Information & Facts
The official language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Some
communities on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages.
English is understood at some tourist destinations.
The currency is named the Córdoba but commonly referred to as
the peso. American dollars can also be used for common
transactions. Bills must be in good shape to be accepted and
damaged bills can be exchanged at banks. Only some banks will
exchange travellers cheques. All major cities have ATMs and most
hotels and restaurants accept credit card payments.
Local time is GMT/UCT -6.