour before your flight.

Bluefields to Managua
8:30am, 11:00am  and 4:00pm - be there 1 hour before your flight.
For detailed
Schedules and Airfares, see:

The Island can be easily reached from the city of Bluefields  with a speed boat within 1 hour 10 minutes.
All you have to do is fly to Managua the capital of Nicaragua. We can arrange the rest of your trip.

78b. If you have to go to CORN island..
       don’t do this...
Corn island is about 100 kilometers or 60 miles from the mainland.
Corn island is not accessible by boat only by plane.
A direct trip from Corn Island to Pink Pearl is risky, expensive and difficult to arrange.
You will be going North West from Corn Island to Pink Pearl, so you will be traveling on the open sea with waves pounding you for 1.5 hours…bad idea.
The trip is expensive about $600. When there is rain or waves the trip is cumbersome even for fishermen.
The best way, is to go to Corn Island by plane, and to leave Corn Island by plane.
        if you are already in Corn Island...
If you have a number we can call you. If you have an e-mail tell us the day and flight you can be in Bluefields.
It is best if you can come to Bluefields with the first flight. Our manager Nestor will pick you up at the airport.
       but better do this instead…
Ideally after you land in Managua you fly to Bluefields and we can take you to see Pink Pearl, you spend one night at the island.
Then we return you to Bluefields and there you take the flight from Bluefields to Corn Island.
After you see Corn Island you can take the flight from Corn Island to Managua.
79. Who Flies to Managua ?
The following airlines all fly to Managua

AMERICAN  AIRLINES  800 - 433 - 7300    From Miami - Direct
DELTA  800 - 221 - 1212  From Atlanta - Direct
UNITED 800 - 864 - 8331  From Houston - Direct
COPA  800 - 359 - 3672  From Miami- Panama- Managua

80. How I fly from Managua to Bluelfields ?
La Costena - Ticket price is around $140 round trip
+ 505 - 2263 - 2142 or 43 or 44
Managua  to  Bluefields  3 - 4  flights daily
2-07.  Arriving to Bluefields
with "La Costeña
" Airlines
3950. Bluefields   Airport
"La Costeña" plane
2-08. Bluefields town and bay


81. Can I drive from Managua to Bluefields ?
Yes there is a non paved road since 2011 so you can drive to Bluefields. It takes about 5 hours.
Well, if you like the adventure .. after you see the island you can drive back to Managua by car.

We can make your trip arrangements. Here are 2 scenarios and their Iteneraries.
If you arrive late (from Houston), the first night you have to sleep in Managua.
If you arrive early (from Miami or Atlanta), you can make it to Bluefields the same day, and sleep in Bluefields.
We can have someome with you during your entire trip.

1. It is best to book your Costeña flight, first, that is from Managua (MGA) to Bluefields (BLU) and the return flight from BLU to MGA.
Then you can book your international flight  from your country to Managua
That is because the Managua to Bluefields COSTEÑA airfare always has a same fixed rate, and the plane may get full.
That is Unlike the International flights, where usually there is always space available, if you buy a more expensive ticket.

2. Always have 2 copies of your e-ticket with you to present at the airport counter during the check-ins in Managua and Bluefields.
This way you can be prepared in case they can not locate your ticket it in their system.

SCENARIO  1  -  Arrive in Managua after 1:00 pm  -  TYPICAL ITENERARY

DAY 1 - Arrive  to Managua - 
Sleep in Managua

The last flight to Bluefields leaves at 2:00 pm, so in this case you spend the night  in Managua.

For example, the UNITED flight from Houston arrives about 8:00 pm, at night
In Managua we can make reservations for you in hotel "Las Mercedes", that is part of the Best Western hotel chain.
It is located right in front of the airport.
Hotel Las Mercedes (Best Western) 
Website:       E-mail :
Address :
In frontt of the International Airport, KM. 11 ½, Carretera Norte
Tel (505) 2255-9922 or 2255-9910   -   Cost is $70  for 1 or 2 persons.
Can make reservations with your credit card in the website above, (normally, there is always availability)

DAY 2 - Arrive to Pink Pearl  -  Sleep in PINK PEARL

Next day you need to be at the "La Costena" airport in front of your Hotel at 5:00 so you can catch  the 6:00am  flight to Bluefields.
Check in at 5:00am enter the gate, have breakfast. Flight leaves at 6:00am. 
We pick you up at the Bluefields airport at around 7:00am.
With a taxi we get you to a private pier.
There a boat is waiting for you to take you to the island.
      ( Here is a photo of an example of your transportation boat )
Total boat trip time to the island is 1 hour 15 minutes.
The manager and the boat driver, are at your service.
See the island, eat lunch and dinner
Sleep at our 2 bedroom house.

DAY 3 - To BLUEFIELDS -  Sleep in Bluefields
Eat breakfast and came back to Bluefields by 8:30am.
Meet with our attorney to discuss about the property.
He can show you the title and answer any other question you have.
Last night you can stay in Bluefields on the Hotel Caribbean Dream or Hotel Oasis.
Hotel Caribbean Dream -  Tel (505) 257 20 107 - Cost is $35.
Hotel Oasis   - Tel (505) 257 20 665  or 257 22 812 - Cost is $100


Next day, or when done, we take you from your Hotel to the Bluefields airport.
Most people get the first flight at 7:00am in order to make their connection in Managua.

 2  -  Arrive in Managua before 1:00 pm  -  TYPICAL ITENERARY

DAY 1 - Arrive  to Managua - 
Sleep in Bluefields

If you arrive at the Managua Airport before 1:00 am you can catch the 2:00 pm, last flight with "La Costena" to Bluefields.
The AA flight from Miami arrives at 12:30 pm.
Also the DELTA flight from Atlanta arrives before 1:00 pm.
In this case you check in by 1:00 pm at "La Costena" flight, , flight leaves at 2:00 pm from Managua.
We pick you up at the Bluefields airport at 3:00pm.
We take you to your Hotel - Hotel Caribbean Dream or Hotel Oasis.
Hotel Caribbean Dream -  Tel (505) 257 20 107 - Cost is $35.
Hotel Oasis   - Tel (505) 257 20 665  or 257 22 812 - Cost is $100
At night we  can take you to dinner. Reataurant  LA LOMA (THE HILL) has a panoramic view of the bay and the town.
If you like seafood, we recommend the SALMAR Restaurant.

DAY 2 - Arrive to PINK PEARL -  Sleep in PINK PEARL
Next day, we pick you up at your Hotel at around 6:30am
With a taxi we get you to a private pier.
There a boat is waiting for you to take you to the island.
      ( Here is a photo of an example of your transportation boat )
Total boat trip time to the island is 1 hour 15 minutes.
The manager the boat driver are at your service.
See the island, eat lunch and dinner
Sleep at our 2 bedroom house.

DAY 3 - To BLUEFIELDS -  Sleep in Bluefields
Eat breakfast and came back to Bluefields by 8:30am.
Meet with our attorney to discuss about the property.
He can show you the title and answer any other question you have.
Last night you can stay in Bluefields on the Hotel Caribbean Dream or Hotel Oasis.
Hotel Caribbean Dream -  Tel (505) 257 20 107 - Cost is $35.
Hotel Oasis   - Tel (505) 257 20 665  or 257 22 812 - Cost is $100

Next day, or when done, we take you from your Hotel to the Bluefields airport.
Most people get the first flight at 7:00am in order to make their connection in Managua.

83. Why do you need a copy of the first page of my

It is very common for the Navy to like to know who is at the sea at any time.
That is to prevent  illegal activities. Also it helps the Navy locate people in case of emergencies, high seas etc.
Most countries worldwide, if you are at the water they want to know your name.
Normally if you are a tourist you make a line early in the morning and they check your passport and they give you this navigation permit.
It is called a ZARPE. To get the Permit avy office at the pier (Capitania) will be closed.
You have to make a line at the Navy Office at the port (Capitania) very early in the morning.
After you go with your passport, they give it in 2-3 hours. This will be delaying the manager and the boat man and the whole trip for no reason.
This will give you less time to see the island.
If we leave without this permit the boat patrol stops you in front of the island at the Navy station and they turn you back and investigate you.
Personally I am happy that the Navy has these kinds of controls that keeps the place safe.
Because this process is slow and sometimes the delay can result only in getting a permit for the next day,
the Navy (Fuerza Naval) accepts the following solution.

When the boatman appears at the Navy office he has his boat registration and his boat driving licence, so he is responsible for his travelers.
There the boat man (and the island manager) who goes along with him) can present copies of the passports of the passengers,
and the Navy office give him a ZARPE .
That is why we need copies of the front page of the passport of the island visitors.

Besides, there is little anyone can do in Nicaragua with a foreign passport !
If you are still worried about legal implications, you can cross the passport with an X,
And /Or or write over the passport copy “Not for legal purposes”
The Navy office just checks the photo name and the birth date that is all.
Two years ago, the requirements were just to provide  the name, age, and Passport number and the NAVY would give a ZARPE (navigation permit).
Now they do not do that anymore, they need copies of the passport or the passenger itself with the passport.
They do not keep the copies, they just need to see the data.
For expatriots that have properties of live in Nicaragua, the Navy can issue this navigation permit for 2 months every time.
Here is a copy of the ZARPE (navigation permit) just to see what we are talking about.


87 a - How can I get an idea of island RENTING prices ?

Most ex-patriots that have houses in the Caribbean, usually rent their beach houses out on a daily or weekly basis.
Approximate prices may be about $5 - 10,000 per month, all inclusive.

Usually the owner in the US or elsewhere, finds the clients and arranges the payments
Then, the caretaker in Bluefields buys the supplies, meet the clients at the airport and takes care of the trip.
Our caretakers are capable of arranging the OPERATIONAL part of the trip, that is take the clients to the island .
arrange their meals and return them to the airport.

To get an idea of prices of all inclusive, “complete island” rentals see this site 
that specializes in renting islands.
Prices start at $500-$1000 a day and go up to $100,000 a week.

Most owners charge 25-50% for reservations, you get paid in your country, let us say the US.
Pink Pearl Island is the only one in the area that offers overnight accommodations.
It became more famous since it was rented at 2011 for an Italian Reality Survivor TV show.
The group had 2 helicopters there, see some of the pics above.


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