Managua, Nicaragua

12N°8'27" 86W°10'24"

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Traveling to Managua

How to get to Managua:

From the Airport:   Nicaragua's international airport is located in Carretera Norte, about 10 kilometers from the city center. There are many alternatives to get around including local taxis -which are usually pricier if you are starting your trip from the airport but you can negotiate the fee in advance depending on your destination.

From other towns/cities in Nicaragua:  Managua is known, amongs other things, for having streets with no names.  Although some main roads do have an official name, locals do not often use them, so an address can turn into a headache if you don't have your proper coordenates.

As a rule of thumb when moving around, directions are usually based in referents points and coordenates: i.e.: North of ..., three blocks southeast of..., etc. 

If you are having any difficulties finding a specific location, do not hesitate in asking around, people will be extremely friendly and willing to help.


Often overlooked by tourists, there are still many things to see and do in Managua. It is known as the city with most trees-per-capita in the Americas, and one of the cheapest and lower-cost-of-living capitals in the continent. Which is true when you travel like a local, prices can get very steep when you visit typical touristy venues.

Managua also enjoys a very active cultural scene and lively nightlife, and can provide a small taste of all the richness that Nicaragua has to offer.