Useful Nicaragua stuff.

You can start with the guide to festivals and events in Nicaragua. The most complete source of upcoming celebrations in the country!

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NCX Festival Guide

Grab a copy of the new guide to festivals and events in Nicaragua, only found here! Info for the entire year broken down by month and day. This travel guide is a must to plan for when you will visit! Show me more
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Marketplace

We bring the famous Masaya market straight to your doorstep with our Etsy shop and wholesale department. Find one-of-a-kind creations hand crafted by Nicaragua's best artists! Browse our goodies
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Top five beach villages for surfing, fishing and relaxing, and only an hour from Managua

07 Oct

This comes courtesy of our friends at El Porton Verde, real connoisseurs of Pacific beaches in Nicaragua. Any of these five would make a fine vacation spot and some are great for surfing and for fishing! Since the capital city is not located directly on the Pacific coast, visitors sometimes overlook the fact that located […]

Hitchhiking in Nicaragua

28 Sep
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Easily 90% of Nicaragua can be gotten around by plane, boat, panga, bus, colectivo, taxi, caponera, bicitaxi or horsecart, but sometimes there is none of the above. That’s when you have to stand out in the elements and hope for the best. That means hitchhiking. Hitchhiking in Nicaragua isn’t as dangerous and one might think. […]

THAT was close!

08 Sep

Ladies and gentlemen, if there was ever a doubt in your mind that Nicaragua is a anything but a wild menagerie of earthquakes and lava that mother earth scrubs clean with devastating hurricanes every few years, let me tell you about that explosion I heard two nights ago. It was 11pm. I was finishing up the […]

Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: The Proposed Route

09 Jul

This is Route 4 as proposed by the HKND group, the Chinese consortium headed by Wang Jing that is behind the grand canal venture. According to them this route takes into account the least amount of environmental and socio-cultural damage.   Here is my take on it. The first thing that was said about the canal route decision-making […]

Miss Nicaragua’s national costume

23 Mar
outfit for Nicarauga's Miss Universe

Elected by popular vote, may I present to you the cultural outfit that will be worn by the Nicaraguan candidate for the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant! If you are wondering why the severely Catholic population of Nicaragua thought Beelzebub’s girlfriend’s prom dress should be the one chosen to represent the country’s national costume then you […]

Nicaragua tourist police: Dial 101

19 Mar

It’s only been in operation for about eight months, but in that time the direct line to the tourist police has been gaining usage (a good thing or bad?). The 101 tourist police line is attended 24/7/365 by both spanish and english speaking officers. According to the jefa of the tourist police force, Jeannette Largaespada, there have been […]

The great interoceanic canal

12 Mar

This was just posted over on the RightSide Guide… check it out. Hey, did you hear they want to build a canal through Nicaragua? Yeah, I just overheard someone talking about that…about 300 years ago. Yes, people have been talking about digging a trench across the country for that long. Usually it wasn’t Nicaraguans talking […]

Give your Nica-born baby the gift of USA

28 Feb

Recently an American friend of mine registered his newly Nicaraguan-born son with the US embassy in Managua. If you are looking for how to register your baby abroad information then here it is, hot off the press. Big thanks to my mate Chris for this. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) Managua, Nicaragua The process is fairly […]