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Montreal to Managua, Nicaragua - $288 CAD roundtrip including taxes

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Montreal to Managua, Nicaragua - $288 CAD roundtrip including taxes

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COPA Airlines has dropped the price of a few October and November flights from Montreal to Managua, Nicaragua down to $288 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

The flights have 1 stop each way, in Panama City, Panama for 4.5 hours on the way down, and 1 hour on the way home.


Availability for travel

October, November 2019


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1. Go to Skyscanner (cheapest) or Flighthub or Kayak

2. Search for a flight from Montreal (YUL) to Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)

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Oct 23 to Oct 31, Nov 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14
Oct 30 to Nov 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14

Nov 12 to Nov 19, 21, 25, 28
Nov 17 to Nov 25, 28
Nov 19 to Nov 25, 28

Nov 20 to Nov 28
Nov 22 to Nov 28
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Ya we looked at a trip there but there was an advisory from the Government not to fly there, civil unrest. Not worth it
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Ottawa
Is it possible to buy this ticket and get off in Panama and get back on in Panama for the return trip or is that wishful thinking ?
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TechJunk wrote:
Jul 1st, 2019 2:11 pm
Ya we looked at a trip there but there was an advisory from the Government not to fly there, civil unrest. Not worth it
Not the actual Travel Advisory levels of "Avoid non-essential travel" or "Avoid all travel".

It's a key difference, because trip insurance usually has exclusions for destinations under those categories.
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qabloona wrote:
Jul 1st, 2019 2:21 pm
Is it possible to buy this ticket and get off in Panama and get back on in Panama for the return trip or is that wishful thinking ?
No. When you don't arrive for the outward flight in Panama, the rest of the ticket will be cancelled.
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TechJunk wrote:
Jul 1st, 2019 2:11 pm
Ya we looked at a trip there but there was an advisory from the Government not to fly there, civil unrest. Not worth it
thelasthunter wrote:
Jul 1st, 2019 2:31 pm
Careful, a round trip from there may be tough.
According to the gov of CA, its risk level isn't different from France, UK, Belgium, Netherland, etc.

When there are a bunch of people not au courrant, airlines are having hard time to fill up seats. I'd buy it if we get the similar fare from YVR.

OP, you'll get more upvotes if you add your own analysis in addition to copy and paste from another web site
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Beautiful country for those thinking about going. And is generally safer (prior to the civil unrest) of neighboring Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. I haven't been since violence broke out last year as I was there in 2015.

Anyway, if you're willing to risk or look past the travel advisories, you'll find a few different options.

Granada. The must see colonial town. Great base with plenty to do in the city and nearby: volcanoes, boat ride to the nearby isletas, relax at Laguna de Apoyo, coffee tours and zip lining, Masaya market and Catalina.

Leon. The highlight here is the Cathedral but less than a block away is a Museum dedicated to the Revolution - definitely a bit of propaganda but still interesting. When you're in Nicaragua, Flor de Cana becomes the de facto drink so if you become a fan, you can visit a nearby factory. Other day trips: volcano boarding at Cerro negro, a sunset/overnight hike to Tilika, or go to Las Penitas on the ocean to cool off, relax or try surfing.

Ometepe. An island in Lake Nicaragua dominated by two volcanoes. You can summit both if you're adventurous and fit. You can relax in springs or take bikes/scooters along the lakefront. Visit a waterfall. Stay at various eco friendly resorts or cabanas.

San Juan del Sur. Surf central and party central (Sunday Funday). Family friendly too (I've heard). Plenty of nearby beaches and resorts to get away from SJDS proper if crowds and toursits aren't your thing. However, tourism has dropped since the civil unrest of last year.

Little Corn island. I flew roundtrip from Managua. A mix of cultures where English, Spanish and Creole mix freely - Atlantic Nicaragua is different than Pacific Nicaragua. Tiny island with no motorized vehicles - you can walk the island in a few hours. Idyllic place to get away and relax. Great beaches and great snorkeling/scuba. I got PADI certified here. Try all the lobster dinners from the more famous restaurants to the family run ones.
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maverikbc wrote:
Jul 1st, 2019 5:13 pm
According to the gov of CA, its risk level isn't different from France, UK, Belgium, Netherland, etc.

Bad examples.

Those countries have inner-city sectarian strife, knife attacks, acid attacks, car burnings, and intermittent city-clogging riots.

With the exception of Detroit, Chicago, and Baltimore, there are dozens of US cities I'd rather visit or reside in.

Australia, SK, and Japan are a safer bet.
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Forget travel advisories. Went there with family and we had a great time. Rented a house and a 4WD, the later is a must because the main roads are great, but as soon as you take a side road to go to a beach, it's bumpy as hell and it's dirt roads with a lot of red clay, and if it rains, good luck getting up and down hills in a "normal" car. Avoid San Juan del Sur, and stay off the roads after dark.

Nicaragua is basically Costa Rica 20+ ago, great place to visit but minimal tourism infrastructure, but fantastic beaches.

If you only have so-called developed countries on your travel list, well... it's not for you (as in, your loss).
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Risk level(s)
Nicaragua - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in Nicaragua due to the volatile security situation.

Safety and security

Protests

On April 18, 2018, protests broke out throughout the country following the announcement of cuts to pension and social security programs. These protests led to violent clashes, which caused a significant number of casualties.
Although the situation has since returned to a relative calm, it remains unpredictable. Political demonstrations, civil unrest and outbreaks of violence may occur at any time.
Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
Be extremely cautious if you find yourself unexpectedly in a protest
Don’t attempt to drive through any large group or barricade encountered on the street
Keep a low profile
Monitor local media for information on ongoing and planned demonstrations
Follow the instructions of local authorities

Crime
There are reports of increases in crime in Nicaragua since April 2018. Police forces are limited throughout the country and extremely scarce outside of major urban areas.

Violent crime
Violent crime, including armed robbery and sexual assault, occurs. You should pay particular attention in tourist areas including the Corn Islands, Granada, Managua and San Juan del Sur.
Confrontations between rival gangs of youth have also led to violent incidents in certain neighbourhoods, particularly on the outskirts of Granada and on other urban peripheries.

Petty crime
Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs.
These incidents occur often while drivers are stopped at intersections and while pedestrians are walking on the street. They often involve 2 people on a motorcycle, in which the passenger grabs the bag while the driver keeps driving.
Crime tends to increase during holiday seasons such as Christmas and Easter.
Remain alert when walking in markets, near the old cathedral and the Tica bus terminal in Managua, at public transportation terminals and in poorer areas
Restrict travel to tourist areas and to daylight hours
Travel in groups whenever possible
Avoid hitchhiking
Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times
Carry a photocopy of the identification page of your passport and a photocopy of the page that was stamped by local immigration authorities at the point of entry
Don’t carry large amounts of money, especially while travelling on buses
Use only hotels that provide adequate security

Kidnapping
“Express” kidnappings have occurred, especially in areas where violent crime is prominent. In these abductions, criminals ask for small, immediate ransoms. The kidnappers usually force their victims to withdraw funds from an ATM or to arrange for family or friends to pay the ransom. This ploy is often used by criminal taxi drivers, who pick up the victim and then stop to pick up associates.
Use only authorized taxi with red plates
Book your ride in advance, when possible
Avoid sharing a taxi with strangers
If attacked, don’t resist, as criminals often carry weapons and may become violent

Fraudulent tour guides
Tourists have been robbed by fraudulent tour guides offering a tour on the island of Ometepe.
Consult hotel staff and local authorities for information on reputable tour guides.

Women’s safety
Women travelling alone may be subject to some forms of harassment and verbal abuse. Local authorities may not regard harassment as unlawful unless physical contact or explicit threats are made.
Safe-travel guide for women

Demonstrations
Demonstrations occur regularly, particularly in Managua. Periodic violence occurs on the streets as a result of protests.
This can lead to disruptions to traffic and public transportation. Access to the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport and to the area of Carretera a Masaya in Managua may be affected.
According to the Nicaraguan constitution, it is illegal for foreigners to participate in Nicaraguan political affairs, including demonstrations and protests. Participation may result in detention and/or deportation.
Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent at any time.
Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
Follow the instructions of local authorities
Monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations
More about mass gatherings (large-scale events)

Swimming
Coastal waters can be dangerous. Riptides are common. Warning signs, lifeguards and rescue equipment are often lacking.
Drownings occur regularly.
Water safety abroad

Road safety
Road conditions and road safety are poor throughout the country. Except for the Pan-American Highway, most roads lack shoulders and are narrow, potholed and poorly lit. Road signs are usually non-existent. Most streets are unnamed. Detours are common but often unmarked. Livestock may be on the streets and highways. Therefore, driving after dark is very dangerous.
Vehicles are poorly maintained. Drivers do not respect traffic laws and can be reckless. Drinking and driving is prevalent.
Roadside assistance is not available. Cell phone coverage outside urban areas can be lacking, particularly in mountainous areas.
Despite regular security patrols by the Nicaraguan army and police, armed banditry and carjackings occur in areas near Bonanza, La Rosita and Siuna (known as the mining triangle) in northeastern Nicaragua. Carjackings have also been reported between Managua and Puerto Cabezas.
Only travel overland to Honduras on Nicaraguan highways with official border crossings: El Espino, Guasaule and Las Manos
Restrict road travel in these areas to daylight hours
Travel in convoys of at least two vehicles
Keep your car windows closed and doors locked when driving through crowded areas
Avoid hitchhiking

Public transportation
Public transportation is unreliable and often overcrowded. Vehicles are generally in poor condition.
Buses
Pickpockets often target tourists in public buses. Travellers have also been assaulted when getting off a bus.
Avoid conversations with friendly strangers
Don’t reveal your intended destination
Don’t share a cab at the end of a bus ride
Be cautious of any advice or shortcut that could convince you to get off a bus earlier than planned
Taxis
Many taxis are in poor condition and lack safety features such as seat belts.
It is common in Nicaragua for taxi drivers to pick up other passengers, unless it has been agreed upon that you want a private ride.
Unauthorized taxi drivers have robbed passengers.
Use only taxis that have red plates and a circle on the door that says “Cooperativa”
Avoid hailing a taxi on the street
Take taxis from hotels or from main entrances to shopping malls
Make detailed arrangements before your trip and consider coordinating your pick up at the same time
Avoid sharing taxis with strangers
Ensure that the driver doesn’t pick up any other passenger on the way to your destination; this needs to be agreed upon prior to entering the taxi and a higher fee will likely be requested

Marine transportation
The Caribbean and the Pacific coasts of Nicaragua are known to be drug transit zones.
Mariners should take appropriate precautions.
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Brilliant place to visit. If the dates weren’t so restrictive I’d jump on this. I loved Granada. Felt like a millionaire there with my $Can exchange and the prices of things. I rented a villa with maid and private pool near the centre of town with 4 bedrooms and a view of a smoking volcano for around $100 US a night.
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Dec 3, 2018
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Don't hesitate if you have concerns about your safety. Don't be stupid and you'll be fine. Play stupid games you will win stupid prizes.

Best part of how dirt cheap everything is. You can get hotels and or Airbnbs for next to nothing. You can stretch your money like crazy.

Go go go.
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Nov 15, 2017
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Almost all of Latin America is having a tough time with crime, beautiful nature and lots of culture, yes, but I would avoid for the time being.

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