Nicaragua Financial Summary

Total Money Spent: $504.66

Total Days Spent: 12

That comes to $42.16 per day or $21.13 per person per day.  So we were again over our $15 per person per day budget, but this is because we splurged on a lot more activities than normal when Steve was here, and we bought one super-expensive bus ticket.

Transportation was our biggest expense, but this includes the $70 we spent for a cross-border bus from Nicaragua, through Honduras, and into El Salvador at the end of our time.  Take that away and the number would be lower.  Local “chicken buses” are really cheap in Nicaragua, around $2 per hour of travel.

Activities were the second-most-expensive category, which is rare for us.  But we had a friend traveling with us and wanted to show him lots of adventures.  So this included volcano boarding, surfing, and ziplining!  All really fun and really worth it!

Lodging was next to nothing again.  We only paid for a hostel one night with all the review-writing opportunities we were offered!

Nicaragua’s currency is the Cordoba.  $1=23 Cordobas.

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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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