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Arriving to Nicaragua, you will want to fly into Managua International Nicaragua’s airport (MGA). When making reservations you can find the airport under the code, “MGA”.
Arriving to Costa Rica, you will want to fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR). When making reservations you can find the airport under the code, “LIR”.
For U.S. citizens, a valid US Passport is required for entry into Nicaragua but a visa is not required.
Car rentals are available directly at the airport in Managua or at your arrival to Casita Santana in Ranch Santana. A 4 by 4 vehicle is recommended. Casita Santana is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from the Airport in Managua and Liberia.
Recommended Travel Options To and From the Airport:
Rent a car at the airport (in Managua) and drive yourself. Directions can be provided at time of casita reservation.
Airport pick-up and drop-off transportation provided by Rancho Santana.
Rent your car at the Ranch.
Traveling to and around Nicaragua is an unforgettable experience, and the journey to Casita Santana, your Nicaragua Vacation Home Rental, is not difficult. However, local travel customs and procedures may be different from what Americans and Europeans are used to. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you make your way to Casita Santana.
Plan to fly in to Managua International Airport. Several major airlines fly direct to Managua from a handful of US cities. Generally the best fares are through Spirit, TACA, Copa, and American. Delta and Continental also fly into Managua. Call the airport before you book your filight to determine surfboard travel requirements. Depending on the time of year, some airlines won’t even take your surfboard — for any excess baggage charge. Ask any airline, especially if you’re booking during peak travel times.
If you are not using hired transportation, plan your trip to arrive in Managua early to allow time to pick up your vehicle at the airport and arrive at Casita Santana before sunset. Driving at night in Nicaragua is not recommended because there are no street signs, street lights and cattle often wander about on the roads. If you arrive to Managua in the evening, spend the night at the Best Western which is just across the street from the airport and leave for Casita Santana in the morning. You can walk from the airport to the Best Western. The web address for Best Western in Managua Nicaragua is http://www.lasmercedes.com.ni/. (Best Western discounts may apply for Casita Santana guests, Inquire for details)
When driving to Casita Santana for the first time, please keep in mind you’ll want to make the trip in daylight, as the roads will be unfamiliar and filled with potholes. You will be sharing the road with horses, cows, pigs, chickens, motorcycles, bicycles and slow moving ox-drawn carts. There will be few signs, no streetlights, and many people sitting alongside the road at night.