General Facts Country: Nicaragua Capital: Managua Population: 5.465.100 (2005 Est.) Area: 129.494 km 2 (7.7% water) Politic Distribution: 15 departaments 2 Autonomous Regions. Etnic Distribution: 69% mixed, 17% whites, 9% Black and 5% Indigenous. Visitor Arrivals: 2007 799,99 2008 (First Trimester) 215,825
For 2005, tourism reach the first place in the Nicaraguan Economy. Generation over 183.5 million of American dollar, more than the traditional exporting product like meat and coffee. For 2007 the tourism Industry keep the tendency generating $ 255.1 millions of American dollar. For 2005, tourism reach the first place in the Nicaraguan Economy. Generation over 183.5 million of American dollar, more than the traditional exporting product like meat and coffee. For 2007 the tourism Industry keep the tendency generating $ 255.1 millions of American dollar.
Reasons for Tourism Cultural Tourism Adventour Tourism Ecotourism Religious Tourism
Reasons for Tourism Personal Relations (Relatives, Friends) 27.5% Holidays 48% Business 15% Congress/Fairs 0.2% Religious 0.9% Others 8%
Tourism Resources PROTECTED AREAS Nicaragua hold 76 protected areas which represents 18% of the total territory….
Tourism Resources Beaches The Pacific coastline in Nicaragua holds some beautiful beaches with a variety of characteristics: some of them have a white, sandy beach, others are rocky; some have a calm current, others have waves that are several meters high; some are immensely popular while others are barely visited and still remain untouched by men.
Tourism Resources Volcanoes Cordillera los Maribios is a mountain range in León and Chinandega departments, western Nicaragua and about 64.4 km (40 mi) long.
Challenges and Problems Sexual Tourism Security
How to arrive to Nicaragua? International carriers such as American Airlines, Continental, Copa, Grupo Taca and Delta, provide direct daily flights from Miami, Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles to Augusto C. Sandino´s Airport. There are also numerous flights available from its neighboring countries in Central America, From Which tourists can also travel by land to reach Nicaragua. American Airlines 2 daily non-stops from Miami Delta Airlines 1 daily non-stop from Atlanta Continental Airlines 1 daily non-stop from Houston TACA Airlines 3 daily non-stops from El Salvador COPA Airlines 1 daily non-stop from Houston, Guatemala and Panama
Entry Requirement Visas are not required for citizens of most countries, including those of Western Europe, Canada and the USA. Only citizens of the following countries must obtain visas to enter Nicaragua: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Bosnia, Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Dominican Republic, China, North Korea, Romania, Sierra Leon, Syria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Somalia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yemen and Yugoslavia. If your country's name is not on this list you do not need a visa to visit Nicaragua.
Vaccination- Currency Hepatitis ARecommended for all travelers TyphoidRecommended for all travelers Yellow feverRequired for travelers arriving from a yellow-fever-infected area in Africa or the Americas Hepatitis BRecommended for all travelers RabiesFor travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given Tetanus- diphtheria Revaccination recommended every 10 years The Nicaraguan monetary unit is the córdoba.-oro Current exchange rate is 20 cordobas to 1 US dollar. The US dollar is also accepted at most hotels and restaurants. Keep in mind that you will receive change in cordobas. Small denomination notes are very useful for your arrival to Nicaragua. Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are widely accepted. Automated teller machines are found only in Managua, Granada and Leon. Travelers' checks can be changed in Managua only and are therefore not recommended. Other foreign currencies (Euros only can be exchange in some banks) can not be exchanged in Nicaragua. The Costa Rican colón can only be changed inside Costa Rica and at the land or river border crossings with Nicaragua.