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    Tom Mitchell
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    3 Aug 31, 2013

    I lived in Managua for a summer while in grad school and recognize that it is a point of arrival and departure for most people, rather than a destination. That said, you may find yourself needing to spend a few days and nights there and it is not the worst thing in the world. The city is diffuse, and the devastation of the earthquake in the 70s is still apparent. So, if you are looking for a place to stay where you can also go out and do some things, you want to stay in Zona Rosa or Zona Hippos. These areas are almost contiguous, and further away from the "center" of town and the Malicon along the lake. They are near the Carretera Masaya, contain most of the modern business district as well, and they are generally safer than some of the places downtown where the Lonely Planet leads backpackers. The Hotel Princess is a Hilton hotel in Zona Hippos, and there are some nice, smaller places as well. Managua won't be the highlight of your trip, but it does not have to be a nightmare either.

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    Bridgette
    3 Aug 13, 2012

    Nicaragua is a very poor country. I went with my nursing school to help family's out. This little girls touched my heart. If you every get the chance try to make a trip there. It's a very beautiful country with volcanoes and wonderful beaches!

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    2 Feb 07, 2013
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    Jessulin Aimet
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    very beutiful, tourist sights, friendly people, delicious food :)

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    5 Jun 26, 2012
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Description

Sultry and sprawling, Nicaragua's capital city resembles more of a hodge podge of neighborhoods than a true urban center. On the southwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua, Managua is nevertheless the country's largest city and it's chief trading center for coffee, cotton and textiles. Destroyed by earthquakes and revolutions, little of the historic part of town remains today. However, a few noteworthy ... read more
sites of interest have survived its tumultuous past, including the Plaza de la Revolución, the Old Cathedral, the Rubén Dario National Theater and the National Palace of Culture. Visitors will keep in mind that Managua sits on an active seismic fault, so large earthquakes will continue to reshape the city's future. Until then, shop along the Tiscapa Lagoon, try the “gallo pinto” with fried plantain medallions, and for a wild good time, come in March for Alegria por la Vida, Managua's unique take on Carnaval.

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