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Traveling with Kids in Nicaragua

Traveling with your children in Nicaragua is perfectly feasible and may very well enhance your enjoyment of the country. Family is central to Nicaraguan life, and children are particularly adored. As a result, your kids are likely to attract a good deal of friendly attention and may help break down the barriers between you and the Nicaraguans you meet. On the other hand, the combination of oppressive heat, long, uncomfortable bus journeys and strange food can induce whining from even the best-behaved children.


For the sake of both parent and child, it is wise to break up long journeys into multiple segments. Whenever possible, try to book a hotel with a pool, so that the kids have a fun way to beat the heat. While vigorón might not be on every kid’s must-eat list, there are plenty of places to appease your children with pizza or ice cream, and Managua offers most of the foods from home that they’ll miss. It is also relatively easy to fit child-friendly activities, like going to the beach, checking out volcanoes or boating on Lake Nicaragua, into your itinerary.


The practical issues involved in taking your children to Nicaragua are not dramatically different from those surrounding domestic travel with kids. The Nicaraguan sun is particularly strong, so make sure your child’s skin is well-protected. Diapers are available in some of the larger cities, but they are expensive, and it may be better to bring some from home if you’ll only be traveling for a short time. Most other items your baby would need, from pacifiers to bottles, are readily available across the country. As a general rule, if a child can travel on your lap, he or she will not be charged for a bus ticket. Hotels are often flexible about rates for families, as well, so it never hurts to ask. Single parents should, whenever possible, carry a letter from the other parent giving permission to take the child into Nicaragua.


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By Nick Rosen
A staff-writer here at V!VA's offices in Ecuador, I came to Quito after having worked on public health and development projects in Africa. Naturally,...
08 May 2009

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