Nicaragua Rough Guide Snapshot Central America (Rough Guide to...)
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The Rough Guide Snapshot to Nicaragua is the ultimate budget guide to Nicaragua. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Granada to Little Corn, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for just a few days or longer.
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Nicaragua also includes the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget, with itineraries and all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, costs, health, entry requirements and money.
This eBook's complete coverage includes Managua, Léon, Matagalpa, Masaya, Granada, San Juan del Sur, Lago de Nicaragua, Isla de Ometepe, Río San Juan, Pearl Lagoon and the Corn Islands.
Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.
story: ask locals about riptides (corrientes peligrosos) before venturing into the water, and never swim alone. Nearby Isla Juan Venado is a nature reserve and turtle-nesting site. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: LAS PEÑITAS AND PONELOYA Most travellers come to Las Peñitas as a day-trip from León. Buses leave León’s Terminal Poneloya every hour (until 6pm; 55min). The last bus back to León leaves at 6.45pm. A taxi will cost around US$12.
light meal into a rum-soaked carnival, a stroll round the street can be interrupted by a costumed giant and a marching band, and a short boat ride can seem like a trip into another world. CHRONOLOGY 1000 AD Aztec migrate south after the fall of Teotihuacán (Mexico), following a prophecy that they would settle where they found a lake with two volcanoes rising from it – Isla de Ometepe. 1522 The Spanish arrive and name the region “Nicaragua”, after the
status, but it remains a stunning place. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: LAGUNA DE APOYO By bus Masaya has direct buses part-way to the lake, departing at around 10am and 3pm. From Granada Most tourists visit from Granada, whether on a tour, or using the Bearded Monkey or Hostel Oasis shuttles (C$40–60 return). < Back to Laguna de Apoyo ACCOMMODATION Estación Biológica 8882 3992, gaianicaragua.org. You can stay at this research centre, which also
houses line the square. The palatial red house with white trim on the corner of Calle La Calzada, across from the cathedral, is the Bishop’s Residence, with a columned upstairs veranda typical of the former homes of wealthy Granadino burghers. Convento de San Francisco Dating from the sixteenth century but rebuilt in 1867 after Walker’s attack, the historic Convento de San Francisco is two blocks northeast of the cathedral. The
your own. Practically every capital city has foreigners incarcerated for drug offences who’d never do it again if they knew what the punishment was like. Drug gangs are a major problem, especially in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and are responsible for much of the high crime rates. < Back to Crime and personal safety Reporting a crime If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a crime, report the incident immediately to the police – if there is a tourist