By Erica Rounsefell
Nicaragua is the most important nation in imperative the USA, yet travelers are just now commencing to observe it. accordingly, the plentiful seashores are uncrowded and the rainforests are jam-packed with flora and fauna together with seven hundred species of birds, white confronted capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, and howler monkeys. primary the United States s greatest lake, Lago de Nicaragua, is right here and Granada, the oldest Spanish urban within the continental Americas, with the earliest colonial structures. Bordered via the Pacific Ocean at the west and the Caribbean Sea at the east. The Pacific Lowlands zone, consisting of the towns of Managua, Granada, and San Juan del Sur, is the most-visited zone of the rustic.
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Coco orange . . . . . . . . . . . . naranja watermelon . . . . . . . . . . sandía papaya . . . . . . . . . . . . papaya tamarind . . . . . . . . . . tamarindo starfruit . . . . . . . . . . melocotón Other common refrescos thick, pink, with bubblegum flavor . . sébaco milky yellow with large seeds . . . granadilla ground chocolate beans with milk . . cacao tart, very sweet, pink with tiny seeds . . chía Excellent coffee is produced in the north of Nicaragua, though inexplicably you will often be served instant coffee in restaurants.
40 n Communications COMMUNICATIONS n TELEPHONES Nicaragua’s country code is 505. All phone numbers in Nicaragua consist of seven digits. Making calls from hotels can be astronomically expensive. Instead, make domestic and international calls at Enitel offices, which have phones in private booths. Enitel can be found in virtually every town large or small. Enitel charges a set fee per minute based on the destination of your call. International rates are usually posted in the booth. To make a call, let the attendant know and she will show you to a booth.
Post offices (Correos de Nicaragua) are in even the smallest towns. Be sure to specify that you want your letters or postcards sent by Faxes & Snail Mail n 41 MONEY The national currency of Nicaragua is the córdoba, often referred to by travelers as “cords” and written with a C preceding the amount (for example, an item that costs 1 2 córdobas w o u l d b e marked C12). Córdobas come in bills of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500, and coins come in denominations of one and five córdobas. Less common are coins of 10 and 50 centavos, or cents.
Adventure Guide to Nicaragua by Erica Rounsefell