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.