Answered by Mike Quinn – Farmstay El Portón Verde
Posted April 09, 2014
MGA, Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, is Managua’s nearest and only international airport. Incoming and outgoing flights travel to other Central American locations (Panama City, San Jose, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, etc. Direct, non-stop North American destinations include Mexico City, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, and Houston.
The airport is located on the Northeast end of Managua, on the Panamerican Highway that connects to Honduras going north and Costa Rica going south. The airport is located 15 minutes to the city center and 25 minutes to the cooler, elevated hills on the south and southwest ends of Managua, along Carretera a Masaya and Carretera Sur, respectively.
The area along Carretera a Masaya works especially well for visitors as a first night destination as that area is on the way towards frequently visited Nicaraguan sites such as Masaya, Granada, Ometepe, San Juan del Sur, Tola, etc.