Getting Around Nicaragua

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    I left from Madrid on Iberia...

    by cosmopolit Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I left from Madrid on Iberia (best&fastest connecting) service via Miami where you have to change (15 minutes transit)for a smaller plane which always waits for intercontinental connection to arrive. Iberia left Madrid 3h late and still it worked smoothly, no worry.
    taxi or rental car. Bus works only for experienced traveller's who are fluent in Spanish AND got plenty of time at hand. Boat, there's a jetty down at the lake from where you can reach a few places.
    Picture gives an idea of local roads and facilities outside town.

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    Air travel into and out of...

    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Air travel into and out of Managua was wonderful. I must say that the Sandinistas can really do airport security. Our bags were searched very respectfully but thoroughly several times. I felt very safe getting on that airplane and the airline personnel were all very professional.
    We travelled around in the back of a truck. I don't recommend this. The express buses were very clean, comfortable, and on time. I am sure you could also rent a car very affordably, though you might as well wear a sign on your head that says 'tourist.'

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    Well, I went to Nicaragua by...

    by TanjaE Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Well, I went to Nicaragua by bus..I don't think that's possible for most of you (...). But travelling through the country, you should use a public transport. it takes some time, but it's interesting to meet new people.

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  • I flew into Managua on...

    by airmiles Updated Aug 24, 2002

    I flew into Managua on Continental Airlines, it was easy and really the only way to get there form where I came. A couple of friends had come from Guatemala and then went to Costa Rica by bus, this was apparently very stressful and long (it's the long wait at the borders, not the travel time), but less expensive than flying.
    Buses run all over the western part of Nic,theyr'e converted yellow school buses. They get you where you need to go, you can easily meet fellow passengers, and they are usually decorated beyond description. If you don't have to go very far (over two hours), these are tons of fun.

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    Bad roads

    by MalenaN Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    Specially during the rain season the road can be very bad with a lot of potholes. It can even have been washed away or just be muddy.
    The best car would be a 4WD jeep.

    Truck stuck on the road to El Transito
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    Going by bus

    by MalenaN Updated Feb 8, 2003

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    Busses in Nicaragua can be crowded. If there is no place inside the bus people sit on the roof or hang on the sides. Well, it might not be confortable but it is cheap.

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    Plenty of chicken buses...

    by darthmilmo Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Plenty of chicken buses around. Also, there are convenient van services between Granada and Managua. They are more pricey, but worth the money to get out of the hellhole of Managua.

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    Here's a view from the back of...

    by Mapgames Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Here's a view from the back of the motor boat that went along the Rio Frio between Los Chiles, Costa Rica and San Carlos, Nicaragua.

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Nicaragua Hotels

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  • Jicaro Island Ecolodge

    Granada Isletas, Granada, n/a, Nicaragua

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Los Balcones De Leon

    Esquina de los Bancos 1C al Este, Leon, 00000, Nicaragua

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Casa Naranja

    It felt like staying at Home in Nicaragua. The rooms are nice, very comfortable beds, a great...


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