Getting to Nicaragua with the Support of Room to Roam
Although travel in 2021 seems like a difficult process to navigate, it really isn’t, and we are here to guide you through each step, from purchasing the right flight, getting any/all travel requirements met, and arriving simply and safely from the airport to our retreat hotel. We are here for you, so if you have a question, just message us at
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Useful Travel Info
Getting to Nicaragua is not as difficult as you may think, it is actually quite easy… and good news, you have us to help you out every step!! Check this link out for more info on traveling to Nicaragua. You can choose to fly into Managua, Nicaragua or Liberia, Costa Rica. Each airport is around 2.5 hour shuttle from our hotel. We can help you determine the best flight path to optimize schedule and flight prices.
Covid Considerations in Nicaragua:
- You need a negative RT-PCR covid test within 72 hours of your ARRIVAL into Nicaragua, and you will need to have a printed copy to show at the airports and throughout your travel. Please communicate with us if you need help ensuring that you schedule the proper covid test within the necessary timelines. Masks are required during all aspects of your travel into Nicaragua. Once at the hotel, masks are not mandatory as all community spaces are fresh, open air. We monitor temperatures, follow safety and sanitation guidelines, and provide hand sanitizer throughout the hotel, however we ask that you exercise common sense and .notify us if you experience any Covid symptoms within the 48 hours prior to your arrival Nicaragua. The health and safety of our guests is our number one priority.
- If you are traveling from the San Diego area, US Specialty Labs in Sorrento Valley has you covered with fast results of a RT- PCR Covid Test. Easy Online Scheduling https://usspecialtylabs.com/
- There are minimal New Cases of Covid-19 Reported in Nicaragua with Consistent Downtrend Since August 2020 https://covid19.who.int/region/amro/country/ni
According to the World Health Organization, there are less than 5,000 Total Reported Cases of Covid in Nicaragua (compared to >17 Million in the US) https://covid19.who.int/region/amro/country/ni
Travel through Costa Rica Requirements:
Flying into Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) is easy! We have a professional shuttle service pick you up from the airport, holding a sign with your name and Room to Roam. Approximately 1 hour drive to the border and you are guided through the border crossing easily and met on the Nicaraguan side by another professional shuttle who will also have a sign with names. From here it is approximately 1.5 hours drive in the Nicaraguan tropical countryside beauty. Enjoy the journey of being a world traveler and trust that we will get you where you need to go.
- Regardless of duration of stay, Costa Rica requires travelers to carry a minimum of 5 days of travel insurance (around $50) that meets specific pandemic criteria. We have used and recommend this company.
Additionally, all persons entering Costa Rica must fill out a health pass within 48 hours of arrival into Costa Rica. You will need your travel insurance policy info for verification in order to complete this process, which takes less than 5 minutes. Save a picture of your QR code on your phone for making future travel steps even easier.
Other Relevant Information:
Customs Info: When you enter Nicaragua, you will be asked to provide a local address/contact info in addition to paying $13 USD for a tourist visa that lasts 90 days. Aim for exact change on this, just to keep the travel process fluid and simple.
Local address :
Roam to Roam, Playa Gigante,Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua (Hotel in the center of Playa Gigante)
Use our local business number as your local contact info:
Manager Sadam Torres : +505 7896 0707
Weather: Nicaragua daily temps stay pretty consistent year round with the low-high range between 73 and 90 degrees fahrenheit. The “wet season” is May through October, where sporadic tropical rains occur, typically not lasting very long and interspersed with sun and warmth throughout. The ocean temperatures are typically around 80-85 degrees, though there are times when the water can feel a little chilly and you will want a wetsuit jacket or vest.
Money: The local currency is Cordobas (cords) where approximately 35 cords = $1 USD. US dollars are accepted in almost every place, however having smaller bills is helpful to avoid constantly needing the small businesses to make change. It is NOT essential to have local currency ahead of time for your trip. Many places also accept credit cards, just remember to put travel notifications on any cards you may plan to use. Any purchases with Room to Roam can also be made via Venmo or Paypal. Having small bills available is also helpful for tipping easily when the situation arises. It is not essential to tip everyone or accept services (like baggage assistance) if you do not want. However, remember this is a country and economy that depends on tourism, so a small amount here and there can mean a lot to a person/family.
Electronics: Nicaragua uses the same plug/socket/voltage system as the United States, so adaptors are not necessary. (120 volts and 60hz)
Laundry: We have laundry services onsite for $5/load.