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Hello... I am planning to fly from Corn Island to Managua (MGA) airport on La Costena airlines, to connect on a separate ticket to an Int'l flight on TACA to San Salvador. I believe the flight from Corn Island makes a 20 min stop in Bluefields. The flight schedule shows the La Costena flight arriving MGA at 2:05 PM and the TACA flight departing MGA at 5:30 PM, which is a 3h25min connection from domestic to International. Remember, these will be separate tickets so TACA will not know I am…

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Hello friends, as the title reads we are landing in Nicaragua leaving Costa Rica 14 days later.

Not too interested in colonial towns or tourist locations. We hope to make friends with locals in laidback beach towns and find out about the real Nicaragua in case we can somehow move here one day since we hear good things.

Any information about travel and sightseeing would be much appreciated. Based on the threads I've read so far were thinking of spending some time at ometepe, lago opoya…

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Hi there,
we need to save some money before heading to Yucatan, Mexico (coming from expensive Panama&Costa Rica), so we're thinking about renting a room/apartement somewhere in Nicaragua for 3-4 weeks. The question is: where? :)
We need: a nice room, maybe with aircon, good Internet connection (we have to do some work for the university and want to be able to watch movies online), cheap supermarkets nearby in a preferably nice place where you can do a lot of free or low budget stuff :)
We thought…

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Hi there! I'm flying to Little Corn Island on May 1st but I'm unsure when I'll return back to Managua. Is it possible to purchase a return flight while on Little Corn Island? Or, if I purchase a return flight beforehand, can I change the date of the flight once I'm on the island?

Thanks!

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Hi there,

We are wondering if there are opportunities for mountain biking in Nicaragua? Are there trail networks, single track, cross country style? Are there local groups/bike shops that offer guides? My husband is fluent in Spanish so getting around and communicating won't be as much of an issue.

Thanks in advance,

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I'll be traveling to Managua, Leon, Matagalpa, Granada, Ometepe.
What are the best places to change USD to Cordobas - banks, oficinas de cambio ?
Thank you!

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The next morning around 10 our hotel hailed transport to Charco Verde for $15. Stayed at Hotel Charco Verde $52 including tax. Decent room with good a\c and hot water. Admission to Charco Verde Reserve included. We hiked the entire trail system which had some great views of Volcano Maderas from a different perspective than from Playa Santo Domingo. Spent over an hour at the butterfly farm, I think $5 each, a bit pricey, but very nice, with lots of birds too. We had just enough time to grab…

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Trip Report Nicaragua 16 days
Disclaimer: Married couple, both 64 and have been around the block a few times. At this time in our lives we have more money than time off, (both still working). Well past the $20 hotel stage, not into luxury but convenience.

Arrived at Managua airport about 1 PM after leaving for the Philly airport at about 4:15 AM. Took an airport taxi to Madera’s Inn Hotel ($45) in Masaya. We had been following the Masaya \ Granada controversy on Thorntree for awhile and had…

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I was researching budget housing in Leon and it looks like I can get single rooms for around 15. What would that price be like if I'm traveling as a couple (one bed)? Is that type of place OK as in OK bed and not super loud. Beyond that I don't really care about peeling paint, cold water, etc. Also I am curious what type of places I could get for 30-35 a night. I would like to be in an old neighborhood in Leon. I don't mind a little sketchy just not downright dangerous. I do like to be able to…

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Hello,

We have booked a holiday trip to Nicaragua from the last week of April till first week of May.
As we have only 13 full days to discover Nicaragua, we are in doubt which places to choose and visit and which one to skip, taking in to account the period of traveling.
We do like an active holiday, like exploring lush nature and spotting wildlife. We do really like water (such as Rio's, wetlands, mangroves) or jungle, and are not that much fond of (dry) vulcano's. We like it unspoiled and not…