• Background info
  • Festivals Nicaragua
    Holidays: Since Nicaragua is predominantly Christian, the Christian festivals like Christmas, Epiphany (January 6) and of course Easter are celebrated everywhere. Furthermore, the country has its own holidays. Every village and town has its own patron saint, ...
  • Culture Nicaragua
    The cultural differences between Europeans and people of Central America are so big that you could devote an entire book to the subject. Below are some selected items that will help/be of interest to you during ...
  • Food and drinks Nicaragua
    Food: The Nicaraguan cuisine is simple and straightforward. It uses similar ingredients as the Mexican food such as beans, rice, corn, cheese, banana and tortillas, but without the spice and variety. Vegetarians will not have any problems, ...
  • Landscape Nicaragua
    Nicaragua is wedged between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea in the east. It is bordered to the north by Honduras and Costa Rica to the south. With an area of ...
  • Population Nicaragua
    Nicaragua has approximately 4.6 million inhabitants (35 inhabitants per km ²), of which 69% Mestizo, 14% Caucasian, 9% blacks and 4% Indians. The country used to have even more people, but a large number in the ...
  • Religion Nicaragua
    The bulk of the population of Nicaragua is adherent to the Roman Catholic faith imposed by the Spanish colonists, who used religion as an important instrument of power for the suppression. In Nicaragua, 90 percent of ...
  • Tipping Nicaragua
    Restaurant and hotel employees are not well paid. You may not have a ready solution for the country’s poverty, but the least you can do is to tip the ones working for you. The guideline ...
  • Weather and climate Nicaragua
    Nicaragua has a tropical climate with two seasons. This means that in Nicaragua the year is warm, but also that there is the likelihood of considerable rainfall. This rain falls mainly in the rainy season (invierno, ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Nicaragua
    Take your first day in Managua easy. Take time to acclimatize. The transition of climate, and time difference can be profound. Let the country make an impression on you, try to pick up some Spanish and ...
  • Communication Nicaragua
    The post office (Correos de Nicaragua) is usually open during business hours and on Saturdays until noon. In general, the mail is both reliable and effective in Nicaragua. Only the sending or receiving of international ...
  • Electricity Nicaragua
    Electricity is the same as in the United States: 110 volts, 60 hertz alternating current, with corresponding sockets, for which you will need a universal adapter. ...
  • Health Nicaragua
    Travellers to Central America who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare usually don’t run into health problems. However, we would like you to pay attention to the following health advice. Sunshine and heat: Sunburn is ...
  • Information for people at home Nicaragua
    Ensure that those at home know in which country you are and how long you are planning to stay away. You should fix a date when you will contact them. Making telephone calls from Nicaragua is ...
  • Luggage and clothing Nicaragua
    This tour leads us through tropical lowland as well as some higher mountainous areas, the latter enjoying a moderate climate, which may include cold nights. Therefore, bring along thin, cotton clothes. For the evening, a ...
  • Money Nicaragua
    The currency in Nicaragua is the Córdoba (C $), divided into 100 centavos. In everyday life, the Córdoba is also known as the peso. There are banknotes of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 CORDOBA ...
  • Photographs Nicaragua
    Good-quality film rolls can be bought everywhere in the larger cities. Check the best-before date and only buy from stores where the materials are kept in cold storage. The best thing to do, by the ...
  • Safety Nicaragua
    In the cities sometimes pickpockets are at work. A simple method keeps them away from you: stash your big money and valuables underneath your clothing, in a non-visible manner. Keep some ready money apart, so ...
  • Time differences Nicaragua
    In Nicaragua it is 6 hours earlier than in the UK (during summertime 7 hours). For Western Europe: 7 hours (during summertime 8 hours) earlier. ...
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