Can I use
my driver license in Nicaragua?
can use your driver license for 30 days after entering the country.
Staying longer requires you get your Nicaraguan driver license at the
How to exchange my
currency into Cordoba?
can exchange your money in the BanPro ban branch at the airport (mom to Fri
8:30 to 12:00-13:00 to 16:00, Sat 8:30 to 11:45). In front of the airport,
you can exchange money at lass Mercedes hotel. Most Bank (Mon to Fri 8:00
to 12:00-13:00 16:30, Sat 9:00 to 12:00) exchange American Dollars. You
can change other currencies in some other banks.
I exchange Traveler Checks?
can exchange traveler checks in the next banks branches: Bancentro, Banco
de Finanza (only American Express). Other banks also exchanges travellercheck
with some restrictions. Remember you receipt but never keep it in the same
place you keep the checks.
I use credit cards in Nicaragua?
places accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards. American Express is nor
prevalent although there is an office in Managua. In the Visa and
MasterCard local offices you can get cash advances as well.
can I call abroad?
hotels after long distance calls through the local telephone company (ENITEL) There are some other operator and collect services. 164,174,
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Nicaragua a safe country?
the hard time lived in Nicaragua some years ago, Nicaragua is considered
the most peaceful and safest Central American country. However as in any
other country you must attend some basic cautions. Do not walk through
dark places in the nights, keep attended all your belongings when you are
out, do not carry large amounts of cash. If your credit cards are loosen,
give immediate notice to the local representative. it is better to use the
hotel taxi. You can also ask for a taxi by phone with some companies you
will find on the local yellow pages. You should use red plaques taxi as
they are officially recognized. White plaque Taxi are any people how use
their car as a taxi.
I keep my passport with me all the time?
is better to carry a photocopy instead of the passport except for entering
or leaving the country of course.
happen If I decide to stay longer than the Visa allows?
must apply for a Visa extension at the office (505) 2-49-29-81. Bring your
passport and previous visa.
there tropical diseases in Nicaragua?
Nicaragua is a tropical country you are exposed to tropical diseases when
you visit hot humid selvatic and remote zones. Is not common to get
infected of these diseases when staying in cities and towns. If you plan
to visit rainforests, bring fresh clothes that cover most of your body and
an insect repellent. It is also recommendable to visit your doctor or a traveler's
clinic before leaving for more advice, specially if you plan to visit
remote zones or rainforests.
kind of clothes should I use?
is a hot country, bring fresh clothes. If you plan to go to mountains zone
(north) bring a pull over or light jackets as it becomes colder, specially
at night. It is necessary to bring a raincoat and water-proof boots when
visiting rainforests. When going to tracking it is better to use trousers
and long sleeves shirts to avoid scratches caused by bushes