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Travel tips for Nicaragua - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. It is better to purchase a local SIM card for Internet access and overseas calls. The rates will be cheaper in this case. Tourists do not need any special documents to buy a SIM card. The price in local shops and kiosks is only 2 U.S. dollars. Official cellular provider shops usually have somewhat higher prices.
2. Tipping is common in expensive restaurants only. The service fee can be included in the total (up to 10%). Tips in other places like cafes or taxis are not necessary.
3. Despite inexpensive prices, visitors can bargain at markets. The knowledge of Spanish is very useful in this case. If you are skilled in bargaining, you can get a discount of 20%-30%.
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4. If you plan to use public transport, don’t forget that it works only in the daytime. As a rule, there are no buses after 6 pm, so taxi is the only available option.
5. Taxi drivers can intentionally increase the price, so don’t forget to bargain with them. This is particularly true about the evening hours because there is no public transport anymore.
6. Intercity buses usually do not follow the schedule. Even though the schedule exists, buses can depart one hour earlier.
7. Car rental is available in the capital and other large cities. It is much more comfortable to travel in Nicaragua in a rented car. Copyright
8. Nicaragua is generally a safe country but local government doesn’t recommend taking large sums in cash and expensive jewelry to crowded places. Do not leave cameras and smartphones unattended.
9. Just like in any big city and any country, tourists should stay away from demonstrations, protests, public rallies, and other massive gatherings. It is also a bad idea to explore remote streets away from the city center alone.
10. If you rent an apartment, check how well it is protected from mosquitos. Look carefully at all anti-mosquito nets before you check-in. If some anti-mosquito nets are damaged or have holes, ask to replace them or choose another apartment.
12. Try not to take pictures of military objects, army equipment, and military servants.
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13. There is no need to get vaccinated against certain diseases before a visit to Nicaragua. The epidemiological situation is normal.
14. The majority of large tourist cities are located on the west, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. This is also the location of the main port town in the country, Corinto.
15. The east part of the country has a rainy season for 9 months out of 12. Asphalt roads cannot survive here, and so people move around using boats.
16. There are no addresses in Nicaragua. Local streets have no names, and houses have no numbers. When asked about the direction, Nicaraguans usually tell something like “reach the bridge, then turn left and walk one quarter, after that turn right, and the third house is the one you need”. For foreign travelers, it is virtually impossible to understand such directions.
17. Bargaining at the market is normal, but bargaining in shops is useless.
18. Don’t be surprised if no one comes to the meeting on time. Local people aren’t very punctual, so being late for 30-60 minutes is normal.
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