Mombacho Volcano - On the top of Mombacho Volcano is a dwarf cloud forest. After a steep drive through organic coffee plantations up the side of the volcano, you enter a magical realm filled with multicolored humming birds, brilliant orchids, and dripping, epiphyte-draped trees. On a clear day the view of the Masaya plain and Lake Nicaragua is breathtaking.
Las Isletas, Aguas Calientes
Arenal Protected Area
Time Standings: Nicaragua is on the same time as Central Standard Time (Chicago) in the USA, however the country does not go on daylight savings and during this period the country is effectively on Mountain Standard Time (Denver).
Currency: Is the Cordoba the US dollar is also accepted at most hotels and restaurants but the exchange rate will not be good if you pay in dollars and you will receive change in Cordobas. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted in many locals. Automated teller cash machines are sparse and found only in Managua. Travelers checks can also be changed in Managua, but are of little use outside of the capital. Netscape: Tours Nicaragua, facts, Background, Statistics - hotels, lodging, ecotours, accomodations, Corn Island, Lake, Granada.
Here is a link to the current weather: http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/CentralAmerica/Nicaragua/Managua/Forecast/ There are many nice and relaxing resturants in Managua, Nicaragua, and here is a chart showing some of the top resturants:
|La Marselleise, known as the French Restaurant, is one of Managua's nicest restaurants and is located in a quite residential area called Los Robles. The excellenct French cuisine is complemented by the live music and native artists who depict Nicaragua in vivid, colorful styles.|
|Il Groto, an Italian restaurant across from the Intercontinental Hotel, maintains its reputation due to its native Italian chefs who came to Nicaragua during the Sandinista era. It too is regarded as one of Nicaragua's best.|
|Los Antojitos located next to Il Groto, provides less expensive Nicaraguan cuisine. The most popular item on the menu is the steak platter which servers two people and contains a little bit of everything including fried cheese, fried platanos, frijoles, grilled chicken, and an assortment of beef.|
|Casa del Cafe, the coffee house, sports the best pastry and coffee in Nicaragua as well as an excellent atmosphere in which to relax, read a book, or just meet with friends.|
|Bistro Parisien, a small and genuine French restaurant across from the Alhambra theater, offers inexpensive cuisine in a quiet environment. The fact that it is near two discos and two theaters, makes it a great place to start the night.|
|Sacuanjoche, located along the Carretera Masaya near Las Colinas, is an upscale Nicaraguan restaurant which specializes in seafood.|
|El Mes—n Espa–ol, located in the Bolonia residential area, offers wonderful Spanish cuisine in a nice environment.|
|El Gaucho, located across from the new cathedral, offers a wide variety of good steak dishes at moderate prices.|
Here is a link to some frequently asked questions about visiting Nicaragua and Nicaragua's requirements for staying there: http://www.intur.gob.ni/InfoTuristica/Generalidades/English/AboutNicaragua/AboutFAQs.html
You can visit this site for the current newspaper: http://www.lanoticia.com.ni/
By:Kelci G, Susan T, Kayla L
By: Kelci G, Kayla L, Susan T