Navigating smooth arrivals at the MGA Airport in Managua, Nicaragua with kids

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Arriving by Nicaragua by air to Managua with kids is an easy, safe, transparent process that should go quite smoothly for you and your family. Read on for some tips for what to expect for your air arrival into the land of lakes and volcanoes.

When you land at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) you will quickly surmise that Nicaragua’s main international airport is not very big at all. In fact, MGA only has 7 gates which are rarely all in use at the same time. So when you arrive to the airport know that each area you need to finish your arrival process is easily within reach. Continue reading “Navigating smooth arrivals at the MGA Airport in Managua, Nicaragua with kids”

Managing multiple visas for your family’s extended stay in Nicaragua.

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This post is for those of you who are pondering a longer stay in Nicaragua past the standard three months tourist visa granted to you upon arrival.

First visa upon arrival

So when you arrive by air or over the border to Nicaragua you will find that obtaining a tourist visa is a remarkably easy and inexpensive task to accomplish for you and your family.  You will fill out one brief immigration form for yourself and any family travelling with you.  Additionally, you will then pay $10 by air and $12 by land for each visitor in your group to the immigration official who checks your paperwork.

Will they grill me on my assets and intentions?

Most Nicaraguan immigration officials at border entries and airports are extremely relaxed and amiable and respond very kindly to smiles and pleasantries.  Tourism is a well-oiled machine that consistently provides Nicaragua with abundant access to dollars and Euros. Entering Nicaragua as a tourist should constitute only  a brief encounter with an immigration official. Having said that… Continue reading “Managing multiple visas for your family’s extended stay in Nicaragua.”