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Family of 6 trip to Nicaragua


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Our family of six (all adults) will be travelling in Nicaragua in Dec/Jan. Two questions: Will it be sensible/possible to rent a car, or better to use public transit? And do you know of any resources for house rentals in Nicaragua?

Asked by Pamela White



Whilst most visitors to Nicaragua opt to travel on pre-arranged private transport or public buses, it is possible to hire your own car. Here at Journey Latin America, we can only book private transport for clients travelling to Nicaragua, but I should point out that cost of a private vehicle shared between 6 would be very reasonable, plus it will save you a lot of hassle. There are public buses to most cities, towns and villages in Nicaragua. Intercity buses – most of which are former US school buses – are regular and frequent, albeit often crowded. There are also express vans between major cities that make fewer stops and are sometimes air-conditioned.

I’m afraid we only book hotels or guesthouses but I imagine the Central American Tourism Agency will be able to give you some advice on house rentals. I would add that self-catering apartments are quite common on the coast but inland you may find it better to book colonial-style hotels with adjacent rooms.

If you would like us to send you a quote for a van with a driver and colonial-style hotels, please do send me the dates and the itinerary you had in mind.


Granada Nicaragua

Answered by Ben Line
Travel Consultant


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