• From Europe Thanks to Avianca-TACA Airlines, you can connect with Iberia, Condor and KLM flights to Costa Rica, El Salvador,... VIEW

    Thanks to Avianca-TACA Airlines, you can connect with Iberia, Condor and KLM flights to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panamá.

     

    The Italian, Blue Panorama Airlines (http://www.blue-panorama.it) has a weekly  (Wednesday) flight from Rome to Managua

     

    Avianca Taca Airlines has daily flights with frequent departures to the 7 Central American countries offering excellent service.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.aviancataca.com.

     

    Flights from europe:

     

    Iberia Airlines flies to the following four Central American countries:

     

    - Costa Rica: daily.

     

    - Panamá: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

     

    - Guatemala and El Salvador: triangular flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit  www.iberia.com.

     

    KLM: flies from Amsterdam to Panama City daily.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit www.klm.com.

     

    Condor: flights from Frankfurt to Costa Rica on Mondays and Thursdays.

     

    To consult prices and schedules, visit  www.condor.com.

     

    Stopover in the United States:

     

    This stop will only be an average of two hours from your destination, due to the short distance to the region you can schedule stopovers in The United States, Mexico or South America.

     

    Several Companies have flights to Nicaragua from the United States, via Miami, Atlanta, Houston or Fort Lauderdale, such as: American Airlines (www.aa.com), Spirit Airlines (www.spirit.com) and Delta (www.delta.com).

  • From CentroAmerica A trip to Nicaragua can be a perfect opportunity to visit other countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El... VIEW

    A trip to Nicaragua can be a perfect opportunity to visit other countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panamá), given the frequency of the connections.

     

    By air:

     

    There are daily flights to all of the Central American countries and you can take advantage of them to see the neighbouring countries. 

     

    Avianca Taca Airlines: has daily flights with frequent departures connecting the seven countries of the region, offering excellent service.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.aviancataca.com

     

    Nature Air: connects Nicaragua to the main tourist attractions of Costa Rica (www.natureair.com/)

     

    Copa Airlines: its flights connect Nicaragua with Panamá, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

     

    To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at:  www.copaair.com

     

    By sea:

     

    You can also access the neighbouring countries from Nicaragua’s coast.

     

    In the Direction of Costa Rica: from San Carlos you can take a launch on río Frío to the border territory of Los Chiles.

     

    In the Direction of El Salvador: the company Cruce del Golfo connects the ports of La Unión (El Salvador) and Potosí (Nicaragua). To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.crucedelgolfo.com/

     

     

    By land:

    The motor coach service in Central America is a good option for travelling between the countries, since it has an excellent modern fleet. Several companies offer the service from Nicaragua:

     

    Tica Bus: offers daily routes to Panamá, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras (Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula) and Costa Rica. To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.ticabus.com/.

     

    Transnica: connects Nicaragua with Costa Rica and Honduras. To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at: www.nuevo.transnica.com/.

     

    Costa Rica Shuttle: travels from Managua and Granada to several destinations in Costa Rica. Consult: www.costaricashuttleservice.com/rates.html.

     

    King Quality: offers connections to Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Consult: www.king-qualityca.com.

     

    Autobuses del Sol: connects Nicaragua with El Salvador and Guatemala. Consult www.busesdelsol.com.

  • Inside Nicaragua By air:   Nicaragua has an International Airport; the Augusto C. Sandino (MGA) International Airport , 11 km from... VIEW

    By air:

     

    Nicaragua has an International Airport; the Augusto C. Sandino (MGA) International Airport , 11 km from Managua. It also has 7 local airports for national flights: the Bilwi Airport (PUZ), the Bonanza (BZA) Airport, the Bluefields (BEF) Airport, the Corn Island (RNI) Airport, the Waspam (WSP) Airport, the San Carlos (NCR) Airport and the  San Juan de Nicaragua Airport.

     

    It also has numerous domestic airports that can be used to visit some of the tourist attractions of the country.

     

    The national, La Costeña Airline, (www.lacostena.com.ni/) offers flights between different domestic airports of the country.

     

    By sea:

     

    Nicaragua has two Cruise ship ports:  Port  Corinto, on the Northern Pacific coast, and Port San Juan del Sur, on the Southern Pacific coast, which receive Cruises from Europe and different parts of America.

     

    It also has a network of ports for small craft, with infrastructure in the Caribbean. The main ones include, Port Sandino, Corinto, El Bluff and Port Cabezas.

     

    By land:

     

    The most important highway in Nicaragua is the Inter-American Highway that runs the length of the country from the border with Honduras to that of Costa Rica, passing through Estelí and Managua. Secondary highways might not be in very good condition since only 1.750 km of the more than 18.000 km are paved.

     

    The principal cities of Nicaragua are well connected by an interurban bus system. More information is available at: www.living-history-nicaragua.com/, although we recommend using tourist coaches to save time, for example: www.paxeos.com/page.php?id=5.

     

    By the same token, many companies offer tours, accompanies by local expert guides. For more details go to tourist companies in the “Your Trip” section.

     

    If you prefer to rent a vehicle, there are numerous international companies that offer their services. Some of these are:

     

    - Alamo (www.alamonicaragua.com)

    - Avis (www.avis.com.ni/)

    - Dollar rent a car (www.dollar.com.ni)

     

    Details you should know when renting a vehicle:

     

    - You can drive with the driver’s license from your country, as long as you are 25 or older.

     

    - Basic insurance is mandatory in Nicaragua, however, there are other policies available. Ask the agent and be sure to be clear about what is covered by each policy.

     

    - You can only use the rented vehicle within the territory of Nicaragua and it is prohibited to cross the border with it unless you have specific authorization from the rental company.

     

    - Each person who is going to drive must register his/her name when you sign the rental contract. There may be a cost per additional driver.

     

    If you are going to take a taxi, know that Nicaraguan taxis do not use meters, so you must agree on the price of the trip before starting.

     

    How to travel between the main tourist attractions:

     

    Managua-Granada: Take highway NIC 4 Masaya Granada. It takes 50 minutes to get to Granada.

     

    Managua-León: Get to León by highway NIC 12 or NIC 26 and the estimated time is 1½ hours.

     

    Managua-San Jorge-Isla of Ometepe: take the ferry on the island of Ometepe, but to get from Managua to San Jorge you should take highway NIC4 and when you come to the Inter-American Highway, change to it. To get to the island of Ometepe from San Jorge there is a ferry service with frequent sailings, and the trip takes about an hour. You can also get there from Granada and San Carlos, but departures are less frequent. To consult schedules and prices, visit their website at:  www.epn.com.ni/Itinerarios_Cocibolca.pdf.

     

    Managua-San Juan del Sur: To get from Managua to San Juan del Sur take highway NIC4 and get on the Inter-American Highway, until you reach the NIC 16, which will take you directly to San Juan del Sur. The trip takes about 2 hours.

     

    Managua-Matagalpa: To get to Matagalpa, take the Inter-American Highway (heading north) to the turnoff for highway NIC 3.

     

    Granada-Solentiname Archipelago: To get to the Solentiname archipelago, you can take a ferry from Granada to San Carlos and from there, a private launch to the archipelago, since public transportation is quite sporadic. More information at: hcp.nicaragua-info.com/archipelago/llegar.html

     

    Bluefields-Corn Island: You can take a 30-minute launch from Bluefields to Corn Island through River Escondido. More information at: www.living-history-nicaragua.com/

     

    Bluefields-El Bluff: from Bluefields you can take the ferry to El Bluff, www.living-history-nicaragua.com/

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