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 and coins of 5, 10, 25, 50 centavos and 1 and 5 of Córdoba. For the current exchange rate: www.oanda.com.
It is useful to have at least some U.S. dollars because you can change them in almost every bank, while the euro is rarely accepted. Major credit cards are widely accepted. There are ATMs in most tourist areas. Within some hotels and restaurants you can pay like this but in smaller venues often you can not. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 16.00 pm and Saturday from 08.30 to 11.30.
Pocket Money: The allowance recommended by us a minimum amount for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, local airport taxes and gratuities payable. The amount you actually spend will depend a great deal of your own habits and souvenirs are also therefore not included.