LOCAL CURRENCY IS CORDOBAS
The current exchange rate is 28 Cordobas to $1 USD and alway increasing. You can withdraw Cordobas when you arrive to Managua at any ATM or bank for a minimal charge. However, literally everywhere accepts American Dollars, and ATMs will also let you withdraw both currencies. If you are coming from the US, feel free to bring USDs.
Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America especially on the tranquil Northern coasts. Petty crime is concentrated in the south, near tourism mecca San Juan Del Sur, but rarely makes its way up to the Miramar area. In Nicaragua, there are the lowest rates of harassment, theft and rape in all of Central America. At the camp, we have 24-hour security, and with airport transfers so you are assured a safe arrival to the area.
TAP WATER IS NOT DRINKABLE IN NICARAGUA, YOU MUST BUY PURIFIED WATER.
We have big bottles freely available at the camp- but bring your reusable water bottles please!
If you’re from North America or Brazil, you don’t need an adaptor. Nicaragua uses the same size plug in, a 120 volt or 60 Hertz. If you are coming from Europe, you want to bring an adaptor so that you can use your electronics while at the camp.
TIME ZONE IS US CENTRAL TIME.
When you arrive to Nicaragua, you will have to purchase a tourist card at customs for $10 USD that is valid for 3 months. No credit cards or cheques are accepted so make sure you have cash! So long as you have a passport that is valid for 6 month or longer, the Nicaraguan government will grant this card to citizens of most countries. Check with your local embassy if you have any doubts.
Tipping is customary in Nicaragua in restaurants, bars and hotels. Normally it is customary to tip 10-15% of the service value.
DRUG LAWS IN NICARAGUA ARE VERY STRICT.
Even for possessing a small amount of marijuana, you can be sent to jail.
Better to get your fix at home than risk dealing with the repercussions of being caught with any sorts of drugs in the country.
We’ve heard wayyy too many terrible stories.