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     A concise guide to the history, culture and traditions including other relevant

For a breakdown of information on this country select:
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Embassy/Visa Details Emergency Numbers Health & Safety
Accessibility Travel Tips Climate Report
Accommodation/Cyber Cafes Travel Advice
UPtbaEmbassy/Visa Details

A comprehensive Embassy register including border-crossing requirements.

Where are they, how can they help and when can you contact them?

U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
U.K. Overseas Missions
U.K. Consular Services Abroad
Foreign Consular Offices in U.S
London Diplomatic List (U.K)

Take the official line with:

U.S. Visa Services
U.K. Visa Information

Visit the Passport and Visa Professionals at:

U.S. Travel Documents
U.K. Visaservice

United Kingdom UP

    City: MANAGUA
    Mission: British Embassy
    Address: Plaza Churchill,
    Reparto 'Los Robles' Managua,
    Apartado A-169
    Tel: (505) (2) 780014
    (505) (2) 780887
    Fax: (505) (2) 784085
    E-mail: britemb@ibw.com.ni
    Hours: 13:30-20:30 (GMT)

United States UP

    City: MANAGUA
    Mission: Embassy of the United States
    Address: Apartado Postal 327
    Kilometro 4 1/2 Carretera Sur,
    Managua, Nicaragua
      Unit 2713, Box 10,
     APO AA 3402, USA)
    Tel: 505 2 680123
    E-mail: loaisigagj@amemb.org.ni

UPtbaEmergency Numbers
Ambulance, Fire and Police numbers are listed. Marine, Mountain and Consulate (24Hr) Emergency numbers to follow, where applicable.

UPtbaHealth & Safety

This section will help you assess the potential risks and plan the precautions you need to take both before you go and once you are away.

Worldwide protection for backpackers of all nationalities:
World Travel Center!

Travel health issues tackled from every angle at:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Fit for Travel
Travel Health Online

Up-to-date country advice for all travellers:
U.S. Safetynet
U.K. Safetynet


bakpaka is in the process of researching accessibility for ALL travellers worldwide.

The information being collated reflects the standards and facilities available concerning transport, accommodation, places of interest, leisure pursuits and communication.

Airport facilities and much more at:
World Airport Guide

Students!!! Save now with the ISIC or ISE Card. Discounts on hotels, transportation, museums and more all over the world:
ISE Cards
ISIC Cards

It's good to talk, with over 2,500 languages worldwide:
Just say hello

UPtbaTravel Tips/What's on

General and country specific tips for backpackers, including things to do and see. We are looking for your input, so email tips & anecdotes letting your fellow backpackers and us know what's happening out there!!!

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Well-versed in the pursuit of travel:
Lonely Planet online

Responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the enviroment and sustains the livelihood of local people.

Visit the CI Ecotourism Section of The Ecotravel Centre at:

Small scale, locally produced, low-impact ecotours:

For tailor-made experiences take the Travel Link to:
Wildland Adventures

News and comment from around the world:
World News Central America

UPtbaClimate Report/When to go

This section will develop into a comprehensive guide to current weather and seasonal trends experienced in this country, and advise on weather related issues affecting places of interest.

Current regional conditions and forecasts:
Weather Central America

UPtbaAccommodation/Cyber Cafes

bakpaka is compiling a hostel and budget accommodation guide to suit your needs. In the meantime why not check out the worldwide accommodation options below and through our travel link

The booking system operated by The International Youth Hostel Federation:

The 4anything guide to hostels:
Worldwide Accommodations

A comprehensive Cyber Café register is currently under construction.

The most comprehensive guide on the net:
Cyber Cafes

Here's a selection operating in this country:

    De la Vicky 1, Cuadra al Oeste, 2 Cuadras al Sur,
    Managua, Nicaragua.
    Tel: (505) (2) 788526
    Email: cyber_cafe@mixmail.com
    Hours: 08:30-22:00
    Cost/Hour: US$4

    Arroba Cafe
    Cine Cabrera 2˝ c. norte.
    Managua, Nicaragua.
    Tel: (505) (2) 281478
    Email: arroba_cafe@usa.net
    Cost/Hour: US$3
    Hours: 08:00-22:00 daily

    Casa Internacional Joxi
    Hotel Joxi,
    San Juan Del Sur,
    Tel: (505) (45) 82483
    Fax: (505) (45) 82348
    Email: casajoxi@tmx.com.ni
    Hours: 7 am - 10 pm
    Cost/Hour: US$ 7.50 (30 minutes)
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