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Best Nicaragua Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Nicaragua (Updated 2022)

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In this guide you will learn about the best Nicaragua sim card for tourists and how to buy a prepaid sim card in Nicaragua. Click here to book online Managua activities and day trips

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Nicaragua with Claro Nicaragua prepaid sim card for 200 NIO=$6 USD with 7 GB data valid for 15 days. Read here best Nicaragua eSim

You can find the cheapest Nicaragua eSim with Airalo Nicaragua eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Make sure you check Holafly Nicaragua eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data and you can activate with QR Code.

Read here Nicaragua travel tips and things to do in Nicaragua 

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WHERE TO STAY IN NICARAGUA

The average price of a dorm bed in Nicaragua is around $10 USD depending on the season can be more or less of that price. If you’re going for a mid-budget accommodation for $30-50 USD and if you prefer luxury accommodation starting from $70 USD.

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BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE

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You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

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NICARAGUA TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN NICARAGUA

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First thing we have to say about Nicaragua prepaid sim card that internet and data connection is great in Nicaragua especially in the cities. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains, beaches and forest where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Nicaragua. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get outside the airport when getting to the city in an official phone shop.

There are 3 main phone operators in Nicaragua: Claro, Movistar and CooTel. The fastest speed is Claro with the most geographical coverage. Movistar can be an option if you are looking for better packages.

BUYING NICARAGUA PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT (SIM CARD MANAGUA AIRPORT)

Buying a Nicaragua sim card in Managua airport is simple and easy. You can get your sim card in Augusto C. Sandino International Airport. This option it will be more expensive but it’s great especially if you are heading outside the city to the beach.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Nicaragua prepaid sim card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy your Nicaragua tourist sim card in Managua, Granada and Leon.

WHERE TO GET YOUR NICARAGUA TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Nicaragua sim card in Managua airport and phone shops. There are phone kiosks and local shops willing to sell a Nicaragua prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport even it’s not required.

If you are getting to Nicaragua by bus from Honduras or Costa Rica you can also get your Nicaragua tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around in kiosks and street sellers.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD NICARAGUA COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card in Nicaragua with Claro the most popular one in the country. We will tell you about Movistar and Claro packages and prices. Cootel will be only available if you buy a phone with them in Nicaragua or a hotspot since they don’t sell sim cards in Nicaragua.

Claro Nicaragua Sim Card

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Claro Nicaragua sim card is the largest phone operator in the country. You will have the best coverage and we totally recommend this sim card if you are traveling in a few destinations in Nicaragua. Check here prices and packages in Claro website!

You can get a Claro sim card in Nicaragua for 50 NIO=$1.5 USD. You can get data packages for 100 NIO=$3 USD with 4.5 GB data valid for 7 days.

If you prefer data packages with Claro prepaid sim card in Nicaragua for 200 NIO=$6 USD with 7 GB data valid for 15 days.

Movistar Nicaragua Sim Card

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Movistar Nicaragua sim card is the second-largest phone operator in Nicaragua. You can get a Movistar sim card starting from 30 NIO approx $1 USD to 200 NIO. Check here prices and packages in Movistar website!

You can get a prepaid sim card with Movistar Nicaragua for 110 NIO=$3 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days.

If you prefer data packages with Movistar prepaid sim card in Nicaragua for 250 NIO=$8 USD with 3 GB data valid for 15 days.

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Cootel Nicaragua Sim Card

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Cootel Nicaragua sim card is the smallest phone operator in the country. You can only use this option if you buy a Cootel phone or hotspot since they don’t sell sim cards. Check here prices and packages in Cootel website!

Just if you buy in Nicaragua the phone or the hotspot pay attention to their prices and packages. Prices with Cootel Nicaragua for $2 USD with 1 GB, for $10 USD with 8 GB data and $14 USD with 15 GB data.

NICARAGUA SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD NICARGUA)

My Nicaragua Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Nicaragua with Claro Nicaragua prepaid sim card for 200 NIO=$6 USD with 7 GB data valid for 15 days.

You can find the cheapest Nicaragua eSim with Airalo Nicaragua eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Make sure you check Holafly Nicaragua eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data and you can activate with QR Code.

BEST TIME TO VISIT NICARAGUA

The best time to visit Nicaragua is in April, and you could be able to get the best combination of warm temperatures and minimal rainfall.

If you want to see a much brighter and lush environment from December to March to enjoy the dry season in Nicaragua. The rainy season is from May to December so better you avoid if you have the choice.

Click here to know more about the weather in Nicaragua!

CURRENCY AND ATMS IN NICARAGUA

The currency of Nicaragua is called Cordoba (NIO) and as of now, $1 USD is worth 34 Cordobas NIO. Do not exchange your currency at the airport because you’ll get less than what you’ll get with the city’s exchange.

Anyway if you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling in Nicaragua, everyone accepts US cash and if you want to know more about the currency check the exchange rate at the moment.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN NICARAGUA

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Prices are very affordable in Nicaragua and starts from $2 USD in local restaurants per meal. You can get frescos (local juices) and a few snacks as street food for only $1 USD. Beers and drinks at night will cost you $2-3 USD.

For fine dining restaurants prices can start at $7-10 USD per person. You can manage so easy your food budget travel in Nicaragua for $10 USD daily.

WHERE TO STAY IN NICARAGUA

Nicaragua is one of the cheapest places to travel to in Central America! There is definitely a number of cheap hostels to stay in which you will be pleased to know. 

The average price of a dorm bed in Nicaragua is around $10 USD depending on the season can be more or less of that price. If you’re going for a mid-budget accommodation for $30-50 USD and if you prefer luxury accommodation starting from $70 USD.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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