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Arriving in Managua at 12:30 a.m. - stay in Managua?

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Arriving in Managua at 12:30 a.m. - stay in Managua?

Hi,

My flight is scheduled to arrive in Managua at 12:19 a.m. I'm a solo female traveler in my late 20s. Should I even bother trying to get to Granada that night? Or should I just stay at the airport hotel?

If I were to go to Granada (preferred - I have a short trip, and I don't really want to waste time in Managua, from the sound of it) - what's the best way?

Thanks!

Kitchener, Canada
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11. Re: Arriving in Managua at 12:30 a.m. - stay in Managua?

The Best Western is great we just stayed there last week for $92US which was even cheaper than the Camino Real that gets better reviews. See our review on the Best Western.

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12. Re: Arriving in Managua at 12:30 a.m. - stay in Managua?

Best Western is a good choice.

Paxaoes is good, but be advised they now sub hire to private Granada cabs or drivers, who may just have a nice car. This happens when they only have a couple of people for the flight and do not want to send the big van. I guess they vet the drivers, but not the same. I thought one was OK, the other iffy.

Burnet, Texas
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13. Re: Arriving in Managua at 12:30 a.m. - stay in Managua?

I say if you have never been to nicaragua, then stay the night across the street at one of the hotels and go on to granada the next day. the drive is nice and very interesting to look at the scenery and people. my sister and I were there in feb. we loved nicaragua.

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14. Re: Arriving in Managua at 12:30 a.m. - stay in Managua?

I was in both places in May '11 and like most travelers was not impressed by Managua. My advice is to get your room, take a half day escorted tour of the city the next day, and then you can be dropped off or get a taxi to UCA (pronounced OO-kah), an outdoor minivan terminal, and get a minivan to Granada for about 20 cordobas. It's fairly quick and its's fun.

Tyler, Texas
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15. Re: Arriving in Managua at 12:30 a.m. - stay in Managua?

"get a minivan to Granada for about 20 cordobas." A US dollar?!!!!

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