Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Nicaragua are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Nicaragua read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Nicaragua.
The best time to visit Nicaragua is during the dry season, between December and April.
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.
The official currency of Nicaragua is the Nicaraguan córdoba.
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.
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.
Miskito, Sumo, Rama and Garifuna are native languages but the most widely used and official language is Spanish.
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.
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What is the time difference in Nicaragua?
The time difference is -6 hours
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Nicaragua with this Nicaragua Guidebook .