Are you going to Nicaragua? Really? But, “Is Nicaragua safe to travel?”
This is what many friends ask me when they hear I have been living here for the past 8 years.
I don’t blame them for their question. It’s not their fault.
You’ve either probably heard or read about it in the news.
Vacationing in many of the world’s smaller countries comes with a fair deal of risk. However, you have to remember that news these days tends to slant in the direction of negatives without offering much in the way of positives. In other words, you can go just about anywhere in the world and still be safe if you take some precautions. One such place is Nicaragua. Here is a list of ways to enjoy a holiday in this beatiful (and very safe) Central American country:
1 – Make Peace, Not War
War seems to freak out many travelers with Nicaragua on their vacation radar. Although that may seem to be a valid concern, the reality is that the Contra Conflict actually ended close to 30 years ago. In fact, if that doesn’t put your mind at ease, maybe this will…The Global Peace Index ranks Nicaragua as the 5th most peaceful country in Latin America. What does that mean? Well, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil fell further down that very same list.
2 – Use Common Sense when you travel in Nicaragua
If you have never visited a place before, what would you normally do? For example, say you went to the nearest biggest city to where you live for the first time. You would probably do some homework on that city before you entered it. Basic information such as where the downtown is located, which routes to take to get you to where you want to go and other details would make you a bit more comfortable in a place that is new to you.
The same thing applies when visiting a foreign country. So, if you’ve never been to Nicaragua, do some homework first. (Yes get in touch with us for a consultation!)
3 – Is Nicaragua safe? There Are Some Places You’ll Want To Avoid
Just like in any city you’ve never been to, there are going to be neighborhoods that you will not want to accidently wander into. Nicaragua is no different. The cities of Leon, Granada and Managua are excellent spots to visit for a variety of reasons. But, on the other side of the coin, each of these cities have places you’ll want to steer clear of. If you travel smart, you will not only have an enjoyable vacation, your risk factors will also be reduced.
4 – Turn To Experts For Advice before you Travel to Nicaragua
There are no shortage of travel experts who can assist you in preparing for your travel experience in Nicaragua. There are many sights to see and things to experience.
Plus, relying on someone who has “been there, done that” can save you the pain of getting ripped off or some other petty crime that gullible, inexperienced travelers often fall for. Nicaragua is not the kind of place where you have to have armed guards escorting you everywhere you go. However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to travel around the country with your guard up. Remember, you are in a foreign land. Things are different but you can still have an enjoyable stay if you just travel smart when you visit Nicaragua.
So, are you ready to Travel to Nicaragua?
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