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"My idol was Sandino, and also Christ. I was brought up a Christian, but I regarded Christ as a rebel, a revolutionary." - Daniel Ortega, former President of Nicaragua

Reaching the top of Volcan Concepción, Nica Libres with Flor de Cana Rum, Catching up with friends Sarah & Simon, Hanging out with Ben who we met on a tour in Bolivia, Surfing near San Juan del Sur

Hiking down Volcan Concepción, Scorching heat, Another camera bites the dust

head scratchers
How can it rain all night in Granada and still have dust swirling on the baking streets in the morning, all real estate signs only in English



population (mn)

5 million
capital Managua
languages Spanish
religion Catholic
currency Cordoba
US$1 = 16 Cordobas

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ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 3
fun: 4
transport: 3
nature: 4
food: 3


total score: 22/30


average cost per day
US $70 per day (for two) - Accommodation, food and transport were generally inexpensive. Due to the heat we stayed in rooms with A/C. We also met up with friends so we ate well and opted for more comfortable transport and guide options.




  July 14 ->   nicaraguan rendezvous  
nicaragua tourism board
General info
travel info
Ben's site (German & spanish)