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Welcome to Nicaragua!

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General Information

The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish.

The national currency of Nicaragua is Córdoba (NIO).

1 NIO equals  .
equals  NIO.

Location

Nicaragua

The distance from to Nicaragua is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travelling to Nicaragua. Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest, crime, limited healthcare availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Nicaragua is 44. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 118 to call the police in Nicaragua.

LGBT

Nicaragua has a score of -1 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Nicaragua ranks #83 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Nicaragua. While violence against LGBTI travelers is not common, widespread societal discrimination exists.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Nicaragua should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Nicaragua:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Nicaragua to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Nicaragua differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Nicaragua, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Nicaragua and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Nicaragua. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 70–82°F  /  21–28°C 96% 74%
Sat November 09 70–85°F  /  21–29°C 95% 78%
Sun November 10 70–85°F  /  21–29°C 94% 48%
Mon November 11 70–84°F  /  21–29°C 95% 37%
Tue November 12 71–84°F  /  22–29°C 94% 42%
Wed November 13 70–84°F  /  21–29°C 95% 83%
Thu November 14 69–83°F  /  21–28°C 98% 77%
Fri November 15 69–81°F  /  21–27°C 99% 84%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:38 am and sets at 05:14 pm. This equates to 11.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Nicaragua, it is in . When the sun sets in Nicaragua, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Nicaragua is 1.00 NIO. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.00 NIO. Every hour of waiting time costs 6.00 NIO.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Nicaragua.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 NIO in Nicaragua.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 7.31 NIO.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Nicaragua is 14-18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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