Managua - Nicaragua

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua as well as the department and municipality by the same name. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Managua. The city was declared the national capital in 1852. Previously, the capital had alternated between the cities of León and Granada. The city has a population of about 1,680,100; composed predominantly of Spanish-speaking criollos (unmixed Europeans), whites and mestizos.Founded in 1819 and given the name of Leal Villa de Santiago de Managua, the city's original purpose was to serve as a rural fishing village. Efforts to make Managua the

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AEGuy :

I love to travel in Central and South American and - believe it or not - have heard great things about Managua, Nicaragua... and lago Nicaragua and the Pacific coast. Does anyone have any travel experience in these areas? Any recommendations? Should I consider going? What fun things are there to do there?

orphamboy718rodger :
"have not been any of those places myself but drove through nicarauga once when i was a kid with my parents. seemed nice but not much around. a good friend tell me once that managua is very nice and progressive but to stick to the city centre cuz there are bad parts of town,, have not heard much about the coasts but supposedly there are two active volcanoes in the lake on islands."
Mariposa :
"I've never been there, but it is said to be one of the safest places. It is also said to be relatively cheap for entertainment with clubs and casinos."
MrIncredible. :
"I wen to Nicaragua twice this year and i enjoyed my time there. I visited Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca, Juigalpa, Chinandega, Masaya etc. One of the things that i liked about Nicaragua is the fact that Dollars go a long way. It is a lot cheaper than Costa Rica. I didn't spend time in Managua, i like smaller cities. I would suggest that you go there and spent a lot of money. Nicaraguans will be grateful. LOL"
andres p :
"i went to managua like 4 times because i have family there, and i can tell you that te lake of nicaragua is awesome there are like 300 little islands in the lake but there are to little theres only space just like for one house so the rich people build houses there it looks incredible! i recomend it for you. and sorry about my english but i talk spanish."
bigJ :

Hey everyone! My brother and I are going to Managua next week and would like to see pictures and hear suggestions of what to do, what to see and where to stay. We hear that the lakes have some interesting islands that we should visit and that there are some fresh water sharks. Also we love to eat, so what dishes should we try? Anything we should avoid? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.... and let's see some of the WORLD!!! By the way, I speak fluent Spanish. Si alguien quiere responder en Espanol, esta bien. Saludos!

Karibuboo :

I will be in Managua, Nicaragua for a few months starting in February. It's nearly impossible to find Spanish group classes, which would be ideal. I haven't even had luck at the University of Central American based in Managua. At this point I would just like a responsible and knowledgeable teacher who would teach me one on one (or in groups, if that's possible). Thanks.

its_hard_getting_a_good_name :
"Check out the local schools"
freezing school :
"Of course, there are a lot of places where you can learn spanish in Nicaragua the one I'd recommend you is "Academia Europea" (European Academy) address: Carretera Masaya, 1c. abajo 1/2C. al sur (it's in managua) Phone: (505) 270-3210"


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Date: 2008-02-05 16:30:21

A year after Irish rocker Bono visited Nicaragua in 1986 in an effort to raise awareness about Central American war refugees, U2 released its smash-hit album The Joshua Tree and Nicaraguans immediately recognized that one of the songs was written about their country. Twenty years later, most people here still hold as fact that "Where the Streets Have No Name" was written about Managua, a squat and sprawling capital city where... well, the streets are unnamed.

Date: 2008-02-05 16:30:21

I am considering taking spanish classes in Nicaragua. Somebody recommended Viva Spanish School in Managua. Anybody have any experience in Nicaragua or with Viva Spanish School? Is it safe there?

Date: 2008-02-05 16:30:21

Next Friday, November 23, Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas (26-4, 22 KO's) from Oxnard, California will meet Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (28-6-1, 23 KO's, 1 NC), from Managua, Nicaragua at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

Date: 2008-02-05 16:30:21

Video de una sesión con Chico Brenes y Nate Curry en el colegio Mont Berkeley de Managua, Nicaragua.Skatenica

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