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.
On this website you can find news articles about Nicaragua in English.
The official currency is the Cordoba. Almost all businesses will accept dollars as well. But it is recommended to carry Cordobas for small expenses. The exchange rate on the airport is pretty bad, so changing money there is not such a good idea.
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.
You want to go to Ometepe? Have a look here for a ferry schedule.
Want to spend some time on Ometepe? Look at Hospedaje La Penita, the only real deal Family hostel/b&b on the island run by a 5 generation Ometepe family. Hospedaje La Penita is located near the mean road in the middle of the island just outside Altagracia. We offer clean and quality beds and private rooms for only 7 USD per person, per night. We can make breakfast as well as dinner ( vegetarian, vegan or gluten free on request) We offer pick-up service as well as bike, scooter, motor and quad rental. Daytrips include visits to waterfall San Ramon, vulcano Maderas or Conception, Ojo de Agua, horseback riding and many more. We speak English, Dutch, German and Spanish.
For the most recent information about our services, have a look at our Facebook page. On that page we also post our special offers.