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A DREAM COME TRUE The master plan for Seaside Mariana now is ready to take shape, with construction scheduled to resume in June 2014. As the building process begins, the wonderful opportunities to invest, live, retire or just decompress here become reality. And it’s a reality that’s both affordable and lucrative. Coming soon is release of the Ambassador Member Program, a smart and realistic offering of prime beachfront real estate at affordable prices. Read more of page 2 about A Dream Come True.

PARADISE FOUND: Would You Believe it’s in Nicaragua? Certain factors determine what countries will grow and thrive in the coming years. Some of these factors reflect simple common sense, while others are a little more esoteric or unusual. To put this into perspective, consider the following: Bountiful natural resources and ecological diversity mean huge interest and repeat visits. Think Costa Rica is on an eco-tourist’s hot list? If that were the case, Nicaragua would represent an eco-tourist’s Ultimate country. Nicaragua has more bio-diversity, less developed natural areas, greater eco-diversity and national parks that see a fraction of the traffic that you’d find in Costa Rica. It is common saying that in Costa Rica 20 tourists will be gazing at a single bird through their binoculars, while north of the border, in Nicaragua, a single tourist will have 20 birds all to themselves. Nicaragua is an unpolished gem in this regard. But the polishing is underway as record numbers of visitors continue to flock to the country.

The beaches in Nicaragua are second to NONE in Central America. The warm waters of the Pacific invite swimming and exploration as ribbons of sand make for perfect, scenic walks and sunbathing. Visiting Costa Rican beaches is similar to their Nicaraguan counterparts, just many times more crowded. Ask yourself, where would you rather put your resources? A safe, secure and stable nation makes visitors and investors feel safe – with good reason. People feel reassured and eager to visit (and revisit) places where they feel secure and comfortable. Nicaragua is ranked one of the safest countries in ALL of the Americas – right after Canada. Their crime rate per 100,000 people was HALF of what it was in the United States and Costa Rica. While this might surprise some people, it is not a surprise to those who have visited Nicaragua and spent time amongst her people. Furthermore, Nicaragua has maintained a stable democratic government for two decades and has successfully completed multiple peaceful Continued on next page

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transfers of power. Visitors (and residents) like having numerous attractions available for them to indulge in daily adventures. The more there is to do in a given country, the more attractive that country will be to potential residents and/or investors. Nicaragua has the largest freshwater lake in Central America complete with extremely rare freshwater sharks. The surf scene is burgeoning on the Pacific Coast. There are Caribbean islands in Nicaragua as spectacular as any of the Virgin Islands. Vast parts of the country are relatively unexplored. There are multiple volcanoes to explore, from a belching active volcano with an open crater, to a volcano with dark sand that can be skied or snowboarded year around and even a tiny island boasting two volcanoes in the middle of a vast lake that can be visited and climbed. There is more virgin sport fishing that you’ll ever find in Costa Rica. There are wellpreserved colonial towns to visit with architecture hundreds of years old. Deep, clear crater lakes offer a freshwater nirvana for those looking for a truly unique experience. Massive craft markets can be a haven for shoppers and bargain hunters. Eating out at top-notch restaurants is easy and inexpensive compared to North American or European prices. And this just gives you a taste of what you might find. Already there is a clear proclivity for North American and Europeans to travel to Central America. The 40 million annual visitors that travel to the Western Hemisphere abundantly demonstrate this. Nicaragua currently hosts over 1,00,000 visitors each year. And this figure has been growing in leaps and bounds as the country makes the transition from an off-the-beaten-path destination to a recognized marquis country. Nicaragua has been ranked as one of the top places to visit in the world by the Lonely Planet Guide Books for several years now. Why you’re missing out on potentially huge profits and benefits if you are not investing in this breakthrough country. Nicaragua WILL continue to grow; it’s as simple as that. The avalanche of development will continue to sweep over the country. There is so much potential, it can be frightening at times. The hardest part about it is figuring out how best to take advantage of the situation, to capitalize on the knowledge you have obtained.

A DREAM COME TRUE In the next few months, we’ll be touring North America to share Seaside Mariana with as many people as possible. We’ll be in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa. In the US, we’re visiting Seattle, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Boston. Seaside Mariana has received full support from the Ministry of Tourism and Pro Nicaragua, the government, and the President of Nicaragua. The government is firmly committed to private property; timely permit issuance, and supporting the needs of projects that place special emphasis

on giving back to the community. We feel fortunate to have been welcomed into such an amazing country and it is our utmost desire to aid and assist those who have extended us such a warm welcome. Nicaragua is an unpolished gem that is just beginning to make its presence known. As the largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is home to diverse and dramatic terrain that features lush jungles, large fresh water lakes, active volcanoes, and stunning beaches. Seaside Mariana is fortunate to occupy the best beach in the country, yet is only an hour away from the capital of Managua and the international airport.

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The Best Way to Learn More About Nicaragua is to Introduce Yourself! An educational and entertaining guided discovery tour of Nicaragua is an ideal opportunity to find out for yourself why Nicaragua is being revealed as a wonderful place to vacation, the ideal spot to retire, a lucrative market in which to invest, and an emerging country full of promise and opportunity. To truly understand the beauty of this spectacular country, you have to experience it for yourself. Learn more about our Romantic Getaway Tours.

Nicaragua’s National Bird a Symbol of the Country’s Unsurpassed Natural Biodiversity When you travel around Nicaragua, you’ll likely spot the country’s national bird, which is found even within Managua. The guardabarranco, which translates as “guardian of the stream,” has a bright green body complemented by a striking blue stripe above the eye, a blue-bordered black patch on the throat and blue flight feathers. One of the guardabarranco’s unique features are tail feathers longer than its body with dark tips shaped like rackets. The males utilize the tails for mating rituals, while both males and females wag their tail feathers back and forth to discourage predators. A member of the Motmot family, the

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guardabarranco feeds primarily on insects and small reptiles. Interestingly, the birds nest in long tunnel nests in earth banks. The guardabarranco is one of 676 species of birds in 56 families known to live in Nicaragua, which is renowned for its rich biodiversity. In fact, Nicaragua possesses more than 7% of the world’s biodiversity. The country is quite simply an oasis that is incredibly rich in natural life and beauty within its amazing coastal and marine habitats and its expanse of tropical rain forest, which is the largest remaining in Central America. As a result, Nicaragua is considered to possess outstanding potential for environmental preservation and sustainable development. 3


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A Project Unlike Any Other There is a new and special place where the land and sea merge gently beneath the tropical sun. It is from this magnificent natural setting that a very special Oceanfront Community is rising. Welcome to Seaside Mariana - the Heart of Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast. Nestled on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, the community’s 923 acres rise smoothly from over a mile of unspoiled beach to the Tecolapa River’s tree-lined banks, framed by distant rolling mountains. Seaside Mariana is a growing oceanfront community located on a beautiful stretch of beach near the towns of Montelimar, Masachapa and Pochomil. Residents in the Seaside Mariana can enjoy a true, growing village atmosphere featuring unique individual neighborhoods, each offering a distinct personality and varied residential choices anchored by multiple Hotels and an Executive Design Golf Course. Seaside Mariana offers a broad and varied selection of home sites, golf villas, condominiums and bungalows for residents at every stage of life. Our amenities, facilities and programs offer a turnkey, resort-style approach for home purchasers, including concierge services, a managed rental service by Kemper Sports Management, and the security of on-site medical facilities. Becoming a part of the Seaside Mariana offers not only the most amazing blend of community amenities and

seaside home selections on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast, it also has a mission. Being part of this community means giving back to Nicaragua. Nicaragua is emerging quickly onto the world stage, and Seaside Mariana will be the resounding star. Beachfront real estate maintains a high yield on investment. Recognizing that history is a great teacher, an investment now in Seaside Mariana is likely to enjoy the remarkable returns witnessed in neighboring countries over the last decade. In the know travellers and eco-tourists are drawn to its pristine beaches, inland lakes, dozens of active volcanoes and the largest tract of primary-growth rain forest north of the Amazon. Overseas tourism, especially from the United States has grown significantly in the past few years. Nicaragua is reminiscent of Costa Rica 15 to 20 years ago. Real Estate is also 30% - 50% cheaper than its neighbor for tourists. This vibrant nation can now promote itself as The New Nicaragua, a distinction that Seaside Mariana will reinforce in all media and investor relations.

Mark Meijer is bringing his talent and design skills to Nicaragua where he is creating an Executive The combined efforts of Nicklaus DesignGolf andCourse Grupo that will be the centerpiece of Seaside Mariana, an Mariana are creating an oceanfront golf experience that exclusive community country’s Pacific offers a oceanfront level of play that will beonanthe international draw. coast near Pochomil. The combined efforts of Meijer Design and Seaside Mariana oceanfront The diversity of the terrain are andcreating natural an features inspired golf experience that offers a level of play that be a the Nicklaus Design team to utilize a will multifaceted unique challenge in Nicaragua. approach that will require strategic shot making. The property fits perfectly into the Nicklaus philosophy of The diversity the to terrain and allowing theofland dictate thenatural layout,features with theinspired intention Mark Meijer to utilize a multifaceted approach thatinto willthe to blend the course physically and visually require strategic shot making. The property fits perfectly natural setting. into his philosophy of allowing the land to dictate the layout, with the intention to blend the course physically and visually into the natural setting. 4

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returns and high quality of life, look no further than Seaside Mariana. Nicaragua is truly a land of uncommon beauty and opportunity. Nicaragua offers sound pro-investor and pro-business orientation. Nicaragua offers natural beauty rivaling anything in the region and surpassing most other countries. And Nicaragua offers real estate and investment opportunity that are unheard of elsewhere. Come to Nicaragua and you will agree that it is a country that offers a combination of attributes that is simply too good to pass up. It is a land of breathtaking beauty that has become an unshakable muse for many – a font of inspiration for poets, artists and travelers through the ages. From the tranquil rain forests and towering volcanoes to the meditative lapping of the warm ocean waves, Nicaragua’s many natural assets and virtues have charmed the souls of the lucky few. They have found paradise, and have kept the secret from the rest of the world for hundreds of years. Now, you have the opportunity to live in this place of great inspiration. Experience the pride of an investment that can be handed down from one generation to the next. Experience the pure and simple pleasures of life—spending time in places you love with the people you love.

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As economic indicators begin to improve, many investors are reflecting on lessons learned during the difficult times. As we take stock of our lives and priorities, we often conclude that the greatest fulfillment comes from the freedom to live where we choose surrounded by the people we love. As we become prescient to what matters most in life, investments that focus on quality of life become paramount. Tropical beachfront real estate provides an unparalleled lifestyle as well as strong financial trajectories in both appreciation and rental income. Seaside Mariana’s offerings are legacy investments-ones that will be passed down from generation to generation. For many, Nicaragua now provides an oasis of calm amidst a sea of turmoil. Nicaragua has steered clear of the subprime and derivative markets that have adversely affected so many other parts of the globe.

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Furthermore, Nicaragua still provides great upside potential in comparison to neighbors such as Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. With unmatched safety ratings and unmatched natural beauty, Nicaragua is poised for growth in the region.

With the baby boomer demographics providing a large market of buyers in the near future, now is your chance to get in ahead of the curve. Seaside Mariana has made exciting changes to the master plan that will have a big impact.

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Coming Soon: Ambassador Member Program Seaside Mariana will focus on the prime areas of the Mariana del Norte neighborhood bordered by the Meijer Design Executive Golf Course. A new boutique luxury hotel called Laya with 46 residential-bungalow and condominium units will be for sale in the new master plan. In addition, there will be 50 home sites available in the Ambassador Member Program, all of which feature direct beachfront, ocean view and golf course locations with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

Priority Register Now for the Ambassador Member Program! Seaside Mariana’s previous phases are now sold out, which is a clear signal that people are passionate about this project – and with good reason. There is no way to turn back the calendar and get in on the action at this point. Priority register now for the next phase of sales at Seaside Mariana to be released April 8, 2014.

Benefits of this exclusive program shall include priority selection of residences with special incentives such as cash rebates, golf membership, and cash credits, to name a few. Prices from USD $45,000 - $145,000.

In this case, thinking a ahead of time could make the difference between having nice options – or having no options. Using history as an indicator, Seaside Mariana sells fast. And once construction resumes on site June 2014, there will be even more interest in this unique and stunning development. A further reason to register early is that property from this point forward will only be released in limited amounts.

If you wish to join the forward-thinking lifestyle investors who seek both high

Laya Boutique Hotel is a completely unique hospitality offering within the country of Nicaragua. A relaxed,

eco-conscious hideaway for those looking for a private beachfront experience, LAYA will offer beachfront condominiums and beachfront bungalows just steps from the Pacific Ocean with expansive ocean views. Laya, which means “liquid” in Nicaragua’s native Miskito language, offers travelers and couples a private “off the beaten path” spa destination experience in the sun. Priority for selecting and buying will be determined by date of registration. Be one of the first in the queue. Once you have registered, you may consider paying a visit to Nicaragua and Seaside Mariana in the coming months or plan to attend one of our Discovery Events. Not only is it a tremendous country to see, but special events will be happening throughout the year as well. You could be one of the people prescient enough to join the Ambassador Member Program. And while that is happening, prices should be on the rise once again. 9


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This Unique Island “Eco-Resort” Offers 10.5 Kilometers of Pristine Beach If your idea of escape is a secluded island where you can commune with nature, live quietly, and fish, boat and surf, then Isla Mariana is the place. The master plan for Isla Mariana features a community marina and a 16-room boutique hotel under the Laya Boutique Hotel brand.

along the Pacific Ocean. Laya, which means “liquid” in Nicaragua’s native Miskito language, offers travelers and couples a private destination and experience. Isla Mariana is truly positioned to become an “eco resort” that respects the environment and offers an uncompromising, relaxed lifestyle.

Laya Boutique Hotel and Bungalows is a new component under the Grupo Mariana umbrella, and is a completely unique hospitality offering within the country of Nicaragua. A relaxed, ecoconscious hideaway for those looking for a private beachfront experience, Laya will offer boutique hotel suites and beachfront bungalows stretched

It’s an off-the-beaten path location featuring 10.5 kilometers of pristine beach, just 30 minutes from the colonial city of Leon. It’s surrounded by the Juan Venado Nature Reserve as well as the unique Salinas Grandes area where salts are pulled directly from

the sea. Because of this, Isla Mariana is dedicated to preserving and promoting Nicaragua’s natural resources and efforts are being made to classify the nearby salt fields as an eco-preserve. In essence, Isla Mariana is a wonderfully exceptional and beautiful place.

Isla Mariana is a relaxed, camp-like beachfront retreat on the island of Real de Las Peñas, Nicaragua. Located between the salt mines of Salinas Grandes and Puerto Sandino, Isla Mariana is a “salt-of-the-earth” escape for those who are in search of quiet solace, becoming in touch with nature and re-centering their minds and spirits.

Additional information about Isla Mariana will be released to the public after April 2014. Beachfront Home Sites are currently available for purchase. For the most up to date information about Isla Mariana, follow our progress on Facebook or www.islamariana.com

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Nicaragua’s Coastal Law—What Does It Mean For You? Paradise is epitomized by warm tropical breezes and swaying palm trees. But for most, the ultimate in paradise is an beachfront home where the beach lies at one’s doorstep and the blue waves lap at the shore. After all, what could be better than having a home right on the beach? Lately, however, concerns about coastal laws have made this dream seem perhaps out of reach. For those intrepid buyers who are steadfast about living the ultimate paradise, two questions are salient. One, are there restrictions on foreign ownership? Two, how close to the shore can one build? In Costa Rica the Maritime law applies to a full 200 meters from the high tide line, which by law belongs to the state. In Mexico foreigners are not allowed direct ownership within 100 kilometers from the border and 50 kilometers from the ocean. Fifty kilometers! Nicaragua, however, there are no restrictions on foreign ownership and you can build your home just 50 meters from the sea. Step out your door and you’ll find yourself on a soft sand beach. It does not get any better than that. In Nicaragua, the ultimate paradise is alive and well. Now with the passage of the coastal law things have never looked better. As of June 5, 2009, the new coastal law establishes a clear and irrefutable set of rules that guarantee land ownership along Nicaragua’s sought-after lakes and coastlines. The law states that oceanfront land within 50 meters of the high-tide line is public domain, as is land within five meters of lakes and lagoons. Rivers are exempt. The coastal law provides a clear mandate that removes uncertainty. The law ensures private property ownership that is just a short distance from the high tide line, giving buyers access to the sumptuous beaches that span the Nicaraguan coastline.

Would You Believe! For investors, an emerging market offers a brief window of opportunity to realize exceptionally high returns. Many investors took advantage of the opportunity in Costa Rica 20 years ago but that opportune time has passed. Now Nicaragua’s time has come.

In Nicaragua the risk is low because foreigners can own fee simple and the ownership laws are more favorable than in neighboring countries such as Costa Rica. Investors have found that owning beachfront land is a great bet. Grupo Mariana is helping investors realize even higher returns by offering extremely attractive pricing on a world-class product.

Furthermore, the law protects previous buyer who may have built even closer to the shoreline. As stated, “All land legally acquired prior to the law will be respected, as will all pre-existing structures and permits for land use or development within the affected coastal zones.” Prior to the passage of the new coastal law, investors were concerned that the coastal law could restrict access within 800 meters of the shoreline. Many projects were put on hold, estimated to be approximately $1 billion in tourism and residential property development projects. The new law, which passed unanimously, features the kind of favorable conditions that are likely to spur a boom in building and development. Ultimately the Nicaraguan economy will benefit, as will investors who were wise enough to get in early. It is estimated by Nicaragua’s Construction Chamber that the passage of the new coastal law could create 10,000 new jobs in next ten years. Building in Nicaragua is still significantly cheaper than Mexico, Costa Rica or Panama, which provides even more value to investors. Grupo Mariana is anticipating the demand and is ready meet it with the finest freehold beachfront properties available in the country. Isla Mariana Beachfront Retreat offers investors an absolutely stunning island getaway at affordable prices, Seaside Mariana Oceanfront Community will offer an unparalleled amount of beachfront real estate in Nicaragua and the only Meijer Design Golf Course in the region. Laya Boutique Hotel is currently in development at Seaside Mariana on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Soon, vacation travelers from around the world will be able to enjoy romantic beachfront bungalows and condominiums on the most beautiful beach in the country. The bottom line for investors is when you own exclusive beachfront property the demand always follows. Getting in now could be the best investment you have ever made. For those buyers seeking the ultimate noting-between-you-and-the-water paradise, the time has never been better. Nicaragua’s pristine coastlines present an unsurpassed lifestyle and investment opportunity and no one is better equipped to bring it to you than Grupo Mariana.

Join Our Community! One thing that sets us apart is the elite team of experts we’ve assembled over the past years. To ensure your satisfaction, we’ve brought on board world-class firms such as Earl Swensson Associates, Kemper Sports Management, LandDesign and Castaneda Ingenieros, to name a few. Grupo Mariana is committed to bringing you the best of the best.

We are very excited about the future of our growing communities and would love to help you learn more about our activities in Nicaragua’s. Join our Priority Registration Group, and learn more about how to become our neighbor in Nicaragua. Stay connected and follow our Blog, Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.


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community strength… The goal of the 5% for Futures Program is to help drive the economic growth and sustainability of the greater Mariana Region, creating an attractive area for the sustained growth of tourism activities. Our 5% for Futures Program is an investment in the future of Nicaragua. Funds dedicated toward the economic development of the Mariana Region support not only the daily lives of those who live, work and play here, but the continued success of Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast as a whole. It is our way of reinvesting in this beautiful country to support its future as a tourism destination, as an investment, and ultimately as a strong and vibrant community – a place you can call home. Through our 5% for Futures program, a great momentum is building toward a strong and positive future of Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast. With the help of additional consumers and investors, it is possible to not only change infrastructure, but change lives. 5% For Futures is not only a program. It is Grupo Mariana’s Promise, and their reason for being in business in the first place.

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