Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Nicaragua?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Nicaragua are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Nicaragua?

For up to date information around safety and security in Nicaragua read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Nicaragua.

Best time to visit Nicaragua?

The best time to visit Nicaragua is during the dry season, between December and April.

Do I need a visa to enter Nicaragua?

British nationals can visit Nicaragua for up to 3 months without a visa. You may be refused entry if you don't have an onward ticket out of Nicaragua.

What currency do i need in Nicaragua?

The official currency of Nicaragua is the Nicaraguan córdoba.

While visiting Nicaragua

What wild animals live in Nicaragua?

Nicaragua's fauna includes mammals such as pumas, jaguars, ocelots, margays, various monkeys, deer, and peccaries; birds range from eagles to egrets to macaws to pelicans; reptiles include crocodiles, snakes, turtles, and lizards; and a variety of toads, frogs, fish & molluscs.

What is the traditional food in Nicaragua?

Most people in Nicaragua eat Gallo Pinto almost daily and it is considered a national symbol. It is composed of a mixture of fried rice with onion and sweet pepper, red beans boiled with garlic. They are mixed and fried all together. Nacatamal: a dough which is prepared with ground corn and butter.

What Languages are spoken in Nicaragua?

Miskito, Sumo, Rama and Garifuna are native languages but the most widely used and official language is Spanish.

How much do you tip in Nicaragua?

The currency in Nicaragua is the Nicaraguan córdoba. It's very common for restaurants to add a 10% voluntary tip to your bill. This should not be confused with IVA, which is a 15% sales tax.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Nicaragua?

Local Nicaragua travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Nicaragua Numbers?

  • Police: 118
  • Ambulance: 128
  • Fire: 115
  • Embassy: +506 2258 2025

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Nicaragua?

    The time difference is -6 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Nicaragua?

    Nicaragua Guidebook

    Best Nicaragua guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Nicaragua with this Nicaragua Guidebook .