In much of Nicaragua, parking is unregulated and it’s wherever you can find a convenient space, simply make sure you don’t cause an obstruction or inconvenience others.
Paid parking is infrequent in small towns and villages and more often found in the bigger towns and cities. In Managua there are controlled parking bays along the roads in the business district as well as parking garages, covered and uncovered. Even in daytime it’s best to park where your car and you are visible or use an attended garage. At night it’s even more important and you should park somewhere well-lit and as close to your destination as possible, even if that means paying.
There is very little enforcement of parking regulations in Nicaragua but if you obstruct others or business access you can be towed and fined.
Disabled drivers are left to their own devices and this usually means trying to find a spot close to where you are going or asking for assistance at an attending parking garage. You’ll usually receive some assistance but there is no official stance on disabled parking.