Managua HolidaysNicaragua
Sultry and sprawling, Nicaragua's capital city resembles more of a hodge podge of neighborhoods than a true urban center. On the southwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua, Managua is nevertheless the country's largest city and it's chief trading center for coffee, cotton and textiles. Destroyed by earthquakes and revolutions, little of …

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How to get to Managua

Here's what you need to know about getting to Managua. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Managua takes 13 hours, 15 minutes.

When to go to Managua

Typical Holiday Price

£718 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Managua varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

November

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Managua.

Where to stay in Managua

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Managua, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Managua

V.i. Lenin
V.i. LeninOrlando & Walt Disney World
08/06/2015

Managua is a noisy dive. I did not feel safe. A special type of gringo would enjoy this sprawling low rise city. There are many areas where walking is not recommended. When I give it a second thought, this may be the ugliest state capitol I have ever seen. It is one of the very few cities where I never want to go back unless I have to.

Bridgette
BridgettePittsburgh
12/08/2012

Nicaragua is a very poor country. I went with my nursing school to help family's out. This little girls touched my heart. If you every get the chance try to make a trip there. It's a very beautiful country with volcanoes and wonderful beaches!

Tom Mitchell
Tom MitchellWashington, D.C.
24/03/2011

I lived in Managua for a summer while in grad school and recognize that it is a point of arrival and departure for most people, rather than a destination. That said, you may find yourself needing to spend a few days and nights there and it is not the worst thing in the world. The city is diffuse, and the devastation of the earthquake in the 70s is still apparent. So, if you are looking for a place to stay where you can also go out and do some things, you want to stay in Zona Rosa or Zona Hippos. These areas are almost contiguous, and further away from the "center" of town and the Malicon along the lake. They are near the Carretera Masaya, contain most of the modern business district as well, and they are generally safer than some of the places downtown where the Lonely Planet leads backpackers. The Hotel Princess is a Hilton hotel in Zona Hippos, and there are some nice, smaller places as well. Managua won't be the highlight of your trip, but it does not have to be a nightmare either.

Jessulin Aimet
Jessulin AimetMiami
31/10/2011

very beutiful, tourist sights, friendly people, delicious food :)

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