Some additional information
If you want to travel around a lot in Nicaragua, you could look at the extensive web site of www.vianica.com with all sorts of travel information
See what the CIA writes about Nicaragua.
The BBC offers a concise and readable country profile of Nicaragua.
A Dutch website with 1600(!) links related to Nicaragua is nicaragua.verzamelgids.nl . A lot of the websites it refers to are in English though.
A nice business index interesting for both investors and tourists you find here.
The official currency is the Cordoba. Almost all businesses will accept dollars as well. But it is recommended to carry Cordobas for small expenses.
For seeing the turtles laying their eggs at night at Playa La Flor it is very convenient that you can stay close by in very nice Parque Mar�timo El Coco For nature lovers there is a lot to see and enjoy in la Reserva El Jaguar, 28 km north of Jinotega. Have a look at their website.
For people who like swimming, surfing and/or golfing a beautiful place to stay is Playa Colorado Condo. It is located inside the Hacienda Iguana Golf and Beach Club in Tola, Rivas. Check out their website.
If you prefer a lodge at the San Juan river, surrounded by jungle, then Sabados lodge is your place: www.sabaloslodge.com
You can bring a lot of clothes with you. Or you can travel light and use the laundry services of Mapache in Granada, cheap, fast and professional. You can find them at the corner of Calle la Calzada and El Cisne, from the Central Park 2 blocks to the lake. Free pick up and delivery. Telephone 940-0821 or 611-3501. You get 5% discount if you say you have seen this web page.
When you want to spend some time in San Juan del Sur a good option is to rent a cabin from Jan Luc. His web site is www.lobolira.com Another good option is La Posada Azul Nicaragua Beach Hotel. La Posada Azul is a lovely boutique inn by the beach in San Juan del Sur Nicaragua San Juan del Sur is not the place for surfing though. One of the best visited surf beach is Playa Maderas (YouTube video), north of San Juan del Sur.
For students it be could interesting to know that On Stage helps them to find a place to do practical work in Nicaragua as part of their study: www.onstagenicaragua.com.