Nicaragua destination information
All you need to know before visiting Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a medium sized country with around 6M Nicaraguan. Official language is Spanish. Nicaragua uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-06:00. Currency used in Nicaragua is Cordoba Oro (NIO).
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ATMs in Nicaragua are Rare. Internet speed in Nicaragua is on average 2.8 Mbps.🏙️ Managua
👨👩👦👦 6M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~199 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 130k km2 (50k mi²)
Nicaragua uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
Currency 💱1 NIO = 0.02 USD
Nicaragua uses the Nicaraguan córdoba (symbol: C$), code NIO.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 córdobas. Córdoba is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 córdobas and 50, 25, 10 and 5 centavos.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Nicaragua. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Mobile Phone 📱
Nicaragua uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Nicaragua upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Nicaragua, dial +, then 505 (the country code for Nicaragua), then the area code and the local number.Locally
For local calls within Nicaragua, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
international: + 505 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567
Internet Speed 💯
Internet speed in Nicaragua is on average 2.8 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Nicaragua is low. It is not as easy to find one.
SIM Card #️⃣
You can buy a SIM card for about 435.39 NIO, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, CooTel or Movistar.
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