Granada Department. Nicaragua.
Granada Travel Tips
Here are a few tips to make your trip to Granada less stressful:
The Airport Code: MGA
The Airport Code for the International Airport in Managua is MGA. It is about a 25 mile drive to Granada and a taxi will cost you roughly C$40
Our advice is to take the same precautions with bugs as you do in any other Central American destination. Again, we recommend Sawyer Bug Repellant and Benadryl, just in case.
The currency: Cordoba
The currency in Nicaragua is the Cordoba. We were able to pre-order our money through our bank, it was ready in about 10 days. US dollars are accepted in Granada, but we find that using local currency as much as we can cuts down on the exchange rate confusion.
The best mode of transport in Granada is taxi and by foot. If you stay near Parque Central, everything is within walking distance, so you really won’t need to worry too much about it. The city has very narrow streets, most of which are one-way, so getting around in car can be difficult, so unless you have experience driving in Central America, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend renting your own vehicle. Taxi is the best way to get from the airport in Managua and back.