Uber about to reach Nicaragua

Uber about to reach Nicaragua

EFE January 18, 2017 | 11:41 PM

Uber in Nicaragua? La Prensa Nicaragua

The Uber private transport network, of American origin, is interested in establishing itself in Nicaragua, reported the main business leadership of the Central American country today.

Although Uber has so far not taken concrete action, “it is important for companies like these take a look at Nicaragua again,” José Adán Aguerri, president of the Higher Council for Private Enterprise (Cosep), told reporters.

Regarding the possibility of Uber services being rejected by traditional taxi drivers, Aguerri mentioned that “it is an issue that must be analyzed in full” and that the objective of a possible opening in the country is not to affect the transport sector.

Nicaragua has a vehicle fleet of about 800,000 vehicles, of which about 25,000 are taxis, according to official figures.

Uber is present in 581 cities of more than 70 countries of the world, among them Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama, according to company data.

Taxi drivers from these neighboring countries and Colombia, among others, reject Uber because they consider that private drivers contacted through the mobile application make unfair competition because they are not supervised by local regulations.

Source: Uber a punto de llegar a Nicaragua

Surely the taxi drivers will try to prevent the arrival of Uber in Nicaragua, but it would seem that the idea of the service coming to the country is inevitable. It will be interesting to see what the pricing of the service is and if it will be a good option to traditional taxis and rental cars.

Also, the service might have higher initial usage rates from foreign tourists who come from place where Uber is already well-established and users already have the app is installed on their smartphones. Your thoughts and comments are welcome below.

Renting a car near TicaBus station – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

Renting a car near TicaBus station

treysl3 Houston, Texas 1 post

Feb 09, 2016, 11:27 AM My wife and I are planning on flying into Managua in March and driving around and backpacking for a couple of days. We have friends in Tegucicalpa, so we will have to return our car and get on the TicaBus. I have looked extensively online and can’t find any info if there are any car rental places near the TicaBus station (ie, non-airport car rental stations). Ideally, I’d like to fly in, take a taxi into town where I can rent a car, travel around for several days, then return the car and walk or take a short taxi ride to the TicaBus station to Tegucigalpa. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations with this? Is there any way to get around the rule regarding no rental cars crossing borders?

1 reply elportonverde Managua, Nicaragua Level Contributor 754 posts 22 reviews

1. Re: Renting a car near TicaBus station

Feb 14, 2016, 4:56 PM Greetings treysl3: National Car Rental’s main office in Managua is near Laguna de Tiscapa, a three-minute taxi ride from the TicaBus station. Cheers, Mike @ El Portón Verde, Managua

Source: Renting a car near TicaBus station – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

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Always Rent a Car$$

Just for my own sake, I want to blog about this rental car and driver company. Instead of just renting a car, how about renting a car and driver? Hiring a driver in Nicaragua doesn’t cost too much more and you have way more security and less of a hassle getting around Nicaragua.

If someone wants to hire a car and driver when you come and visit us at the Farmstay, let me know when you want to rent a car and we’ll give these guys a chance!

Transportation is always an important consideration in planning any trip to Nicaragua. While the public bus system actually works pretty well and is certainly inexpensive, a private shuttle is usually fairly costly. And using a rent a car comes with the need to drive it yourself, which for some can be stressful.

Overall, driving in Nicaragua is not too difficult, but it is certainly handy, for example, to hire a car and driver to take you to the Flor de Caña distillery in Chichigalpa. If you have a driver, you can REALLY enjoy the fine rums served and sold at the distillery when you take the fabulous Tour that the Pellas’ little rum operation offers! Don’t miss the 18- or 21-year old rums. Smooth as buttah…:)