|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$37.88|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$4.00|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.23|
|Local draught beer||$1.00|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.66|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$5.80|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$1.55|
If you decided to spend some days or weeks exploring the country of Nicaragua, make sure that you will spend few days in Juigalpa. This city is about 140 kilometers on the eastern side of Managua, Nicaragua’s capital city. This city is the capital of the Chontales department. The name of the city is translated to “the land abundant of jicaro”. In the Indian language, the name of the city is the “origin of black snails.” Geographically speaking, the city is within the valley of the mountain ranges of Amerrisque and on the Carretera Rama.
As a foreign tourist, your main point of entry by plane in Juigalpa is through the airport located in Managua. There are many cheap flights to Juigalpa that will enter the Managua International Airport. From the airport, you can take the local buses heading to the east of Managua. There are also shuttle services that can take you to Juigalpa as well as taxis, which can be a very expensive means to get in to Juigalpa. If you will rent a car, which is common in this country, you have to follow the Carretera Rama in the eastern area going out of Managua. The means to get around the city is by bus and by taxi. If you do not mind being with the public, use the bus because you can save a lot with them. Walking is also possible especially in the city proper.
When it comes to accommodations, there are many good hotels in Juigalpa. Try the Casa Country, Hotel La Quinta and Hotel Quintanilla. The rates range from $5 to $25 per night and per person. When it comes to cheap flights to Juigalpa, you can use online booking sites to find great deals.