|Local draught beer
|1 Summer dress in a chain store
|Milk (1 liter)
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)
|Loaf of white bread
|Imported beer at restaurant
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre
Many people desire to have a Caribbean vacation. If you are one of them and you want to save on your vacation, consider staying in Bluefields – a municipality located at the Region Autonoma del Atlantico Sur (RAAS or Southern Autonomous Region on the Atlantic coast) in Nicaragua. This is also the capital of this department. The name of this municipality came from a Dutch pirate who stayed and hid in the coastal areas of this place during the 17th century.
How can you get in this municipality? As a foreign tourist, your main point of entry by plane is the Augusto C. Sandino Airport or the Managua International Airport in Nicaragua’s capital – Managua. You can find cheap flights to Bluefields through Managua easily. Entering the city can be a bit of a travel experience. From Managua, you will be taking the bus to Rama (El Rama). From Rama, you will be taking a speedboat that the locals called panga. Bus travel time is about six hours and the boat travel time is two hours. There are no direct roads and bus services leading to Bluefields from Managua or in Rama, but there is dirt road. The best way to get around the city is to use the taxi. The charge around $0.50 per person and this is the same rate anywhere you go around the municipality.
What are the tourist destinations in Bluefields? Being located in the Caribbean coasts, one of the things you can do here is swimming and beach getaway. One good beach to visit is the Laguna de Perlas. An island that you should also visit is the El Bluff wherein you can also enjoy the scenery as well as swim in the pristine beaches. The Moravian Church is another tourist destination. If you are into feasts, visit this place during May and celebrate the Palo de Mayo, which is a month-long celebration every May.
With so many beaches, you can find hotels in Bluefields along the coastal areas of the Caribbean coast. Example of hotels that you can stay in at Bluefields are Hotel Campel, Mini Hotel y Cafetin Central, Hotel El Dorado and Lobster Pot Hotel. The costs of accommodation in Bluefields range from $10 to as much as $100 per night. Make sure that you will use online booking sites in looking for cheap flights to Bluefields through Managua.