What Nightlife is near the Managua (MGA) Airport?
The nightlife options near the Managua airport are limited. The airport is located to the far northeastern part of the city of Managua, and is a good distance from the more centrally located dining and entertainment districts such as the Zona Piratas, Carretera a Masaya, the shopping malls, and other neighborhoods with such activities available.
The most likely option is to head over to the Camino Real on Carretera Norte about one kilometer to the west of the airport to visit the Pharoah’s Casino. It’s one of the better casinos in Managua, with the typical slot machines, video poker, and table games such as poker and blackjack. There is also a restaurant and on the weekends they usually have a live band playing.
The only other nightlife near to the airport are some bars and one or two dance clubs. One worth mentioning is called Mama Naya 2. This is near the stoplights known as “La Subasta” located about 1.5 km to the west of the airport. This is a hip hop dance club known for its Caribbean music. If you like lots of “wining”, grinding, twerking, perreo and freak-type dancing, then this is the place for you! This club is especially popping on a weekend night.
A little further to the west (about ten minutes drive from the airport) is the neighborhood of Bello Horizonte. The dining and entertainment area is located around a roundabout where bars and restaurants are located. Roving bands of mariachi groups roam the area and there are street carts serving greasy hamburgers, tacos, burritos, hot dogs and french fries. There is a disco, karoake, casino, and various restaurants, including chinese, pizza, traditional Nicaraguan, and a variety of other dining options.
That’s a quick overview for the nightlife options near to the Managua airport. I hope you enjoyed it!