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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2016
Seeking info about Barrio Riguero in Managua  (4 Answers)

Hi All,

I am planning a one month trip to Managua to study Spanish. I am interested in renting a house that I found on Airbnb. The house is located in Barrio Riguero (as far as I can see from the map) and specifically at the corner of Pista Juan Pablo II and Boulevard Don Bosco. I'd love some info on this area, specifically safety concerns, walkability and things to do (shopping and restaurants). Regarding the safety question, I've travelled all over Central America and am a very prudent traveller (no walking alone after dark, no carrying of valuables, no dressing 'flashy' etc.) so I know the risks and I'm not looking for small town North America safe - just making sure I haven't chosen an area that's relatively bad.

Thank you so much in advance,

April



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2015
Urban traveler in Managua  (3 Answers)

One of my closest friends just arrived to Managua last night. He's a 38 year old urban traveler staying in the entertainment district (Hotel Internacional). Do you have any suggestions for nearby places to visit during the day and any tips on Nicaragua's nightlife?
Gracias! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2014
Son traveling to Ometepe Island  (5 Answers)

Is there a hospital and what is its name? Should I be concerned about my son getting sick form water or food. Should he get Malaria pills? or Typhoid vaccination? Nervous mom thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2014
Managua safe?  (2 Answers)

Is it safe to travel to managua for 3 days? I heard there was a war there or something. I will be at Seminole Plaza Hotel.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2014
Safety in Nicaragua

How safe is nicaragua to visit with chilren?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2014
1st time visit to Managua for 4 days via Tika Bus  (1 Answer)

Arriving in Managua via the TICA BUS in May for 4 days. Need hotel that is convenient, relatively close to bus terminal and downtown, in price range of US$50-80. Any suggestions? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2014
City tours  (5 Answers)

When I got to Nicaragua next summer I would like to make a guided city tour. I have been in Nicaragua twice but never in Managua. About 8 years ago I met someone that ran this business: .
I don’t remember his name and the e-mail adress isn’t working. The agencies I found in the internet don’t seem to make tours of this kind he made. Shall I instead rent a taxi for a few hours? But I would also like to go to markets and walk the city.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2014
Nicaragua airport and SJDS  (9 Answers)

My niece went to Nicaragua on mission trip. Going through customs she said was very scary they were going through their luggage and taking stuff. Does this really happen. Im planning to visit SJDS next year. Now im scared of airport and driving around. Should I be.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2013
which country of the two  (6 Answers)

which country of two is safer Managua, Nicaragua or Tijuana mexico? if given a choice which of these two choices would any of you choose to live in?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2010
getting around

Hi its been twenty years since i've been to nicaragua. going back with a friend and i would like to know if anyone has ever rented a car. just wondering if anyone could help on giving me some tips or recomend a reputable car rental name.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2010
Two weeks in Nicaragua  (2 Answers)

I've got two weeks to spend in Nicaragua. I'm flying into Managua but am thinking of heading right out to Leon or Grenada for the first night. Anyone been to Managua? Will I miss out if I skip the Capital City?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2009
General Information  (1 Answer)

I am going to Managua May 25-30. If you have any info on the city - climate, things to do, not to do, what to pack and wear, etc. - I would appreciate it. This will be my first trip to MAnagua. However, I will be returning there in July for two weeks. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2008
How to get to Venezuela from Nicaragua  (1 Answer)

Does anybody have an idea about cheap flights from Managua to Caracas, Venezuela? Or what kind of mess it would be to take the journey by bus?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2007
casa de cafe

I want to know how to get in contact with the Casa de Cafe I need the telephone number at any location in Managua Nicaragua


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2007
please help-NEED A REASONABLE HOTEL IN MANAGUA FOR 9/24  (1 Answer)

hi--

i need a hotel -reasonable and safe-arriving very late monday nite -9/24- to managua for 11 days.

looking for contract NGO or teaching job for 2008. former peace corps volunteer and professor yearns to leave real estate business in usa to get back to my roots in a country like nicaragua.

is managua as dangerous as i read? are airport taxis safe-what color or comoany should i take?

can i chnage money at airport with late arrival? if not, what exchange should i use paying in us.

any other helpful hints? thanks -jim


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2006
cheap but nice hotels  (2 Answers)

I read reviews on 2 hotels in Managua - the Jardin de Italia and the Hotel Los Felipe. The10-$40 suits my single mom on disability income! My daughter and I would like to visit our World Vision foster child there and cannot afford the ritzy places! How do I contact these hotels? Anyone know if they have any online info or how I can get a brochure or whatever!
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2006
Can a tourist(US Citizen) stay in Mangua more that 3 months?  (3 Answers)

2 of my friends(they are USA citizen like me)want to stay in Managua more that 3 months,because they plan to buy a house or apartment for retirement(only in Managua,not Granada or etc...).Any body can explain me how they can do it? Any information would be very apreciated.Thanks,"Tomas".


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2006
Traveling to Managua  (5 Answers)

Hello,

I saw your posting and was wondering if you can give me some more tips. I am traveling to Nicaragua for a conference in August. I am staying in a nice hotel in Managua, but once the conference is done I will be staying there to do some traveling. I am a bit nervous because I am younger female traveling alone. If you have time to throw any my way I would really appreciate it. Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2006
need driver and guide  (4 Answers)

My roommate is going down here on Wednesday to scout for a low budget movie he is doing in a month Anyone know of any personal drivers for him to meet him and drive him around. Or guide? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2006
Barcelo Playa Montelimar  (1 Answer)

My wife and I are considering a stay at Barcelo Playa Montelimar soon and would be flying into Managua. I would like to know what options I should consider for getting from the airport to the hotel (on the west coast).


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2005
Person Search

I am searching for information on a Restaurant operated by Christian Billard, in Managua. Please, if anyone has any information on it, let me know.
Thx - Jock


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2005
travel informtion

hello i am traveling for the first time to mangua any informtion about middeke class hotel arond 20 to 25 dolares a day and some good places dicos or night life to go out for a single man thanks alot for any informtion [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2004
Buses  (1 Answer)

I am looking for information about bus rentals with driver in Nicaragua for 7 days.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2004
Culture

Where are some good places to visit that reflect hispanic culture? ie. resturants, museums, festivals, hotels etc...





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