Travel Tips – Basics

Some basic facts about Nicaragua.

  • Managua is the capitol and 3rd largest city in Central America
  • Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America
  • The main language is Spanish
  • There are three main regions, Pacific lowlands, North-central highlands and Caribbean lowlands
  • Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Central America and also one of the safest
  • Gas and diesel are sold by the liter, one gallon equals 3.785 liters
  • The speeds are posted in KPH (Kilometers per hour, 80 KPH equals about 50 MPH). Distances are also in Kilometers
  • The currency in Nicaragua is the Cordoba, during our last visit the rate was 27 Cordoba equals 1 US dollar (don’t be surprised if most places take both currencies)