LGBT Travellers

While consensual gay sex was decriminalized in Nicaragua in 2008, attitudes have taken a bit longer to change. As in most of Latin America, gay and lesbian travelers will run into fewer problems if they avoid public displays of affection, and ask for twin beds. That said, lots of Nicaraguan gays and lesbians flaunt their sexuality, so you probably won’t have much difficulty figuring out the scene.

There is a small selection of gay and lesbian bars and clubs in Managua, an underground gay scene in Masaya and a vaguely tolerant scene in Granada, but apart from that, it’s a pretty straight (acting) country.