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Managua Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Managua is the largest city in Nicaragua with a quarter of the country’s population and has been the capital since 1852
  • Originally founded as a fishing village, it lines part of the shore of the world’s 19th biggest lake; Lake Managua
  • After a huge learning campaign the city was officially declared free of illiteracy in 2007, the only South American capital to be so

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What can you Tell me About Managua?
The city began as a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, the biggest lake in Central America. It became the capital because of its position halfway between Granada and Leon. From humble beginnings it soon grew to encompass a quarter of the country’s population and developed into an industrial and commercial centre. Today it also promotes the cultural and historical aspects of the city in an attempt to attract tourists.

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How do I get to Managua? 
Managua has its own airport in the Augusto C Sandino International airport which accepts flights from Canada, the US and Latin America. No flights outside of these countries operate at the moment and travellers from Europe will need to connect via the main US airports or through Toronto Pearson. Transport into the city is simple enough with taxis, buses and car hire all available for the five mile journey.

Managua Cathedral
What Should I do When in Managua?
The old cathedral is a poignant memorial to the 1972 earthquake which killed five thousand citizens and destroyed thousands of buildings. Visit the ruins to see the effect of the earthquake. Take a trip to the former National Palace which is now a museum dedicated to the native peoples of Nicaragua. Finally spend an afternoon at Tiscapa Lagoon, formed in the crater of an ancient volcano.

Driving in Managua - Need to know



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Managua is huge with over 2.2 million residents. It’s fast, noisy, dirty and fun but you’ll need a car to experience it all. Take a look at our prices for car hire in Managua and you’ll find that car hire in Managua is not as expensive as you might have thought. Whilst you might experience local culture on public transport in the city you’ll also experience cramped, dirty conditions and unreliable service.
Avoid all that with the convenience of a hire car in Managua, pre-booked online with us and collected on arrival in Managua. Our prices are amongst the lowest available for car hire in Managua because we make sure our competitor’s prices don’t undercut ours. Additionally, we aim to match this with top quality standards of customer service which would usually come with car hire in Managua costing a lot more.

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