Traveling Throughout Nicaragua

How does one move throughout the country?

Land

Traveling by land, there are a variety of transportation options including rental cars, taxis, tour operators, and buses. A list of rental car companies can be found here:

Company Flights Destinations
Alamo

http://www.alamonicaragua.com/

(505) 2277-1117

Chinandega

Granada

Managua

Matagalpa

Peñas Blancas

Sedan

Pickup trucks

SUV

Avis

www.avis.com.ni

(505) 2233-3011 / 2233-3013
(Managua Int’l Airport)

Managua

 

Budget

http://www.budget.com.ni/

(505) 2255-9000

Chinandega

Granada

Managua

Masaya

Matagalpa

Peñas Blancas

Sedans

Pickup trucks

SUV

Micro buses

Dollar Rent a Car

http://www.dollar.com.ni/?ID=EN

(505) 2255-7979

Chinandega

Granada

Managua

Masaya

Matagalpa

Peñas Blancas

Sedan

Pickup trucks

SUV

Micro buses

Hertz

http://www.hertz.com

(505) 2233-1237

(505) 2263-1237

Managua

 

Sedan

National Car Rental

www.nationalnicaragua.com

(505) 2270-8492

Managua

San Juan Del Sur

Peñas Blancas

Sedans

SUV

Pickup trucks

Payless Car Rental

www.paylesscar.com

(505) 2276-9198

Managua

 

Thrifty Car Rental

www.thrifty.com

(505) 2233-2192

Managua

 


Air

La Costeña Airlines offers domestic flights from Managua to 10 destinations within Nicaragua including Corn Islands, Bluefields, Puerto Cabezas, San Carlos, San Juan de Nicaragua (Grey Town), Waspam, Bonanza, Rosita, Siuna, and the newest destination, Ometepe Island.

Company Flights Destinations Contact
La Costeña

https://www.lacostena.com.ni

(505) 2263-2142 to 44

National

Bluefields

Corn Island

Grey Town

Ometepe

Managua

Puerto Cabezas

San Carlos

505 2263 2142


Water

With the increase in tourism in Nicaragua, the Nicaraguan government has continued to build and improve the port infrastructure in the country. Below is a list of destinations easily accessible by boat and the general ferry schedules:

Company Routes Days Depart – Arrive Pricing
Ferry 1 El Rama – Bluefields MWF 8AM – 4PM $6.73
Ferry 1 Bluefields – El Bluff Fri. 6PM – 7PM $1.35
Ferry 1 El Bluff – Big Corn Island Fri. 8PM – 6AM (Sat) $8.08
Ferry 1 Big Corn Island – El Bluff Sun. 6AM – 1PM $8.08
Ferry 1 El Bluff – El Rama Sun. 2AM – 10PM $6.73

 

List of Ports in Nicaragua

Lake Xolotlán (Lake Managua tours and water transport – A and B)

A. Port Salvador Allende (Located in the Managuan Pier)

B. Port Carlos Fonseca Amador (San Francisco Libre)

Bluefields (C, D, E)

C. Route (R.A.A.S.): Bluefields – The Branch

D. Route (R.A.A.S.): Bluefields – Corn Island

E. Route (R.A.A.N.): Bluefields – Bilwi

F. Port Corinto (In the Department of Chinandega)

G. Port of San Juan del Sur

Lake Cocibolca (Lake Managua – H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P):

H. Puerto Díaz (Chontales)

I. San Jorge (Rivas)

J. Puerto Granada

K. Moyogalpa

L. Altagracia

M. Morrito

N. San Miguelito

O. San Carlos

New dock in the Gulf of Fonseca

P. Puerto Morazán

Q. Potosi

R. Santa Julia, El Rosario

S. Los Lirios

 

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