Beautiful Nicaragua offers sunny landscapes including beaches, lakes, rivers, islands, volcanoes, mountains, and more. You have the opportunity to meet locals and shop national handcrafts, vegetables, and fruits in the colorful markets located in each of the 17 departments of this nation. As a 100% tropical country, Nicaraguans are very kind, warm, happy, friendly, and expressive. In the northern side of the country, Nicaragua has a cold climate. There, you can appreciate mountains, roads, and towns covered in mist. This beautiful Nicaragua offers the perfect mix of natural adventure, colonial & modern cities, gastronomy, and people that will make your journey unforgettable.
It is required to travel with a valid passport at least 6 months before expiration day. Travelers from EU countries, the US, and some Latin American countries do not need a visa to enter Nicaragua. The requirement is to pay a US$10.00 entrance fee, and receive a tourist card that is valid for 90 days. People from other countries should consult the Nicaraguan embassy in their country or visit www.cancilleria.gob.ni
Direct flights from international airlines such as American Airlines, Aero Caribbean, Copa, Avianca, Spirit, and Delta arrive daily at Managua’s International Airport Augusto C. Sandino. Visitors from Europe have to travel either in KLM or Air France, stop-over in Central America, and catch another flight to arrive at Managua, Nicaragua.
Light- tropical- comfortable clothing, gap, sunglasses, walking shoes, insect repellent
Mark 505 and then the corresponding phone number
Credit cards are recognized and used in most establishments and banks around urban areas of Nicaragua. Travelers Checks can only be exchanged at some banks. ATM’s are available in most tourist sites.
The US Dollar is widely accepted throughout the country. Common currency exchange is between US Dollars and Nicaraguan Córdobas, and vice versa. However, in rural areas and communities is better to be prepared with national currency. The official exchange rate is available at the website: www.bcn.gob.ni
Visitors can use their driver license of their home country for 30 days after their entry to Nicaragua
Electricity power in Nicaragua is 110 Volt or 60 Hertz. Special plugs are needed to connect to Nicaraguan outlets
Most malls, hotels, restaurants, and offices in Managua offer Wi-Fi connection
Nicaragua is known as the safest country of Central America. Nevertheless, it is always recommended to be careful with personal baggage, choose wisely the sites to visit, consult tourism centers, do not demonstrate openly your wealth.
Regular shopping can be performed in malls of Managua as Galerias, Metrocentro, Plaza Inter, Las Americas, Centro Comercial Managua. Handicrafts and souvenirs are available in cities and town markets.
Commercial offices and Government offices usually open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday through Friday; banks open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from Monday through Friday; on Saturdays, schedule goes from 8:30-12:30 pm. Malls open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from Monday to Sunday.