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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
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.
- León Cathedral (2011)
- Ruins of León Viejo (2000)
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.