Lodging

Nicaragua has some first class international hotel chains and many charming family owned hotels and simple, but precious lodges in prime nature spots around the country. A room with private bath usually runs above US$50 per night in the city and US$20 in the countryside, while air-conditioning and hot water will push you above US$30 in most cases. In wilderness areas meals are often included in the price and electricity produced by a diesel generator that runs a few hours after sundown until everyone turns in. Luxurious lodging can be found in Managua, Granada, León, and at the beach resort of Montelimar.