Start Here: your family’s reconnect abroad in Granada, Nicaragua.

A well-planned trip to Nicaragua, whether for a week or a year, can create a storehouse of unifying memories for families who often live separated or hurried lives back home. From a comfortable base in Granada, Nicaragua your family can confidently immerse into a new culture that is firmly rooted around the importance of slowing down to spend essential time with family.

Find out here why Granada is the perfect location for parents and kids to safely explore a fascinating foreign world and learn vital navigating skills for life at home and abroad.

Healing Nicaragua

Aguas Agrias with Kids, Nicaragua, Mombacho, swimming, family, things to do
You can  spend a day out wading in mineral waters and picnicking under the gaze of howler monkeys.

The natural world of Nicaragua is majestic and captivating.  If you haven’t had much time for green spaces and swimming holes back home, imagine your family passing a free day kayaking in the mineral waters of a lagoon or hiking around its crater rim. Picture your kids exploring tide pools and boogie boarding in the Pacific Ocean or observing schools of tropical fish in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Your family outside in vibrant tropical nature, fresh air and healthy sun- feeling connected and unscheduled.

Engaging Nicaragua

World Schooling Granada Nicaragua
Nicaraguans are so friendly and adore children.  It is amazing to explore the real-life skills they have to teach that are totally different from our own back home.

Watch your kids begin to decode the new world around them- deciphering Spanish, new foods, music and ways of interacting.  Know that these experiences are creating new skills to navigate future opportunities back home and around the world.

Home base Granada


Continue your journey into the heart of Nicaragua with an extended stay in beautiful Granada: a city of grace, dignity and lingering colonial history. For short holidays or even extended stays like ours, Granada has it all for families travelling abroad.

Historic Granada offers meaningful opportunities for volunteering and quality, bilingual schools for kids. Days can be full of engaging experiences to bring you closer to the Nicaraguan culture and people.  Families can easily access a selection of comfortable homes, supermarkets with familiar foods, and restaurants that offer worldwide cuisine.

Granada Family Living

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Aiden and I hiking nearby Mombacho Volcano 15 minutes from Granada. Your kids will love this trip!

Browse around the pages, videos and photos of Granada Family Living to help plan your family’s journey into beautiful Nicaragua. Our site aims to share useful information and updated insider advice to help your family have a successful Nicaraguan immersion experience.

I sincerely hope that your family enjoys your exciting travels through this beautiful country and that you reconnect more fully with the people who matter most to you along the way.

If you’re new to Granada Family Living and are beginning to mentally navigate your way here, these articles are good starting points:

Navigating smooth arrivals at the Managua Airport with kids

Finding your family’s home rental in Granada

The best bilingual, immersion school in town

How to handle multiple visas for extended stays

What to bring from home for the kids

What to pack for Mom

Feel free to hangout and browse and ask questions as you go!