Hostal Dulce Sueño in Managua, Nicaragua

Hostal Dulce Sueño is a chill and friendly retreat in the middle of Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua. Offering comfy rooms with TVs, a colorful rooftop hangout area, and a shared kitchen, Hostal Dulce Sueño has everything you need for a comfortable stay in the city.

Hostal Dulce Sueño in Managua, Nicaragua

Managua is the transportation hub, with an international airport and flights and buses to all domestic locations. It also has it’s own attractive, historic downtown, as well as a hopping bar scene. Hostal Dulce Sueño is right next to the TicaBus station, for easy access to transportation. They can prepare breakfast if you want, arrange tours around the city, have a stash of books, TV, and relaxing hammocks.

Hostal Dulce Sueño
Roof

Unfortunately we found a couple big downsides to Hostal Dulce Sueño. The hostel has quite a problem with bugs which we hope could be controlled better. Ants, mosquitoes, flies, roaches, and lizards were all spotted in our room. Also, the staff seems to be lacking in some vital hospitality skills. When our friend needed a late-night taxi to to the airport, we asked the front desk if he would call one for us. He replied that he didn’t have any taxis phone numbers and didn’t know how to look one up. Having to hail a random cab on the street in Managua at 10pm was a totally unnecessary risk. Running a hostel and not having any taxi numbers on file is a major mess-up! Despite these issues, its convenient location right next to TicaBus does make Hostal Dulce Sueños worth considering.

Services Offered:
Shared kitchen
Book exchange
Fans in rooms
TVs in rooms
Laundry service available
Breakfast upon request

Address: 50 meters east of the Ticabus office

Phone: (505)22284125 or (505)84240272

Email: hospedaje_dulcesueno@yahoo.es

Website: www.hostaldulcesueno.com

This post was sponsored by Hostal Dulce Sueño.

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Granada, Nicaragua – America’s Oldest City

Granada, Nicaragua is America’s oldest city. With rich colonial heritage, it was founded in 1524 as the first European city in the Americas.

Granada, Nicaragua - America's Oldest City
Catedral

 

We spent a few days in Granada, wandering the streets and enjoying the the history.  At the top of the Torre de la Merced, there is a bell tower that you can climb up for $1 and take in some good views overlooking the city.

Granada, Nicaragua - America's Oldest City

Granada, Nicaragua - America's Oldest City

We had a lot of fun just hanging out in the park, watching the people and trying all the random street food.

Granada, Nicaragua - America's Oldest City

As with most places in Nicaragua, there are no street names.  Well, technically they are named and in Granada some even have signs but, when you ask directions from the locals, their answers are strange and hard to interpret.  The way people gave directions in Managua was as follows: there are several landmarks in the city and the directions start there and then they tell you how many blocks and in which direction.  North and south are norte and sur but east and west are arriba and abajo.  This has to do with the direction of the sunrise and sunset.  In Granada east is al lago, “toward the lake.”  A bit confusing if you don’t carry a compass around in your pocket!

Enjoy this post about Granada, Nicaragua – America’s Oldest City?  Check out our archives for other adventures! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @laaventuraproject and subscribe to our Youtube Channel.

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Hotel Mansión Teodolindo in Managua, Nicaragua

Pool and lounge

Hotel Mansión Teodolindo is a very professionally-run hotel with the capability to accommodate all your needs during your stay in Managua.  There is plenty to see and do in Nicaragua’s bustling, cosmopolitan capital city, and the helpful staff at Mansión Teodolindo can help you with information and arrangements.  When you need to come back to the hotel to relax, though, you’ll be very glad you picked this place.  Rooms are spacious and luxurious, with cable TV, WiFi, and kitchenettes.  Bathrooms include hair dryers, fluffy towels, soaps and shampoos, and a never-ending flow of hot water.  There’s also an impeccable outdoor pool, lounge, and full-service restaurant open all day.  Guests are given the option of a Continental, Nicaraguan, or American breakfast included in their stay, while the lunch and dinner menu offers various tasty, large meals for a great value.

The most notable thing about this hotel?  Hotel Mansión Teodolindo strives to be eco-friendly and energy efficient in their business practices.  Recycling and linen reuse is encouraged.  They’ve even received several awards and certifications for their efforts.  So you can sleep soundly knowing you’re supporting a well-run business with great environmental practices!

Services Offered:

Air conditioning

Cable TV

Hot water 24/7

Phones in rooms

Kitchenettes in rooms

Breakfast included

Parking lot

On-site restaurant and room service available

WiFi

Office center with computers

Gym

Pool

Laundry service available

Airport pickup available ($7.50 per person)

Car rental available

Location: De INTURISMO, 1 cuadra al sur y 1 cuadra abajo, Managua, Nicaragua

Phone: (505) 2228-1050

Email:hotel@teodolinda.com.ni

Website: www.teodolinda.com.ni

Prices (not including tax):

Single: $60

Double: $65

This post was sponsored by Hotel Mansión Teodolindo.

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A Fresh Perspective

Today’s been a long day of travel from capital to capital- San José, Costa Rica to Managua, Nicaragua.  But we have an exciting reason for not being in bed yet!  Zach’s old friend Steve is on a plane as we speak, flying in to join us for 10 days in Nicaragua!  Steve has never traveled outside the US or Canada, but he’s always up for adventures so we know it’s going to be a good time.  We’re excited to “show him the ropes” per se, and to have someone else to hang out with!  Mostly, I think it’s going to be really cool to have a friend with us as we near the end of our trip.  I’m hoping that we can show Steve a really amazing time and that traveling with a “newbie” will help us see things through fresh eyes again.  But enough from me, I’ll let Steve introduce himself:

“I’m Steve and I’m and joining Zach and Carrie on part of their journey through Central America. I’m very excited to experience someplace very different from what I’m used too. I’m looking forward to a good culture shock in Nicaragua with new language and lifestyle. My Spanish isn’t the best but I love a challenge and learning/experiencing new things. In all I’m just very excited about the experience I’ll have there, and everything I’ll be able to learn from being in a vastly different culture. Of course, when I tell people about traveling to Nicaragua they all have their comments (good and bad), questions, and concerns. My main concern for the journey is the SUN! So hopefully I don’t get too sunburned, otherwise I know this trip is going to be remarkable journey!”

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