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I'm going to be traveling for a quick 9 days with my 16 year-old son in Nicaragua. We want to go to Grenada, Omatepe and San Juan del Sur. I'm wondering if Nicaragua has on-the-cheap van style tour companies for backpackers so we don't have to spend a lot of time figuring out public transport

Looking for advice...

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I land in Managua around 9 p.m. & was planning on taking the bus straight to either Leon OR Managua. From what I've read, most buses stop running around 7pm (?)though so I'm concerned I won't be able to get anywhere outside of Managua this late. Is this true? Are there safe transportation alternatives at night? If We can't leave until the morning, any decent/cheap ideas for places to stay near the bus transit center to Managua?

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I am sure this question is asked all the time, but I am wondering if anyone can help me with a question about entry into Nicaragua. My husband, daughter and I are Canadian. We are planning a longer stay- hopefully about 9 or 10 months. We would prefer to arrive with a one way ticket. I am aware that we will need to leave the country to renew our visas, but am not sure if we will be permitted entry without a return ticket??? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Hi
Just spent one night in this place and, after being out for the evening for something to eat, returned to discover that 400 cordoba had been stolen from my wallet in the bedside cabinet. The owners insisted that it couldn't have been staff because they are all family. However, one of them had been in the room to change a lightbulb whilst we were out.
If you have to stay here don't leave any cash in the room.
I would highly recommend staying at Hostal Don Popo rather than this place, or…

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Hello,

We are planning a 6 weeks trip to Nicaragua in June/July with our 3 kids (7,5,3 y/o). First of all is 6 weeks too long? We have enough time to add another country or two, but in some ways would rather not rush around. We have been living on a boat in the bahamas for the last few months so are used to a slow pace of life. We have travelled with kids in SEA, Indian subcontinent...so kids are used to developing countries.

Basically we are planning to spend time in Grenada and area…

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Hello!
I appreciate the advice I received earlier. It was helpful in planning my trip. I'm currently on Ometepe having just arrived from Granada and am taking a much more leisurely and relaxed trip than usual for me due to antibiotics I'm taking. I'm looking for somewhere to splurge for a couple of days at the end of my trip and hoping to find somewhere Nicaraguan owned to do so. I am open to most areas of the country, but hoping to avoid the surfer bro culture of San Juan del Sur.
Thanks in…

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Hi, I´m a native Spanish speaker (bilingual) from Puerto Rico who wants to experience Nicaragua, particularly Granada, Leon, Managua, etc. I enjoy low-budget travel, with lots of fun, history, socializing, urban culture, etc. Hit me up!

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Hi there!

We are a couple travelling to Nicaragua in August for 12 days.
Our idea was to go for some history and culture, nature and caribbean beach.
We came up with the itinerary below, but it is pretty hard to find information on the last part of our route, so we are in need of some help.

  • Granada (city, isletas and mombacho): are 2 days enough?
  • Ometepe: 2/3 days?
  • Reserva Biologica Indio Maiz and Rio San Juan
  • Laguna de Perlas
  • Léon

Is this doable at all in 12 days?
We want to avoid boat…

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Hi all!

My boyfriend and I are travelling to Nicaragua in August and staying for 12 days.
Volcanos and cloud/rain forests, history and culture and (swimming, not surfing) beach are the things we are looking for.
After reading some of the threads we are certainly willing to visit Granada (3 days) and Ometepe (3 days).
We are less sure about Léon.
Any recommendations regarding best beach to swim? We heard about Pearl Lagoon, but it is quite far and we don't know if we can fit it in. Also heard…

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Hello travellers,
Does anyone have any thoughts on the Corn Islands (Nicaragua) v.s. Bay Islands (Honduras) for the PADI Open Water diving certification?
I have heard that Honduras is one of the best and cheapest places in the world to do it, but the Corn Islands also look terrific, and Nicaragua seems to be quite cheap. Has anyone been to both or had experiences in either?
I've also heard that the security situation in Honduras is a bit edgy at the moment. Has anyone had any issues?
Gracias