Nicaragua

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Travel information about Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a country located in Central America and is set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is the largest country in Central America with a total area of 130,373km² and an estimated population of 6,071,045. Nicaragua is dotted with various lakes which originated in volcanoes. Nicaraguans are proud of their country with colorful Spanish colonial cities. A visit here is unique and rewarding.

Capital city of Nicaragua: Managua

Closest neighbors to Nicaragua: Neighboring countries are Costa Rica on the southeast and Honduras on the northwest.

Best times to visit Nicaragua: All year round is the best time to visit except September and October where heavy rains disrupt the travel.

How to get to Nicaragua: There are no direct flights from the UK to Managua. You will have to travel via the USA.

Visa requirements for Nicaragua: Visa is not required for 90 days of stay but a passport valid for at least 6 months is required.

Currency of Nicaragua: Gold Cordoba (NIO) is the currency of Nicaragua.

Official Language of Nicaragua: Spanish is the official language of Nicaragua.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nicaragua

There are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nicaragua and 5 on their tentative list.

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Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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