Things to Know, FAQ and Do’s & Dont’s

Where do you fly to?

MGA airport code is Managua International Airport the capital city of Nicaragua, approximately 125 kilometers / 77 miles from Finca Las Nubes which is roughly a two-hour drive

Transportation

We include one Toyota Hilux 4-door truck and driver / local guide in our vacation packages. Additional vehicles are available to rent for large families or groups.

Airport Transfers

We provide door-to-door private airport greeting pickup and departure transfers for $250 round trip for up to 8-10 people, please ask for a custom quote on groups of 10 or more.

The Location

The farm is a 5 minute drive from San Juan Del Sur, the houses are located one mile up our private road from the highway offering unparalleled privacy, security and views.

What is the currency situation?

U.S. dollars work everywhere – the national currency is the Nicaragua Córdoba with an exchange rate of approximately 28 to 1 US or 22 to 1 Canadian dollars

What is included with the house?

Everything you need comes with your house – three meals a day prepared at home, daily maid and laundry service, a vehicle with driver and local guide and all of your tours and activities

What else should I be prepared to spend money on?

Additional vehicle rental (if necessary), round trip airport transfers, any meals out, souvenirs and tips.

What’s the weather like?

Finca Las Nubes is approximately 1500 feet higher in elevation than the town of San Juan, we enjoy a cooler micro-climate with mild temperatures that range from 75° to 80° Fahrenheit

Local Taxes

Nicaragua has a national flat rate 15% sales tax on everything sold.

Tipping and Gratuity

Tipping is customary in Nicaragua. We recommend house staff tips start at $10 a day per person, and your local guide / chauffeur $100 for the week. In bars and restaurants 10%-20% for service tips is the norm – you may find that restaurants automatically add 10% gratuity to your food bill – which is voluntary

Do you need vaccines to travel to Nicaragua?

No there are no travel vaccines required

What wildlife is on the farm?

Our most exotic wildlife are two types of tree sloths, the two-toed and three-toed sloth are residents on the farm and can be seen year-round. Howler monkeys are seen or heard almost every day and less common are white-faced and spider monkeys. Giant iguana, although hard to spot, are abundant here. We have ring-tailed foxes on the farm, coyotes, small forest deer, armadillos, anteaters, opossum, porcupines. We see rare tropical birds such as scarlet Macaws and our national the bird turquoise-browed motmot, a very colorful medium-sized bird with a fancy tail, magpies are commonly seen at the houses as well as wild tropical parrots, weaver birds, falcons, owls and many types of bats.

What are the surf conditions?

Surf conditions are good year-round with nearly 300 days of offshore wind. The dry season comes with a south swell that brings bigger and more consistent surf to Southern Nicaragua. Everybody surfs in shorts or a bathing suit, very rarely do you see anyone wearing a wetsuit, the water conditions are tropical with cooler water currents in January through March.

What are the Visa Requirements?

Nicaragua tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada or the United States, all visitors are required to obtain a Tourist Card (USD $10) on arrival.

What are the farm activities?

You can walk our farm trails looking for wildlife, horseback ride through the forest, make something at our wood shop, practice Spanish with our staff, milk cows, collect eggs, play mini golf or night golf on two courses, skate at the park, mountain bike, take poolside yoga class, get a massage or spa treatment, take a photography class, volunteer at any of our community or school projects and take a number of excursions with your chauffeur to the local beaches or the town of San Juan.

Security & Safety

Only residents and guests are allowed on the farm. We have 24 hour security and gated entry. We have never had any issues here on the farm with regard to the security of our guests.