Nicaragua has been deemed the next “it destination” in Central America. While the purpose of many travelers’ visits to Central America’s largest country is to experience the volcanoes, lakes, beaches, wildlife, and culture–the first and last impressions of the country may be the most important. And where do those impressions take place? Unless you’re coming by foot or boat, Augusto C. Sandino International Airport. Here are three unforgettable features of Nicaragua’s main airport located in Managua.
Handmade, Not Hudson News: The backdrop of the hustle and bustle of black suits, is a colorful sea of handmade souvenirs. No chain stores or shops here, just stalls featuring authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts that will leave you wanting to shop for even your extended family members! And a wallet in the airport is $8–the same price you’ll pay in a local market. Same price as outside the airport? That’s unheard of.
More Breakfast Bang for Your Buck: Sure they smell good, but how filling is a Cinnabon roll? At MGA, you can get a huge and hearty Nicaraguan breakfast including eggs, plantains, beans, rice, cheese, sausage, orange juice and coffee for only $3!
Note: A version of this piece was published at Stuck At The Airport.