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Insider's Managua

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Managua is a vibrant, developing city filled with plenty of restaurants, bars, nightlife, theaters, cinemas, and more. Even better, the various highways heading out of the city to other towns are also lined with good restaurants, activities, and nature reserves. Whether it's a Friday night or a lazy Sunday afternoon, you'll find something to keep you occupied.
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8 Av Sureste, Managua 14003, Nicaragua
Tucked away on a quiet street between the popular shopping mall Metrocentro and the Central American University (UCA), this hotel is about as central as you can get in Managua, yet it's still quiet and safe inside. They offer double rooms, family...
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Carlos Fonseca, Managua, Nicaragua
Managua has two main markets: the Huembes market and the Oriental market. Although Huembes is considered by locals to be the "tourist" market, I'd actually recommend it over Oriental because it's safer, easier to get around, less chaotic, and (as...
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Central America
Sometimes you just have to get out of the city. Good thing there are lots of interesting things to do and see -- many of them nature-related! -- just a short drive from Managua. One of them is the Montibelli Wildlife Reserve, which is off of the...
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Central America
Soup is a Monday tradition in Nicaragua. Why Mondays? Because that's when everybody is recovering from a weekend of drinking, dancing, and partying, and needs to get over their resaca (hangover). You can get different kinds of soup - chicken,...
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El Carmen, Monte Tabor, Nicaragua
It didn't happen right away, but I've grown to love micheladas. This refreshing drink, which apparently originated in Mexico, has become popular in Nicaragua and you can now find it in lots of bars and restaurants around the country. Of all the...