The capital and largest city in Nicaragua. Not a particularly attractive or appealing city in the traditional sense, but still worth a couple days…actually, that’s not entirely true. Geographically, the city is actually rather nice. Set on a lake, a decent amount of greenery in some places, nice weather (although maybe too hot for some). Unfortunately, the city planning (or lack thereof) leaves much to be desired. Safety and cleanliness issues are also a concern. On the plus side, the women are more attractive than you might expect!
DATING IN MANAGUA
Basically no tourists stay in Managua. This means your exotic factor will be through the roof. Mix that in with some Spanish language skills and you’re be in pretty good shape for dating in Managua. But you need to know your logistics. Because Managua is a big and dodgy metropolis, you need to make it more digestible. Here’s what you do: Get a rental on Airbnb that is walking distance to Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). Most of the clubs are located close to here, so it won’t be too much skin off any gals teeth to head back to yours for a night. That, and many students will be living around there anyway, so you might even be able to walk her home in the morning!
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WOMEN IN MANAGUA
It’s adequate, but considering you’re going to the best clubs where the best looking women in Managua hang out, it holds not a candle to cities of the same size in Mexico or Colombia.
LEARNING SPANISH IN MANAGUA
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RENT AN APARTMENT IN MANAGUA
$400.00 to rent something in Managua in a good area with all the comforts.
NIGHTLIFE IN MANAGUA
Options abound in Zona Viva. Stick to classier joints with cover. It is usually around $5.00. Sometimes $10.00 w/ drink deals. You’ll find nightlife here very inexpensive.
I recommend: Moods or Chaman
IS MANAGUA SAFE?
Managua is not very safe. Chances are that nothing will happen to you, but the problem with Managua is that there isn’t much distinguishing a safe neighbourhood from a dangerous one – for the most part, it all looks a tad seedy. Most tourists GTFO of Managua as quickly as they can. Don’t be one of them. Be different :).
It’s worth nothing that Nicaragua is considered one of Central America’s safest countries. Outside of Managua, there aren’t many serious safety concerns.
COST OF LIVING IN MANAGUA
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $691 USD/month to live in Managua, Nicaragua
A rather charmless place, but good for a couple nights out. Honestly, I’d only stick around Managua for the cheap food and nightlife. That said, like anywhere, if you decide to move to Managua and get into a good social circle, life will be good. In fact, due to its low cost of living and lower crime rate than a lot of major Latin American cities, Managua’s expat population might just increase in the coming years. Call me crazy, but such a thing wouldn’t surprise me! All that said, for the time being I still recommend Granada or Leon over Managua.
OVERALL RATING: 6.25/10
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