Fly To Managua, Nicaragua

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Coasted by the Pacific Ocean, Managua is the capital of Nicaragua and is the country’s industrial, social and commercial centre. It boasts a great deal of attractions ranging from pre-Colombian history sights to present day leisure activities. Managua’s tropical climate ensures it is warm and comfortable all year round. The city had to be rebuilt after the earthquake almost 30 years back, but Managua’s steadfast attitude has made it a major trade centre today. The city’s chief industries include coffee, beer and textiles.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details

  • South African passport holders travelling to Managua do not require a Visa for Nicaragua for a period of 90 days. Do make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
  • The nearest South African Consulate to Managua is the South African Consulate in Mexico DF. Address: Andres Bello 10, Forum Building, 9th Floor, Colonia Polanco, C.P. 11560 Mexico DF, Mexico. Phone: +52-55-1100-4970.

See and do

Located south of Lake Managua, Managua remains one of the most unexplored destinations in Central America. Although the unorganised roads and chaos of the city often confuses tourists who do make it here, Managua is a great destination for the intrepid travellers. Having seen political upheaval as well as suffering a disastrous earthquake in 1972, the Managüenses have rebuilt their city bit by bit. If you want to see the damage done by the horrific earthquake, visit the ruins of the city’s Old Cathedral.
If you trek on the volcanic hill of Tiscapa, from the top you can get a beautiful view of the Tiscapa Lagoon - a crater where there are remains of the extinct volcano. You can also get a guided tour of The National Palace of Culture, a museum with historic exhibits of Managua’s arts & cultural heritage. 
To experience the city’s hustle & bustle, visit the market which is the largest market in Central America. You can buy almost anything here, just beware of pickpockets. Managua is famous for its coffee and beer. You can also buy Cuban cigars and rum at reasonable prices. For souvenirs head to Huembes Market.

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport – MGA

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, 11km east of Managua, is the fifth busiest airport In Central America. It serves around 100 flights per day. The airport is equipped with modern self-check in machines and fast security & immigration checks.
Lost Luggage: Lost luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to airport security, who will direct you appropriately.
Car Hire: Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Payless, Thrifty and Toyota offer car rental at Managua Airport.
Airport Hub: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (code MGA) a hub for Air Nicaragua, Avianca Nicaragua, Copa Airlines and La Costeña.

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