Hotel Casa Naranja
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!Hola de Managua!
If you guessed Nicaragua from my clues, then you got it!
I am on the Spanish speaking side of Nicaragua - the Pacific. Yes, Nicaragua does have an English speaking side - the Caribbean.
From the air, this place is lush green next to the giant Lago de Managua and non-threatening. But once on the ground, …
You would never know from these photos that we were in a city that nearly everyone condemned as highly dangerous. We enjoyed this beautiful colonial style hotel (our only 4 star for the month!) and then high-tailed it out of Managua the very next morning.
We had dinner at Dona Haydee, just a block away. It was Nicaraguan specialty food, including Nacatamal. It's only served Fridays and Saturdays, and is a giant tamale with pork, potatoes, onions, and raisins inside. It's just okay- could use more pork and maybe some hot sauce. Nothing an ice cold beer can't help. On the taxi ride from the domestic …
... one small step to go to the Corn Islands. It's just not possible to get to the Corn Islands in one day, so we had to stay in Managua overnight. The city has about 2 million of the country's 6 million inhabitants, so it's decent sized. Had a really great taxi driver to our hotel who spoke nice slow Spanish so my one-semester-of-Spanish could …
... nest. Sadly no pictures nor videos as the turtles can't handle a flash and camera's were forbidden for our group.
Note: the park ranger opened the nest as we were a big group and they have some bad experience with guides wrongfully doing this themselves. Better in a harmless way, then ruing a nest. Ou guide was an Canadian with a lot of experience and said ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet