Getting there & away
Although you can theoretically catch a cargo vessel to Prinzapolka and Bluefields, most people come by plane. Once the longest airstrip in Central America, it was specifically built to launch air support for the invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, which never actually arrived. Today both La Costeña (LC) and Atlantic Airlines (AA) offer regular flights to Managua, Bluefields and the Mining Triangle. Note that while RAAN does not use daylight savings time, the airlines do.
Bluefields US$90/140 one way/return, one hour, 12:10pm (LC), Monday to Saturday
Managua US$100/150 one way/return, 1½ hours, 8am (AA), 8:20am (LC), 12:10pm (AA), 12:20pm (LC) and 1:15pm (LC); Monday to Saturday service to Las Minas