Replies: 5 - Last Post: Aug 23, 2012 5:33 PM Last Post By: ZZZAPATO
Aug 20, 2012 9:44 PM
HostelsGoing to be flying into Nicaragua next week, any need to book hostels this time of year or is it pretty easy to find something there?
Is there a bus that goes from the airport to the Barrio Martha Quezada?
Aug 21, 2012 5:11 AM
1It was the January of 2006: I got off at the bus station in Martha Quezada. Swarmed by touts, I broke through to Shannon's Pub where I met an expatriate with a visiting friend. They drove me around looking for a place. First, I think it was Santos (no connection with Tony, of Andiamo fame) was full. Second: La Quintana (probably) took me in. I took a taxi to the airport and on the way back from Corn, another to Huembes Market. I tried a city bus in Lima once, which nearly led to disaster. My understanding is that in most cities the buses take a time to get the hang of.
Aug 21, 2012 12:54 PM
Aug 21, 2012 5:58 PM
Aug 21, 2012 7:03 PM
4The local bus that runs on the road outside the airport terminal brings you to Mercado Oriental in central Managua. It is not the safest part of the city, but nothing ever happened to me there. But if you don't know your way around , can't speak Spanish and can afford it, I also would suggest a taxi.
You can get a group taxi on this road (outside the airport) , cheaper than the taxis in the airport driveway.
Getting around Managua either by bus or colectivo, I have found people helpful. Always on the local bus, someone strikes up a conversation. asking where I am from, etc. Not that Managua is so lovely or so easy to navigate...it is spread out and rather "suburban".
Aug 23, 2012 5:33 PM
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