When To Go
Matagalpa and the north have a typical tropical climate with high temperatures (30°C upwards) all year round. May - Oct is rainy season, but the countryside looks its best at this time. Hurricanes possible Jun - Nov.
Getting Local Currency
The currrency is the Córdoba. The Bank of America Central in Matagalpa has exchange facilities and ATMs where you can use a UK credit or debit card. You may have to ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and withdrawal amounts may be limited.
GMT -6 hours.
A visit to revolutionary León’s and its historical rival, colonial Granada.
From Managua it’s a 2-2.5 hour drive to Matagalpa (130km), about the same from Léon (117km) and from Granada (152 km), 2.5 hours.
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