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Vuelos a Nicaragua
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Getting to Nicaragua:

Several international airlines fly in and out of Managua International Airport, including American Airlines, Continental, Copa, Grupo Taca, Iberia and Sol Air. National airlines such as La Costeña and Atlantic Airlines also offer domestic flights.




Spanish (official), English and indigenous languages throughout the Caribean Coast.

Land boundaries:

Nicaragua borders Honduras to the north, Costa Rica to the south, the Caribbean Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west

5,483,447 in 2005.

130,668 km2



Ranges betwen 68º Fahrenheit (20º Celcius) and 82º Farenheit (28º Celsius). Rainy season is from May through October and dry season is November trought April.

National Tree:
Madroño (Calycophyllum candidissimum).

National Flower:
Sacuanjoche (Plumeria rubra).

National Bird:
(Eumomota superciliosa).

Democratic with independent branches of Goverment.

Time Zone:
Nicaragua shares a central time with the United Staes (-6h GMT)

vestuario Clothing:

Nicaragua is a hot tropical country. You should pack light, cool clothes. If you plan to visit the northern region (Matagalpa, Estelí, Ocotal, etc.) or to climb any volcanoes, warm clothes are recommended. Rainproof clothes and shoes are best when visiting cloud forests, such as Volcán Mombacho or Maderas, and wet zones such as the Río San Juan.

Nicaragua, Datos de interés

What not to Forget:

Don’t forget your camera, sun block and tanning lotion, bathing suit, hat, and insect repellant to prevent mosquito bites, which are common in tropical climates.

Documentos de viaje a Nicaragua

Travel Documents:

A passport is needed, valid for at least six months after the date of entry into the country. Visas are not required for visitors from most countries. Instead, tourist cards must be purchased for US$ 5.00 at the airport upon entry into Nicaragua.
Consult the updated list of countries whose citizens require visas.
If you would like to prolong your stay in Nicaragua beyond the period permitted with a tourist card, request an extension from the Immigration and Foreign Services Office in Managua.

Compras, en Nicaragua Shopping:

When visiting Nicaragua, save some space in your luggage for beautiful local crafts, a hammock, a sculpted piece or other mementos and souvenirs. Don’t forget to visit our shopping malls: Centro Comercial Managua, Metrocentro and Plaza Inter, and especially our craft markets: Roberto Huembes and Mercado de Masaya.

Propina, Nicaragua

Taxes and Tips:

The only tax paid by tourists in Nicaragua is the 15% added value tax (IVA). Tips vary from 10% to 15%. It is not necessary to tip taxi drivers. In hotels and airports, US$ 0.50 per suitcase is a reasonable gratuity.

Electricidad, Nicaragua


110 volts, 60 Hz

Permiso de conducir, Nicaragua

Driver’s License:

Visitors can use the driver’s licenses from their home countries for 30 days after entry into Nicaragua.

Dinero, Nicaragua Changing Money to Córdobas:

The most common is the exchange between American Dollar and Cordoba and vice versa. Please visit the website page: for the official exchange rate. The American Dollar is accepted everywhere in the country

Tarjetas, Nicaragua Credit Cards:

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted in many establishments.

Movilizarse en Nicaragua

Getting Around in Nicaragua:

There is a broad selection of rental vehicles for your travels to most tourism destinations. Hitting the road by public bus provides an exciting opportunity for those who want to explore and enjoy the Nica experience in urban centers or between the country’s cities and towns.
Ferry services and passenger vessels are available for travel on Lake Nicaragua and the Río San Juan, leading to exotic destinations with interesting tourist attractions.


List of Countries that require visa

Presidential Decree No. 57-2005 (See reforms), published in La Gaceta Official Newspaper No. 172, on September 5, 2005, establishes that citizens of most countries of the world do not need a visa to enter the country, they just need to buy a tourist card at the Airport or at the borders. With this new policy of freeing some countries from visas, the doors have opened to tourism and foreign investment. See more




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