How to get internet on your smartphone in Nicaragua |

Are you visiting Nicaragua and you want to know how to get internet on your smartphone? Or you want to have some minutes to call? This article is for you!

Source: How to get internet on your smartphone in Nicaragua

This is exactly the type of article that I would like to see more of in Nicaragua. This has important information, is comprehensive, well laid-out, and is very useful to a lot of visitors to Nicaragua. Well done!

Claro and Movistar are the two main providers of cell phone and internet services in Nicaragua.

Aeromexico Announces Second Daily Flight to Honduras and Nicaragua – MarketWatch

Jan 12, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Starting on January 10 and February 7, Aeromexico will add new flights to the San Pedro Sula and Managua markets, respectively. The airline serves six cities in Central America

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO–(Marketwired – January 12, 2017) – Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announces a second direct daily flight from Mexico City to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Managua, Nicaragua, starting on January 10 and February 7, respectively.

Aeromexico’s Chief Revenue Officer, Anko van der Werff said, “These new flights allow us to deliver a product offering better options for business and leisure travelers alike, and for those traveling to visit relatives. Both flights will undoubtedly provide enhanced connectivity options to our customers traveling from Honduras and Nicaragua, thus reinforcing the airline’s presence in Central America.”

The addition of these new flights increases Aeromexico’s offer on the routes to 4,100 seats per week with the following schedules:

Mexico City - Managua   Managua - Mexico City AM 650 09:01 a.m. 11:51 a.m. Daily   AM 654 12:55 p.m. 4:05 p.m. Daily **AM 620 03:20 p.m. 06:25 p.m. Daily   **AM 654 07:25 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Daily
Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice **New weekly flight starting on February 7, 2017 Flights operated with Embraer 190 and Embraer 170 aircraft
Mexico City - San Pedro Sula   San Pedro Sula - Mexico City AM 674 09:15 a.m. 11:34 a.m. Daily   AM 675 12:34 p.m. 03:20 p.m. Daily **AM 638 03:30 p.m. 05:51 p.m. Daily   **AM 639 07:25 p.m. 09:50 p.m. Daily
Times published are local to each country and are subject to changes without notice **New weekly flight starting on January 10, 2017 Flights operated with Embraer 190 and Embraer 170 aircraft

Aeromexico thus renews its commitment to offer increased connectivity options for Central American, based on the airline’s presence in 45 cities in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, four in Canada, four in Europe, and two in Asia, offering quality service on each of its trips.

About Grupo Aeroméxico

Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide commercial aviation services, and promote passenger loyalty programs in Mexico. Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights from its main hub in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its route network spans more than 80 cities on three continents including 45 in Mexico, 18 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, four in Europe, four in Canada, and two in Asia.

Grupo Aeromexico’s fleet of close to 130 aircraft includes Boeing 787, 777, and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 190, 175, 170, and 145 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX 737 airliners and ten 787-9 Dreamliners.

As a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by its top 20 airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel options through its codeshare partners Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, and WestJet with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. and

Alejandro Bosquez Gonzàlez Comunicación Externa & R.P. / Norteamérica External Communications & P.R / North America Tel. +52 (55) 9132 4604 Mail. Sita: MEXPR

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Source: Aeromexico Announces Second Daily Flight to Honduras and Nicaragua – MarketWatch

Some more good economic, travel and business news! Aeromexico will now have two daily flights from Mexico City to Managua. It’s a great way to combine the two locales, the very international metropolitan city of Mexico and then you get a very much more relaxed setup here in Nicaragua! We’ve had a few guests do a couple of days in Mexico before coming to Managua and they really rave about the exciting big city feel of the Mexican capital.

Johnnysast at English Wikipedia

To My Friends and Family: Please come visit me in Nicaragua

Cordial Invite? Friends and Family, Please Visit El Porton Verde and Experience Nicaragua!

To my friends and family: I am officially inviting you to come and visit Nicaragua this year. Maybe Nicaragua isn’t for…

Posted by Mike Quinn on Saturday, March 26, 2016

What’s this all about anyway?

I want you to visit Nicaragua. It’s time, really, like this year, 2016 let’s make this happen! I can customize your travel itinerary for you based on what you want to do and with whom you would like to do it! Just contact me and even if I’ve never met you, you’ll still get the “friends and family” treatment!
Partial list of what’s on offer:

Give me an idea, what’s a “typical” Nicaraguan vacation include?

You will fly into Managua International Airport where as soon as you get out of customs, heading towards the area of the rental cars, you will see my smiling face! A lot of flight arrive sort of late at night, so you and your travel companions can stay with us at the farm that first night.

When you wake up, you’ll see a wonderful view, enjoy a tasty farm-fresh breakfast, with ingredients from the farm, and we’ll plan out that first day. There are lots of things to do in the local area, colonial towns, big lakes, crater lakes, volcanoes, waterfalls, beaches, etc., so you can easily spend a couple of days partaking in that and getting your feet wet so to speak.

Then we can figure out what your particular interests are and make sure those fantastic travel experiences happen for you. Here are some possibilities:

And ideally you will plan to have the time to do a number of the above listed items or we can discover even more, this is only a partial listing!

visit Nicaragua

Swimming pool, tranquility and volcano views guaranteed!

Arriving in Managua ~8pm-Feasibility of making a minibus from UCA at 9, or shuttle from airport to Granada available?



I am arriving in Managua around 8pm and was wondering if I have time to get to UCA for a 9 pm shuttle to Masaya, and also if shuttle buses from the airport to Granada run that late. Any suggestions on the best way to get to UCA at that time? Would it be more advisable to stay in Managua and travel the next day?
Thank you!

Greetings emgtravel:

I’d say no chance to get to La UCA at that time and that there would be no bus leaving that late. Like others have written, it is basically either do the shuttle or private sedan, so max $40 but you can split that up to three ways with 3 pax. The other option would be to look for a nice place to stay that will come pick you up and be located near the route from UCA to Granada and then the next morning you would only pay about a buck to go to Granada instead of up to $40.

Cheers, Mike_elportonverde


Arriving in Managua at Night?

This question comes up fairly frequently in the travel forums about Nicaragua, as a lot if not a majority of flights come in at night, when arriving in Managua how would one get to Granada or is it better to wait until the next day?

I’ve answered this before in an original blog post: Head-to-Head Comparison: After Arriving at the Managua Airport, Going Directly to Granada vs. Staying near Carretera a Masaya

Bottom line is that, after arriving in Managua, you should be able to decide if it’s okay with you to get to Granada the next morning instead of at a late hour at night.

If you decide to go with the El Portón Verde solution, you can:

Now I’ve had expats of Granada give me a really hard time about this modest proposal I make, as if enough tourists don’t go directly to Granada as soon as they land! I don’t argue that what is right for an individual traveler is always the best thing for everybody, but I do contend that for someone who wants a softer landing to Nicaragua, have a chance to see a friendly face, be greeted by someone who speaks your language meets you at the Managua airport, gives you a nice comfortable ride and room at a farm where in the morning you’ll have an incredible view, eat a great filling breakfast, have a chance to do a quick farm tour or a dip in our swimming pool, then we get you on the bus for a short trip to Granada that only costs $1 USD, well, that is a good proposition for some people, am I right?


“where to stay nicaragua” Google Search Results

Where to stay nicaragua Google search results

Looking good here as we show up as number five on “natural” or non-paid advertisements on Google’s search page for the search term “where to stay nicaragua”


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Number five, not bad!

Deciding where to stay in Nicaragua isn’t that easy…

Especially for those coming in on international flights that arrive at night time. Most first-time visitors especially are correctly a little cautious in where they are going and with whom they are meeting when arriving at the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua, Nicaragua (which has improved it’s service levels drastically).

Soft Landing Service

If you’ve followed our blog at all, you might have heard about our “soft landing service” which is a signature feature of what El Porton Verde offers the visitor to Nicaragua. Airport pickup, helpful tips on getting through the airport, and a friendly face who speaks your language waiting for you on the other side of the sliding glass doors is just a hint of the overall level and type of services you can expect from us.

But since there are lots of options for travelers arriving at MGA airport, we wrote the following blog post to help visitors decide what is best for them to do that first night.

Here’s a quick overview of the contents of the above-linked blog post:

  • Talks about the options for the visitor on where they can stay their first (or last) night in Nicaragua.
  • The aim of the post is to help readers planning to visit Nicaragua decide where they should stay during their one or two nights that they may need to be in or near the capital city of Managua.
  • This is usually the first (or last) night in Nicaragua. The post goes over the reasons why you may need to stay in Managua, where your lodging options are located, and what type of properties are available.

Nicaragua Trade news: Indra to install primary surveillance radar at Managua airport in Nicaragua – Airport Technology

Nicaragua Trade news: Indra to install primary surveillance radar at Managua airport in Nicaragua

9 March 2016

Nicaragua Trade news

Indra has signed a contract with COCESNA to provide a PSR at Managua Airport. Photo: courtesy of Indra.

In Nicaragua Trade news, Indra has signed a contract with Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) to deploy a primary surveillance radar (PSR) for the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport in Managua, Nicaragua.

The contract was signed on the first day of the World ATM Congress held in Madrid, Spain.

The deal adds to COCESNA’s network of non-cooperative radars installed in the terminals of its major airports.

It was signed in the presence of COCESNA executive chairman Jorge Vagas; the chairman of the board of directors of COCESNA, Carlos Salazar; Indra general manager, Rafael Gallego; and Indra chairman and CEO Fernando Abril-Martorell.

The surveillance radar can identify intrusions in the terminal airspace of manned and unmanned aeroplanes with no transponder.

It also features a weather channel enabling COCESNA to provide weather information for the region.

“The surveillance radar can identify intrusions in the terminal airspace of manned and unmanned aeroplanes with no transponder.”

The new radar at Managua Airport is similar to another radar recently installed by Indra at the Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez International Airport in El Salvador.

The company will also install a radar at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Indra’s technology has been integrated to cover the airspace managed by COCESNA in Central America.

Indra has supplied its technology to several countries in Latin America, including the Bahamas, Ecuador, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Image: Indra has signed a contract with COCESNA to provide a PSR at Managua Airport. Photo: courtesy of Indra.

Source: Indra to install primary surveillance radar at Managua airport in Nicaragua – Airport Technology

In Nicaragua trade news, the Augusto C. Sandino International airport in Managua will get a new radar system that can track incoming planes without transponders. This would appear to be a good thing!

The company providing the system is called Indra and is a Spanish company doing lots of business in Latin America. In addition to airport and air traffic systems, they do a lot of work in other areas such as defense, health care, finance, industry, etc.

We’ve had a few trade-related items on this blog lately; for example, the dredger that will be used to create a canal on the Caribbean coastline, kind of an intercoastal waterway sort of canal, which allows for safe water transport between Bluefields in the South area of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast up to the north, all the way to Puerto Cabezas.

Point being, there are a lot of infrastructure and systems improvements being made in Nicaragua. Here at El Porton Verde, we will attempt to include more of these sorts of stories. I you enjoy this sort of reporting, please send a comment below!

Managua – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

Re: Managua

There are several private shuttle services serving Nicaragua.

There are several private shuttle services serving Nicaragua.

elportonverde Managua, Nicaragua Level Contributor 754 posts 22 reviews 2.

Feb 08, 2016, 2:13 PM

Greetings winger88: Coming in at night there would be no public bus available. If you are up for another 2 1/2 hours in a vehicle after flying all day and are okay with arriving late at night, then you can use a private shuttle service like iSKRA Travel, NicaRoads, etc.

The last scheduled (shared) shuttle is cheaper but leaves the airport at 5:30pm so you might not be able to make it. The private shutlle is $80 for one or two passengers.

Taking the bus the next morning would be a lot cheaper if that is important to you, If you go that route, I would suggest staying at a place off of Carretera a Masaya so you could catch the bus as it heads out of town. Otherwise, go to the Mercado Huembes and get the bus to SJdS or to Rivas, then switch to a bus to SJdS from there.

Cheers, Mike @ El Portón Verde, Managua

Source: Managua – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

transportation Popoyo: Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor


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transportation Popoyo

I land in managua at 10pm so will stay there that night, but I’m wondering what the options are for getting to popoyo? A public bus would be preferred to keep cost down if it I easy to find?
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1. Re: transportation
Greetings Jessica:

Once in Managua, you’ll need to get yourself to Mercado Huembes and take a bus to Rivas. The easiest thing at that point would be to hire a taxi to Popoyo, but if you want to keep on the bus program you can go from Rivas to Las Salinas de Nagualpa, then walk or hitchhike the last couple of miles to Popoyo.

For further details take a look at:

If the schedule is accurate, you leave Huembes at 7, 9 or 10:30 am and get there by 10, 12, or 1:40 pm, respectively.

Cheers, Mike @ Farmstay El Portón Verde, Managua

Source: transportation – Popoyo Forum – TripAdvisor

A little advice for someone flying into Managua, intending to stay overnight, and then wanting to go to Popoyo, near Tola, Rivas without spending an arm and a leg.

Inexpensive transportation is readily available in Nicaragua if you’re willing to deal with some of the (minor) hassles, you’ll save lots of money!

Your first & best contact in Nicaragua-Package Deals, MGA pickup

Your first & best contact in Nicaragua-Package Deals, MGA pickup

(km 10 1/2 C a Masaya, Managua)


Airport pickup and drop off, all transportation, concierge service, beach house for five nights, first and last night lodging at the Farmstay, money exchange, shopping for groceries, staff at your private beach house, it doesn’t get any better! And we have three great beach options for you! Contact us and ask about the “surf and turf” specials!


You won’t believe you are actually in Managua! No va a creer que estás en Managua! We are located a half-hour from the airport. Note: Most hotels are either near the airport or near the city center of Managua which is about 15-20 minutes from the airport. We are further out of town, but located in an area we call (as a sort of joke) “Beverly Hills Adjacent” as the farm is surrounded by all the fancy neighborhoods of Managua, while we’re located in an area of family farms.

Estamos ubicados media hora del aeropuerto. Nota: La mayoria de hoteles estan ubicados cerca del aeropuerto o cerca del centro de Managua. Toma 15 a 20 minutos de llegar alli del aeropuerto. Estamos mas lejos de la ciudad, pero ubicados en una area digamos como una broma, “vecinos a los Beverly Hills de Managua” porque aunque la comarca de la finca esta rodeada de todos los residentiales de lujo como Santo Domingo, Las Colinas y Las Praderas, aun esta todavia una area de fincas y granjas frutales.


Located in Managua, but being here feels like a world away. . .visit us at:

Ubicados en Managua, pero se siente en otro mundo…visitenos, estamos a sus ordenes!


To bring a comfortable stay for guests who desire to be near the best of the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua but want to be in a pleasant environment with excellent views, amenities, and hospitality.

Para traer una estancia cómoda para los huéspedes que desean estar cerca de los mejores de la capital nicaragüense de Managua, pero quieren estar en un ambiente agradable, con excelentes vistas, comodidades y hospitalidad.


Farmstay El Porton Verde is a small guesthouse, your “first night and last night alternative” to chain hotels near the Managua Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino) or in downtown Managua. If you like a cool & breezy location in a peaceful tropical farm environment, check us out!

Estamos su alternativo a los hoteles de cadena, y su posada del “primer y ultima noche” en Nicaragua. Si te gusta un lugar fresco y ventoso en un ambiente pacífico en finca tropical, visítenos!

General Information

We are a family-friendly farmstay guesthouse B&B offering accommodations for a maximum of 14 guests. We offer a fully-furnished one bedroom apartment, two rooms with bunk beds for backpackers that sleep up to four, and two en-suite rooms with queen-sized beds.

Somos una posada estilo B & B que ofrece alojamiento para un máximo de 14 invitados. Ofrecemos un apartamento totalmente amueblado, dos habitaciones con literas para los mochileros que pueden alojar hasta cuatro, y dos habitaciones con baño privado, camas de tamaño queen.

Source: Your first & best contact in Nicaragua-Package Deals, MGA pickup

Panoramic View from the Farmstay Poolside at the Farmstay View from the Farmstay Poolfront Apt Tranquil Farmstay B B in Managua Ensuite Queen Tranquil Farmstay B B in Managua

Both the Apartment and the Bunk Bed Rooms have fantastic mountain and volcano views and they are also located in front of our swimming pool.

Both the Apartment and the Bunk Bed Rooms have fantastic mountain and volcano views and they are also located in front of our swimming pool.


Two rooms with bunk beds, suitable for up to four persons (two on the bottom bunk and two on the top bunk).

Two rooms with bunk beds, suitable for up to four persons (two on the bottom bunk and two on the top bunk).

The Apartment also has its own kitchen, dining, and living areas.

The Apartment also has its own kitchen, dining, and living areas.


The two bunk bedrooms share one bathroom.

The two bunk bedrooms share one bathroom.

Farmstay EPV 007 West Room

The Apartment has its own deluxe bathroom.

The Apartment has its own deluxe bathroom.

Farmstay EPV 010 Our view Farmstay EPV 011 The Pool Farmstay EPV 012 Pool and Jarrones Farmstay EPV 013 Other View of the Pool Farmstay EPV 014 Farmstay EPV 009 Corredor Farmstay EPV 008 Outside-Shared Bath Farmstay EPV 007 West Room Farmstay EPV 006 Kitchen Farmstay EPV 005 Living and Kitchen Farmstay EPV 004 Living Room Farmstay EPV 003 Apt's Bath Farmstay EPV 002 Apartment's room Farmstay EPV 001 Fasada

Ceramic jars made for us in San Juan de Oriente

Ceramic jars made for us in San Juan de Oriente

United Airlines Increases Flights to Nicaragua • El Nuevo Diario

Managua, Nicaragua |

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A greater flow of tourists and visitors to Nicaragua has helped United Airlines to increase its number of direct flights from Houston to our country Now we have a frequency of 17 flights per week this year, said Salvador Marrero, United Airlines’ Executive Director for Central America.

“The extra flights that we have implemented on Saturdays illustrates this new reality. What was done last year only in the high season, this year of 2015, has been the permanent level of service. We constantly analyze what happens to our destinations and to the extent that the market requires, we add more crews and add more seats, “said the airline representative.

Meanwhile Gloria Callejas, Manager of United Airlines in Nicaragua, said that “this year we added a fourth flight on Saturdays leaving at 1:30 am, arriving in Houston at 5:00 am,” this is because ” the boom that is taking place in Nicaragua, the boom in the number of tourists forced us to put an additional flight on Saturdays, in high season we had three daily flights available. “

Better services

Callejas said another aspect that has been the expansion in the services of the airport terminal. “The extended hours, more extensive migration and increased capacity has facilitated customs operations and made the process more expeditious”, meeting the demands that airlines have asked for, he said.

About the capacity of passengers, Marrero explained that the types of aircraft that serve direct service from Houston with our country are models 737, 800 and 900, meaning that on average more than 200 passengers are transported by the company They are then able to connect to 162 destinations worldwide.

United Airlines celebrated in Managua 25 years of being present in our country and they planned to increase the number of direct flights to the extent that the level of tourism, business or visits demands. The number of visitors is increasing, company executives announced .

Source: Más vuelos de United Airlines a Nicaragua • El Nuevo Diario

Another good data point for those following tourism in Nicaragua. This is a story about United Airlines and how they have increased the number of flights per week to 17, and that additional flights they added last year in the high season are now permanent. In addition, the airlines’ executives said that as tourism grows in Nicaragua, so will the number of flights.

Here on this blog, we’ve discussed the growing number of flights to Nicaragua, here and here for example. Also, how the services and hours of operation at the Augusto C. Sandino International airport have increased.

All good stuff! Another observation would be that those thinking that the new Costa Esmeralda airport would somehow decrease flights to Managua appear to be incorrect. United and other airlines would not be investing in new flights if they didn’t have the data to back up the proposal that additional flights and seats are required.

This combined with the recent article written by folks working for the IMF: Nicaragua, a success story in the making would add confidence to anyone looking to invest in, or relocate to, the Central American country of Nicaragua.