Where is Nicaragua?

Nicaragua is located in Central America between Costa Rica to the South and Honduras and El Salvador to the North. It borders both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Here are two location maps. The first map shows the location of Nicaragua within Central America as a whole.

Maps of Central America and Nicaragua

The second map below shows some of the main towns in Nicaragua, labelled in red.

Maps of Central America and Nicaragua

Here the Nicargua and Central America maps are positioned side by side.

If you are travelling to Nicaragua, consider purchasing a map before you arrive as they are not sold very widely in the country. International Travel Maps and Books has published travel maps of countries around the world since 1985. They have a Nicaragua Map available at Amazon.

The following airlines have regular flights from the US to Nicaragua: Continental Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, TACA.COM , and Copa Airlines. Direct flights to Managua (Nicaragua’s capital city) are scheduled from LA, Miami, Houston, New York and Atlanta.

Flight times from key US hubs are as follows:

  • Miami - 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Houston - 3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Los Angeles - 7 hours

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