Nicaragua FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions?

How do I travel to Nicaragua?

You should arrange your flight into Managua, Nicaragua.  American Airlines, Continental, Copa, Delta, and Taca connect through Atlanta, Houston, and Miami.  Expect to pay between $450-$750 for your round-trip ticket.  Don’t forget your passport!

Do I need to buy travel insurance?

We highly recommend it.  It is ideal to be covered if your flight is cancelled or if you miss your plane.  Many types of travel insurance also cover medical emergencies, lost baggage, and other mishaps you may experience while you are abroad.

Do I need to have experience sea kayaking?

No.  Our trips are perfect for adventure-seekers of every kind.  You do not need to have any kayaking experience at all.  In fact, we can teach you basic to intermediate kayaking skills during our trip!

Can I bring my whole family?

Sure!!  We’d love to have everyone along.  We have personal flotation devices, games, and fun for all ages.  Please contact Ibis to find out more.

What do I need to bring with me?

We highly encourage you to travel simply.  Check out our pack lists to learn more about how to prepare for your adventure.  Don’t forget your passport, sunscreen, water, camera, and your affinity for relaxation.  We’ll take care of the rest!

Is it safe to travel in Nicaragua?

Since the revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, Nicaragua has become a safe and welcoming destination for travelers.  According to Lonely Planet, “….the largest country in Central America is also one of the safest.”  Travelers to any country should protect themselves from pickpockets and petty theft by leaving all valuables at home.  Money should be carried in several secure locations, and travelers should stay aware of their belongings in all crowded, public places.  Common sense will keep you safe and happy on any voyage abroad.

Do I need to take any medications or vaccines?

You should talk to your physician regarding any prescriptions or medications you may want to bring with you to Nicaragua.  The Center for Disease Control recommends that you take an anti-malarial drug such as chlorquine in Central America.  You may also find herbal remedies to protect you from malaria, bacteria, and viruses abroad.  This is a very personal decision, and should only be made with the help of your doctor.

What is the weather like in Nicaragua?

November through April is the dry season in Nicaragua, with clear blue skies and warm days in the 80s and 90s.  In the evenings, it cools down to a “balmy” 70 to 80 degrees.  This is perfect respite from your winter blues!

May through October is the “wet” season with occasional downpours that last for minutes and drench the land with greenery and release the heavenly smells of all things living.  However, September and October mark the hurricane season, so these months are best left up to the forecasts before your travel plans are confirmed.  (It is also sea turtle nesting season!)

What is for lunch?

Here’s one idea.  We can enjoy fresh-caught fish, beans, rice, salad, plantains, cheese, tropical fruit juice, and miel de jocote for dessert.  Your appetite will always be satisfied with local and fresh foods, fused with some comfortable favorites from home.  (We can accommodate many dietary requirements if you let us know well in advance.  Please bring any snacks from home that you just can’t live without!)

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