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    • Buying coffee beans

      Nicaragua Nov 1, 2016 at 8:13 PM

      I've bought great coffee beans in Guatemala at Lake Atitlan, but where do I buy good ones in Nicaragua? I will be in Leon, San Juan del Sur.

      6 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 7:33 PM
    • Fishing at Las Penitas

      Las Peñitas Oct 2, 2016 at 7:53 PM

      Please give me more info on fishing. Cost? How rough is the ocean? Etc

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2016 at 10:19 AM
    • to san jose Costa rica

      Rivas Jun 23, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      Is there direct buses everyday to San Jose?.

      2 Answers Jun 24, 2016 at 3:21 AM
    • Transportation

      San Juan del Sur Mar 12, 2016 at 2:21 PM

      Will the San Jorge bus run on Good Friday March 25,2016 back to Managua?
      I was told there will be no public transportation for both Thursday and Friday throughout the country

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      Seeking info about Barrio Riguero in Managua

      Managua Jan 28, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      Hi All,

      I am planning a one month trip to Managua to study Spanish. I am interested in renting a house that I found on Airbnb. The house is located in Barrio Riguero (as far as I can see from the map) and specifically at the corner of Pista Juan Pablo II and Boulevard Don Bosco. I'd love some info on this area, specifically safety concerns, walkability and things to do (shopping and restaurants). Regarding the safety question, I've travelled all over Central America and am a very prudent traveller (no walking alone after dark, no carrying of valuables, no dressing 'flashy' etc.) so I know the risks and I'm not looking for small town North America safe - just making sure I haven't chosen an area that's relatively bad.

      Thank you so much in advance,



      4 Answers Feb 21, 2016 at 11:04 AM
    • Getting from airport to Leon

      Nicaragua Oct 21, 2015 at 9:11 AM

      Hey guys! Travelling solo through Nicaragua from late nov - mid december. Arriving at the airport in the afternnon and am wondering what the best/safest way is to get from the airport to Leon? Should I hire a cab to get me to the UCA and then get on a bus to Leon? Or would it be better to just a hire a company like paxeos? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

      1 Answer Oct 21, 2015 at 9:48 AM
    • Urban traveler in Managua

      Managua Sep 22, 2015 at 8:08 AM

      One of my closest friends just arrived to Managua last night. He's a 38 year old urban traveler staying in the entertainment district (Hotel Internacional). Do you have any suggestions for nearby places to visit during the day and any tips on Nicaragua's nightlife?
      Gracias! :)

      3 Answers Sep 23, 2015 at 7:57 AM
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      Meet people on solo trip

      Nicaragua Jun 11, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      I am 38, female, traveling alone, and I want to (1) stay active (biking, kayaking, SUP, hiking, etc) and (2) meet other people my age to hang out with and (lightly) party. I am interested in the Corn Islands and Ometepe, and Matagalpa. Really if I had a companion, I'd probably want to spend more time in the Cloud Forests and go to Jiquilillo, but I think it may be too isolated to do alone... just guessing, and I do want to check out the Caribbean vibe. I'm from New Orleans and really do not like super touristy set-ups... and I don't want to hang out with only 20-year-olds. Any suggestions on places (from towns to individual businesses) to stay (hostels with a mix of ages is ideal)?

      4 Answers Jun 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM
    • Cheap hostel options in Rivas

      Rivas Jun 10, 2015 at 4:35 PM

      Hey everyone

      Any recommendations on where to stay for one night, I'm traveling solo and on a backpackers budget. Very few places listed online, but sure there must be more options. Any suggestions?

      Muchas gracias!

    • traveling by bus in Nicaragua

      Nicaragua Jun 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM

      I want to visit Nicaragua for 7 days, is it easy to travel by bus from one city to another?

      4 Answers Jun 4, 2015 at 11:21 AM
    • Travelling

      Nicaragua May 24, 2015 at 6:49 AM

      Hey there, is it possible to travel to Hacienda Iguana (near Panga Drops) by public transport?

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2015 at 5:07 AM
    • Bus travel time

      San Juan del Sur Apr 2, 2015 at 7:01 AM

      Hey guys!

      Traveling from Nicaragua to Guatemala to Mexico(cancun)

      Im wondering how long of a bus ride i should expect from Managua to Guatemala city? On the Ticabus website they say 24h.. I dont know about that.. I would be taking first class or premium bus.

      And from Guatemala city to Cancun? Aslo by bus.

      Travelling on April 8th 2015


      2 Answers Apr 2, 2015 at 11:06 PM
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      Nicaragua Mar 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      How do I get to San Juan del sur NICARAGUA ?

      5 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 3:17 PM
    • swimming in April in San Juan del Sur beaches

      San Juan del Sur Mar 23, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      I have heard the beaches are extremely windy in April in San Juan del Sur so that hanging on the beach during April is not a pleasant experience? True or false?

      3 Answers Mar 26, 2015 at 6:52 AM
    • Bus from Masaya to Esteli

      Masaya Mar 18, 2015 at 5:02 PM

      Is there a bus from Masaya to Esteli and if so the time and place to get it. thanks

    • Whales, dolphins, turtles

      San Juan del Sur Feb 13, 2015 at 8:05 AM

      Hello, I'll be in the San Juan area in mid-March, does anyone know if it possible to do some whale/dolphin watching tours via boat? Is it fairly easy to do and find them?

      Also we were interested in visiting some turtles but may be the wrong time of year.. however we heard La Flor Beach Reserve offers year round turtle releases, is that true? Or do you know where we may be able to do some turtle watching?

      Appreciate any time you can spare!
      Many thanks.

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2015 at 6:56 AM
    • Bus travel San Jorge to San Carlos

      Nicaragua Jan 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Is there daily bus travel from San Jorge to San Carlos? I will be on Ometepe and want to go to San Carlos, down the Río San Juan and return to Granada. Are buses frequent, daily?

      3 Answers Jan 24, 2015 at 4:02 PM
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      Nicaragua Route- Advice Anyone??

      Nicaragua Dec 31, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      I am travelling to Nicaragua mid January, solo female,my flight arrives late so I have arranged hotel with pickup in Managua and I plan on doing the typical gringo trail.My question is this - do I
      -A- stay overnight in Managua,next day take microbus from UCA to Leon (safe?) then make my way to Grenada , Omepete, SJDS .... or
      -B- when I arrive at airport go straight to Grenada to overnight,then do Omepete, SJDS, Leon........also keep in mind I want to hit up Corn islands and wasn't sure when I should do that....right away after arriving or later on in trip?I have 28 days total to burn.
      Thanx Aimee

      10 Answers Jan 1, 2015 at 11:05 PM
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      Finalizing seven-night itin, thoughts please

      Nicaragua Dec 30, 2014 at 6:41 PM

      My husband and I will be travelling to Nicaragua for one week in March - arriving midday on a Saturday and leaving midday the following Saturday - six full days/seven nights total.

      We are trying to come up with an itinerary so that we can book accommodations in advance. We would definitely like to stay in León, hike a nearby volcano and either do a day trip to Las Peñitas or possibly stay there for one night. We are also interested in several sights around Granada, but we are not interested in Granada itself at all. We've done a lot of reading and based on our past travel experience, it doesn't sound like somewhere we need/want to spend any time in.

      Here is exactly what we would like to do:

      Around Granada

      - Kayak around Las Isletas

      - Go for a dip and relax in Laguna de Apoyo

      - Visit Volcán Mombacho and do one of the hikes

      León and Around

      - Explore the city, see the cathedral and art gallery

      - Relax in the city (cool bars/cafes)

      - Hike/day trip to one of the nearby volcanoes

      - Get a good amount of beach time at Las Peñitas (try surfing lessons, relax on beach)

      - Possibly stay one night at Las Peñitas to be able to fully relax and enjoy the sunset

      Given the time that we have (7 nights, 6 full days, and two half days), how would you suggest we split up our time? How long will we need in Granada to see those specific things? Should we use Granada as a base or should we be staying somewhere else, possibly at one of the accommodations at Laguna de Apoyo?

      We want this to be more of a mellow trip so don't want to spend all of our time moving between destinations (even knowing that the distances aren't long).

      Thank you very much!

      3 Answers Jan 1, 2015 at 2:40 AM
    • Travelling Nica alone

      Nicaragua Dec 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Hey there,

      I'm travelling Nicaragua alone from January to March 2015..
      I'm 26 y/o, female, and pretty new to travelling. I'm laidback, want to hit up Granada, Leon, and Ometepe Island, hike some volcanos and choose the most cost efficient way. Would love to travel with someone around my age for a bit. Any me at

      1 Answer Dec 28, 2014 at 6:09 AM
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      Tortugas / Turtles?

      San Juan del Sur Dec 23, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      I was thinking about going to La Flor Natural Reserve to see turtles. For what I read, the best chances to spot turtles are at night. If I go during the day, will I see turtles too?

      Estabamos pensando en ir a la reserva La Flor (cerca de San Juan del Sur) para ver tortugas. Por lo que veo, las mejores oportunidades de ver tortugas son de noche. pero si vamos de dia, veremos tortugas?

      4 Answers Dec 23, 2014 at 9:10 AM
    • By bus to San Carlos from Managua

      San Carlos Nov 23, 2014 at 9:37 PM

      Despite the traveler's account above of the trip from San CArlos to Managua by bus, does anyone have more info in the opposite direction? I need to travel to San Carlos on Saturday, January 17, stay overnight in San Carlos and catch a boat across the border the next day - at 10.30am, I believe.

      Does anyone have a schedule for the bus trip and the border crossing?

      Would so much appreciate it!
      Many thanks!
      Kenny Mann

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      Son traveling to Ometepe Island

      Managua Oct 27, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      Is there a hospital and what is its name? Should I be concerned about my son getting sick form water or food. Should he get Malaria pills? or Typhoid vaccination? Nervous mom thanks!

      5 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 9:01 AM
    • Leon to Granada, Nicaragua

      Nicaragua Oct 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      What is the best way to travel from Leon to Granada? I understand that the bus goes via Managua, which seems a long way round. I have asked about a private shuttle, but it is very expensive. We are 2 people and will be travelling in January.
      Also interested in advice about travel from Granada to San Jose, in Costa Rica.

      5 Answers Oct 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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      Car or Foot?

      Nicaragua Oct 1, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      Hey Guys,

      I am traveling to Nicaragua for three weeks (oct 10th to nov 1) but arriving/leaving from Liberia Costa Rica. Do you think it will be a better experience to travel by foot or rent a car? I will be alone for the first week and with a brother for the following two weeks. We plan on surfing a lot, volcano hiking and chilling.

      1 Answer Oct 1, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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      Managua safe?

      Managua Aug 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM

      Is it safe to travel to managua for 3 days? I heard there was a war there or something. I will be at Seminole Plaza Hotel.

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2014 at 6:35 AM
    • Accomedation

      Nicaragua Aug 25, 2014 at 5:40 AM

      We, Henriet Richard and Julius 6 years old from The Netherlands are planning our holliday 2015.
      Nicaragua is also on our wichlist.
      We are looking for accomedation all over Nicaragua . we want to do a round trip 28 days.
      A little hut, stay with a family, even a hammock ect ect no problem as long as it is hygienic/clean and safe.
      Also ideas about what ti see and do are welcome.


      3 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 8:22 AM
    • Safety in Nicaragua

      Managua Jul 13, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      How safe is nicaragua to visit with chilren?

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      sports headlamps in managua

      Nicaragua Jun 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      where can I buy a high-lumen sports headlamp in Managua?

    • Visitor safety

      Nicaragua May 12, 2014 at 10:30 PM

      Are there any travel adviseries due health and wellfare of visiters

      5 Answers May 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM