• Official Name: Republic of Nicaragua

  • Geography: Nicaragua is composed of three regions (Pacific, Central and Caribbean) each one differentiated by climate, population and its physical environment.

  • Capital: Managua, founded in 1846.

  • Area: 130,374 square kilometers, being the largest country in Central America.

  • Political Division: 15 Departments and two autonomous regions.

  • Official Language: Spanish is the official language of the State. The languages ​​of the Communities of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua will also have official use in cases established by law.

  • Official Religion: 80% of the population belongs to Christian groups, Catholicism and Protestantism are in the lead.

  • Official Currency: Córdoba (exact exchange rate to consult with Central Bank of Nicaragua). American dollars are also accepted in all commercial establishments.

  • Climate: Nicaragua has a tropical climate, there are two dry seasons (November-April) and another rainy season (May-October). The average climate is warm, exceeds 30 °.

  • Schedule: The time zone of Nicaragua is: GMT – 6: 00 The hours of the shops are usually from 9:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. hours. Bank hours are from 08:30 a.m. at 4:30 p.m.

  • Electricity: Electricity in Nicaragua is 110V 60 Hz, using the same type of plug of two horizontal lines.

  • Telephone Code: (505) and then the respective 8-digit telephone number.

  • Vaccinations and Health: For entry into Nicaragua it is necessary that all travelers from any of the countries that maintain health alert for the presence of yellow fever virus as: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay, Panama, French Guiana, among others, present your international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.

  • Driving Permit: Visitors can use the driving license from their country of origin for 30 days after entering Nicaragua.

  • Credit cards and traveler’s checks: Credit cards are recognized and used in establishments and banks throughout the country and traveler’s checks can only be exchanged at some banks. ATMs are available in most tourist destinations.

  • Internal Mobilization: There is a wide range of rental services for cars, taxis, tour operators and buses. The costeña provides internal air transport services. Shopping centers, usually, are open every day until 8:00 p.m. without closing at noon.