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Granada (Nicaragua)

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Introduction

Granada is a city in Nicaragua and together with the city of Leon is a very popular city among colonial architecture enthusiasts.

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Weather

Granada has a tropical climate with generally hot and humid conditions. Temperatures are around or just above 30 °C during the day most of the year and most areas are still above 20 °C at night. Granada has two seasons regarding rainfall. A dry and slightly cooler November to April season and a wet season (but not raining all day) during May to October. Hurricanes occasionally hit from July/August onwards.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Hotel Kekoldi de GranadaCalle El Consulado No. 315 3,5 Cuadras al Oeste del ParqueHotel90
Hostal MochilasDe La Gran Francia 100m al sur. Or From Central Pa Facing the Cathedral 1,5 blocks to the south ( rigGuesthouse84
Hospedaje Ari1ra calle sur Xalteva,pulperia Jennifer 20mts al oeste Granada, NicaraguaHostel87
Dolphin Guest HouseReparto San JuanGUESTHOUSE-
Casa del AguaAvenue GuzmanGuesthouse93
Hotel Casa La LunaDe Casa Pellas 25vrs al lago en calle MorazanHotel-
Il PadrinoCalle Miguel CervantesHOTEL86
Hostal Hamacasdel parque central 2c 1/2 al oeste calle el consulGUESTHOUSE83
Casa Abierta#517 Calle San Juan Del SurGUESTHOUSE-
Los Patios Hotel GranadaCalle Corrales 525 Iglesia San Francisco 2.5HOTEL-
Hotel TerrasolBarricada AvenueHOTEL88
Hostal El MomentoCasa 104 Calle el ArsenalHOSTEL89
Hotel Casa BarcelonaPuente Palmira 25 1 block East, 1 block southHOTEL-
Treehouse Poste RojoGranada Treehouse Poste Rojo, Comarca Poste RojoHOSTEL-
Hostal El CaribeCalle Inmaculada 050–008–4Hostel-
San Simian LodgeLaguna de Apoyo GranadaHOTEL-
Hostal Familiar San JorgeParque Central 3 1/2 Cuadras al Sur Gasolinera Uno Palmira 1 C.al Este 25 vrs al NorteHOTEL-
GM Granada Boutique HostelAv. Elena ArellanoHostel-
Evert's Guest HouseDe la Vicky 1/2 al Oeste Calle El ConsuladoHOTEL-
Hostel Oasis GranadaCalle Estrada, Casa 109HOSTEL86

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Learn

Nicaragua has 60+ Spanish Learning Schools. Look for 'Nicaragua Spanish Language" schools on the web; there are many. The country does not maintain a reference list. The key locations are Managua, Masaya, Granada, Ometepe, San Juan Del Sur, Leon, Estelí] and Matagalpa. Most popular are Granada and San Juan del Sur. The later place attracts surfers and vacationers.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes can be found in most larger cities and popular areas, but even in smaller towns you will usually be able to connect somewhere.
Wifi is generally free at most hotels, with the notable exception of larger chain hotels, which generally charge between US$3 and US$8 per day.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The international phone code of Nicaragua is 505. The general emergency number is 911, though you can contact police (118), fire (115) and ambulance (128) separately if you want.

Nicaragua's cell phone system utilizes GSM 1900 technology. So, if you have a GSM phone that supports the 1900 band you can either use your phone as is at international rates or if your cell phone is unlocked , you can purchase a SIM card for your phone and you will have a local cell number and be charged local cell rates. Both Claro and Movistar provide cell phone service in the country. Claro is run by the old national phone company (ENITEL) that has now been privatized.

Another option is to buy a cell phone locally. Disposable cell phones are quite inexpensive, usually costing about US$20.

You can also purchase local prepaid phone cards that can be used at pay phone across the country. The different pay phone systems each have their own phone cards, so pay attention to which type you purchase.

Post

Correos de Nicaragua provides postal services. It's fairly cheap but not extremely reliable or fast. Post offices are generally open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Airmail postage for a standaard letter or postcard from Nicaragua to North America is US0.60 and US$1 to Europe. Mail takes on average between 7 and 10 days to get to the U.S. and Europe. Though it's fine for sending a postcard, you'd better use companies like TNT, DHL, UPS or FedEx to send parcels internationally.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 11.9333333
  • Longitude: -85.95

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