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By Erica Rounsefell

Nicaragua is the biggest kingdom in principal the United States, yet travelers are just now commencing to observe it. hence, the considerable shorelines are uncrowded and the rainforests are choked with flora and fauna together with seven-hundred species of birds, white confronted capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, and howler monkeys. vital the US s greatest lake, Lago de Nicaragua, is right here and Granada, the oldest Spanish urban within the continental Americas, with the earliest colonial constructions. Bordered through the Pacific Ocean at the west and the Caribbean Sea at the east. The Pacific Lowlands sector, such as the towns of Managua, Granada, and San Juan del Sur, is the most-visited quarter of the rustic.

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Whenever possible, carry small notes and when exchanging money ask for your cords in small denominations. A good place to unload your large bills is at a fixed-price supermarket. n BARGAINING Bargaining in Nicaragua isn’t done with the diehard fervor that travelers may experience in other countries. Usually the exchange will go back and forth no more than twice. Beyond that point, don’t embarrass yourself or the vendor by continuing to haggle, and if you agree to a price, stick to it. If you’re not convinced that the vendor has offered a good price, keep looking and go back if you don’t find something better.

Nicaraguans place great importance on family, and visitors often find that new Nica friends will inquire about the health or wellbeing of family members, even if they’ve never met them. Elders are well respected and usually live among their children and grandchildren. Nicaraguans have a great respect for a well-kept appearance, even in the countryside. Campesinos that own only a few pieces of clothing will nonetheless do their best to ensure they are freshly-shaved with their shirt tucked in. Travelers wearing comfortable but clean, neat clothing will be well-received.

Seafood is also plentiful and fresh in towns along the coast. n BEVERAGES The warm climate means particular attention should be given to staying hydrated. In most parts of Nicaragua, visitors should stick to purified bottled water (agua purificada), which is sold either flat (sin gas) or with bubbles (con gas) at most shops and supermarkets for less than $1. Boiled water is also fine and is what is used in most drinks at restaurants. Take care to avoid ice cubes, which may be made with tap water.

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