There are some beautiful places to visit while traveling in Nicaragua. If you love the beach, San Juan del Sur should be on your list. Would you rather stay in a picturesque town rich in history? Then Granada is your place. If volcanoes and lakes are more your style then staying in Managua can be a better choice and take day trips. No matter what your itinerary is, you need to find a way to get from one place to the next.
You can always rent a car, but my 1st choice is to get a chauffeur. Driving in Managua and other towns in Nicaragua can be challenging and frustrating. There are no street names nor house numbers. Directions to your destination might sound like this: From “el arbol” go two blocks north at “la casa amarilla” turn right, once you reach “el estatua” take a left. Trust me, it is a challenge, and I am from Managua Nicaragua.
How do you find a driver you ask? Contact me. I will send you Freddy Sanchez’s number to set up your adventure in Nicaragua. My friends and I have used Freddy several times, and you can trust him. It is easy to set up your transportation in Nicaragua.
Of course, there are other ways of getting around Nicaragua; you can take a taxi. The issue I have with it is that it can be pricey and you do not know what type of character is driving you around. You can rent a car, but as I mentioned directions are crazy hard to follow. There is always a local bus, but not my first choice.
Horse and carriage is still a regular way to get around. This is a fun and romantic way to get around and see Granada or Leon.
A lancha ride is the only way to see the Isletas in Granada or take a ride on the Lago de Nicaragua to get a different perspective of this beautiful country.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, I grew up in Nicaragua and spent my childhood there. I recommend you put Nicaragua on your bucket list. Visit LingoHut to enjoy hundreds of free Spanish lessons which will prepare you for your adventure to Nicaragua.