Amber Dobrzensky

Festivals and Events in Managua

August is the best month of the year in Managua—you can expect parades, horse shows, and unlimited quantities of beer and rum. Here’s more information about festivals in the city (including July 19th celebrations) to help you plan your trip.

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Nightlife in Managua, Nicaragua

Dancing is a central part of the Managua experience. The music scene ranges from popular electronic to booty-shaking reggaetón, as well as plenty of salsa, merengue, and bachata. Managua has several places to learn salsa and merengue if you are in town for a longer period of time. If you prefer something more low-key, there are lots of bars and clubs with atmospheres that range from sultry to suspect, but they change on an annual basis, as Managuans flock inexorably to the newest scene.

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Peñas Blancas and the Costa Rica Border

Peñas Blancas is the official border crossing into Costa Rica. Since 1999, this post has undergone massive construction and renovation, making it a nicer—and better organized—post than even Costa Rica’s (although the Ticos have a cafeteria on their side, something still lacking on the Nica side of the border).

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