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My husband, myself, and our 1 year old son are flying to Managua and arriving at 1AM. We plan to then travel to Grenada the next day. We are looking for an affordable hostel or hotel with easy 24/7 access from the airport since we'll be arriving in the middle of the night. So far it seems our options are either a pricy hotel by the airport or a taxi to the hostels near the bus terminal where presumably we would set for leaving the next day to Grenada.
Does anyone have a suggestion of a hostel near the bus that is easy and safe to access by taxi or shuttle from the airport (at ~2AM), and is reliable to keep our reservation (a complaint i have read on TripAdvisor for many hostels, and at 2AM we'd rather not mess around)?
Or another suggestion of how to get to Grenada given 1AM arrival to MGA?
Thanks for your help!
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Seems like things are heating up a bit along the Honduran border. Travelers through the area should be mindful that the security situation is rather touchy, especially in some of the smaller towns.
Police confirm clash with militants
I'm going to Nicaragua this January for 3 weeks maybe more if I am having too much fun, then on to Honduras and Belize.
I arrive in Managua around 1pm. I was wondering if it would be best to head to Granada first or San Juan del Sur. I am not sure how long a bus/taxi will take to either destination although my research has indicated it is not too far away from Granada. How far is SJDS from Managua? If the ride isn't too long (more than 3 hours) I won't mind heading in that direction.
Being a solo female traveler I'd like my first destination in Nicaragua to have access to other backpackers/travelers, have outdoor adventure opportunities, have low-mid range accommodations to choose from.
Thanks for reading. Any advice or places of interest you feel like sharing are definitely appreciated. Plus if anyone is traveling there on/around Jan 28, maybe we can meet ... more »
Probably like many travelers, my flight gets into Managua around 9:30 pm. Does anyone know if currency exchange is available at that hour?
Also, are there any services available that later? And about how long does it take to get through customs at that hour?
My boyfriend and I are about to embark on a 7 week trip of CA. We have roughly worked out how long we'd like to spend in each country, and due to our time constraints have decided to basically skip Costa Rica and go straight from Nicaragua to the Bocas Del Toro in Panama. Does anyone have any advice on the quickest/easiest way to travel between these two countries, spending as little time in Costa Rica as possible (without flying)??
I'm contemplating 5 days in Nicaragua in February. I'd like a good mix of relaxation and activities. Any suggestions on which city(ies) might be best?
Is anyone currently around San Juan del Sur? If so, what is the dengue and mosquito situation like? I am planning a trip to SJS in January but I am worried about getting sick. I will be with a friend who is pregnant so we really want to stay healthy. It will be dry season , which I hear is better , but we are considering changing our travel plans. Any thoughts or input ?
Does anyone have the correct email address for G&G Hotel? The one listed on Trip Advisor and other sites have it listed as email@example.com, but that isn't correct as I keep getting emails bounced back. I tried calling, but we couldn't understand each other.
I've looked all over the internet, but can't find it. I'm trying to make a reservation, so I appreciate any help.
Does anybody know if the small boat, Roger Saul, is still taking passengers between these two islands off the east coast of Nicaragua?
My wife, two small children, and I are spending a week on Little Corn Island in February 2014. I understand there are fast panga boats available, but taking the "slow boat" is preferable to having sea sick little kids.
I'm unable to find any way to contact the operator of the Roger Saul or other "slow boats" between the two islands.
Does anybody have recent experience with this or know if the Roger Saul is operating (and how to contact the company)???
Thank you! - Moshi
hello. so I am looking to possibly get married in Nicaragua. unfortunately, I am having difficulty finding information on who to contact to accomplish this (perhaps because neither of us speaks any Spanish). could someone recommend a notary or judge to contact? also, does anybody know roughly how much it would cost to take care of everything? the paperwork side of it, I mean. any help would be much appreciated.
We're arriving at the Managua airport on a late evening flight and will be staying at the Best Western Mercedes near the airport. We have the option of the 6:15am early flight to the Corn Islands the next day or the 2:30pm afternoon flight. Are there any sights or activities near the airport that could be checked out in the am and have us back to the airport in time for the afternoon flight? We'd have our backpacks with us unless they were left at the hotel while we did things in the morning.
Anyone know who flies from Managua to San Carlos? it could be La Costena but they don't post their prices yet for 2014, so I'm wondering if there are any other choices.
I'll be in Granada so if I did decide to bus it, I know its a long trip but is it in a Long distance bus like NicaBus or will it be vans or school buses - anyone?
I have heard that the Puma Trail on Mombacho is closed for repairs .. Can anyone confirm if this is correct and when it will be open again.?I was planning on spending Christmas Day on the trail.
We are contemplating a trip to Nicaragua this January. We are experienced travelers and have backpacked in South East Asia, India (my husband numerous times), Mexico and last year we spent a month in Colombia.
In 2006 we went to Costa Rica. In 30-40 years of traveling I have to say that this was our least favourite trip mainly because there seemed to be a lot of theft and violence. It didn't happen personally to us but to fellow travelers staying where we were staying. We have not experienced this elsewhere. I also didn't find the people particularly friendly. We spent about 3 weeks in the country.
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I need some help with the very confusing bussystem in Managua.
Is there a direct bus from the airport to Huembes market?
We stay near the airport and want to go on to SJDS the next day.
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