|Chicken breasts at the market||$3.49|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$11.00|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$31.25|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$14.50|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.43|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$4.00|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.26|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$287.50|
Tipitapa, a city located in Managua, is one of the many places in Nicaragua that tourists love to visit perhaps because of its good location in between two lakes, the Managua and Nicaragua lakes. Though it’s not a main tourist destination in the region, there are a noticeable number of tourists taking cheap flights to Tipitapa every now and then due to its progressive community and friendly natives.
Tipitapa natives are kind people; they welcome visitors with open arms and do everything they can to keep them happy and contented. They cook good foods, share good stories and keep harmonious relationship with each other. Tourists who happen to get cheap flights to Tipitapa during the month of January can witness the town festival honoring their patron saint which is held at the old town church. The festivities usually last for weeks and attracts people in and out the country, especially religious travelers.
The people in Tipitapa and the whole of Nicaragua are also particularly proud of their history, especially their victory over foreign invaders in 1856. This shows true on a particular historic site, the Hacienda San Jacinto. This hacienda highlights the battle and the victory of the townsmen and tourists who are interested on their history can walk around and enjoy the landscape, observe the monument and explore the museum. There are several exhibition rooms showing photos during the war, rifles and different national symbols. A monument built in honor to Sergeant Andres Castro can be seen when you enter the hacienda.
The foods are good in Tipitapa and are usually not expensive even in the restaurants but people who wants to get the cheapest deals on local cuisine can buy at the market stalls and other local vendors near the street.
Disappointingly, there are no hotels in Tipitapa. Those looking for accommodation would have to go to Managua and spend the night on any hotels in the city. The nearest hotel in Managua is Hotel Europeo which is only eleven (11) miles drive from Tipitapa. Other hotels like Contempo, Las Palmas, Le Chateau, Estrella, Villa Angelo and Brandt’s are also good choices and only eleven and a half (11.5) miles away. Those with big budget can also look for 4 to 5 star hotels for utmost comfort.