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Nicaragua is located in Central America, to the west of Panama. The Pacific Ocean borders Nicaragua from both the west and the east. Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Nicaragua
Passengers visiting Nicaragua who are citizens of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, the European Union, Australia and New Zealand can visit Nicaragua without a visa for up to 90 days. All travelers need to have a valid passport. Visas for Nicaragua are issued at any Nicaraguan embassy worldwide, or at the airport on arrival.
Things/Items Allowed into Nicaragua
Passengers to Nicaragua may bring with them 500 grams of tobacco, 200 individual cigarettes, 5 liters of alcoholic liquor and 5 bottles of perfume.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Nicaragua
Things/Items Forbidden into Nicaragua
Voice of Travelers to Nicaragua
Great time transiting in Nicaragua
My onward ticket from Houston to Tegucigalpa allowed me to stay in Nicaragua for two days. I purchased the ticket with Delta Airlines. My ticket had to be rebooked later because the original flight was canceled. This ticket was expensive, and it would have been cheaper had I bought a ticket on a direct flight. I had always dreamed about visiting Nicaragua, however, so I decided to buy the more expensive ticket in order to do so. Flying with Delta Airlines overseas was a nice experience; the ticket price included food and drinks on board. Obviously, I didn't have a chance to see all of Nicaragua in two days. I did visit Nicaragua's capital Managua, though, where I saw the Cathedral de Santiago and National Palace of Culture. I fell in love with Nicaragua. Next time, I plan to buy a direct ticket and stay in Nicaragua for longer.
Cheap ticket with great troubles
I found a very cheap package deal, which included a return ticket, a hotel, and transportation. Not knowing much about Nicaragua, I preferred the package over a ticket. This way I could rest assured that everything would be taken care of. However, a problem arose when the flight with American Airlines from Miami was not confirmed and the airline wanted to rebook my ticket for a later date. I thought the other services included in the package could simply be rebooked as well, but this was not the case. So unfortunately, I finally ended up paying all over again for a hotel in Nicaragua, as well as transport. I didn't get any money back from the agency. The stay in Nicaragua was pleasant anyway.
Nicaragua Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Avianca Nicaragua?
A. Avianca Nicaragua is a domestic airline of Nicaragua. It currently flies to 12 different destinations in Central America. It has only two airplanes at the moment. Tickets with Avianca Nicaragua can be purchased on their website, or through any international ticket portal.
Q. What is the climate like in Nicaragua?
A. Temperatures in Nicaragua are warm and pleasant year round. However, the hurricane season is from October to November and the weather during these months can be rough and unpredictable.
Q. Where are the best beaches in Nicaragua?
A. Nicaragua has excellent beaches near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border. One of the best beaches is San Juan del Sur, and it can be reached by bus from Granada. The bus ticket from Granada to San Juan needs to be purchased ahead of time during peak tourist seasons. Playa Madera is only 20 minutes away from San Juan, and it is known as the most popular beach among foreign students studying in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport ・Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
・Miami International Airport
・Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Flight Routes to Nicaragua
There are direct flights to Nicaragua from Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston in the USA. Nicaragua's national carrier is Avianca Nicaragua La Costeňa which operates flights from Nicaragua to other countries in the Central American region. Avianca Nicaragua also operates domestic flights within Nicaragua itself. The international airport is located in Managua.