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Welcome to Matagalpa


A good starting point for travellers exploring Nicaragua's mountainous regions, Matagalpa (sometimes called the Pearl of the North) is surrounded by beautiful valleys and steep hills that contain coffee and cattle farms, Indian villages, volcanoes, and other interesting places to visit. The city has a uniquely German culture due to settlers in the region, and most of the residents speak English. Matagalpa is also a paradise for outdoor activities like hiking, bird watching and horseback riding.

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.
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