While the great majority of visitors to Nicaragua are intent on getting out to the Corn Islands, San Juan del Sur, Ometepe Island, Granada or Leon (among other great spots…) as soon as they land at Managua’s Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA), due to flight schedules, a good amount of tourists will need to look for lodging that first night in a place closer to the capital city of Managua.
But Managua has a bad reputation, and although it is much better then it used to be, visually as well as attractions-wise, it still isn’t the first place that people think of when they think of their Nicaragua vacation destination. So, for visitors who are getting in late (or visitors whose flights depart early), we at Farmstay El Porton Verde offer a good alternative. You do not have to stay in a chain hotel downtown or across from the airport!
You can stay at a very tranquil and peaceful location with fabulous views of volcanoes and forested hills, on a working farm at an elevation of 1,000 feet above sea level, where it is cooler and there is almost always a pleasant breeze.
That’s what is behind the concept of being near Managua, but not “in” Managua. I’d be interested to hear your comments or questions below.